Delaware Health


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Delaware is home to numerous hospitals and medical facilities that provide quality health care services to its population. The Wilmington VA Medical Center, Bayhealth Medical Center, Christiana Care Health System, St. Francis Healthcare and Beebe Healthcare are just a few of the local hospitals located in the state. Additionally, Delaware has a wide range of medical facilities providing primary and specialized care for residents. These facilities include urgent care centers, physician offices, pharmacies, rehabilitation centers, long-term care centers and more. With such an abundance of health care options available to its citizens, Delaware is able to provide quality healthcare and access to services for its population.

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 201 physicians per 100,000 population in Delaware. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Delaware area is 107.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

107.7 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Delaware area is 29 (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 Delaware area is 39 (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 Delaware commutes 25.7 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 Delaware area is 65 (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
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Over 6 years ago

Delaware is a small state which makes everything you need close. It is also centrally located between major cities like Baltimore and Philadelphia. The property taxes  More

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Over 13 years ago

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Over 14 years ago

i would like to know is dover,de is a good place to raise kids.cause i have 4. is the crime rate low? where is the best area to live in dover,de? please reply...... if  More

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