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Health in Nebraska

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 184 physicians per 100,000 population in Nebraska. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Nebraska area is 127.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

127.0 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Nebraska area is 40 (100=best). The US average is 55.

40 / 100

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 Nebraska area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 87.

60 / 100

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 Nebraska commutes 18.4 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 Nebraska area is 73 (100=best). The US average is 58.

73 / 100

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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    Reviews for Nebraska    14 Reviews
    Omaha doesn’t belong in Nebraska - 11/28/2020
    First off, I’ve lived in Omaha my whole life. If there’s one thing I could say, it’s that Omaha doesn’t belong in Nebraska. If your looking for an urban place that feels... Read More

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    Not the Good Life for everyone - 8/4/2020
    Have lived in the suburbs of Omaha for 14 years, coming here strictly for family reasons. The weather goes from too hot & humid to cold that goes to your bones. The... Read More

    Omaha isn't the good life! - 7/11/2015
    Whoever said living Nebraska is the good life, they obviously have never lived anywhere else. This place is pathetic. The unemployment rate is false. Most of the poor... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN NEBRASKA
    68516, 68104, 68521, 68107, 68123, 68701, 68116, 68025, 68801, 68134, ... 581 more


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