Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area, VT Health


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The Burlington-South Burlington, VT metro area is known for its high quality of life and healthcare. This region boasts many excellent local hospitals and medical facilities that provide quality care to the population. The University of Vermont Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Rutland Regional Medical Center, and North Country Hospital are just a few of the respected healthcare institutions in the area. Additionally, there are a variety of specialty practices dedicated to providing specialized care in fields such as pediatric medicine, mental health, sports medicine, oncology and geriatrics. These facilities ensure that all residents have access to the highest standard of healthcare available in order to promote healthy living and well-being. In addition to comprehensive medical care, these hospitals and clinics engage in regular public health initiatives such as education campaigns on a range of topics related to disease prevention in order to promote better individual health outcomes within the community.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.

Physicians per Capita

There are 369 physicians per 100,000 population in Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area area is 98.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

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Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area area is 73 (100=best). The US average is 55.

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Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area area is 74 (100=best). The US average is 87.

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The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area commutes 22.4 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area area is 79 (100=best). The US average is 58.

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This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Air Quality Health Risk