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Ohio State is home to a wide variety of health facilities. With over a dozen hospitals and numerous medical centers, Ohio State is well equipped to ensure residents have access to quality health care. Local hospitals are highly rated and the University Hospital provides world class healthcare services for more complex care. The Ohio Department of Health regularly monitors local public health, with services such as the Ohio Cancer Registry that tracks and helps reduce the burden of cancer in Ohioans. The state also offers vital medical services through programs such as Medicaid, which provides essential healthcare coverage to low-income individuals and families. Additionally, there are an abundance of smaller clinics and private practices located throughout Ohio that offer quality primary care services. Altogether, Ohio State’s array of healthcare providers ensures that all residents have access to proper treatment and care.

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 217 physicians per 100,000 population in Ohio. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Ohio area is 87.3 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

87.3 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Ohio area is 35 (100=best). The US average is 55.

35 / 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 Ohio area is 88 (100=best). The US average is 87.

88 / 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 Ohio commutes 23.4 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 Ohio area is 61 (100=best). The US average is 58.

61 / 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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Ohio is pretty good if you can get a decent job. Weather is tempered with the great lakes, and we've get all 4 seasons. Summers are pretty hot, but winters could stand  More

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Ohio is the armpit of American (with KY being the anus). Phrases such as "Nothing to See since 1803," or "Come to Ohio on vacation, leave on probation," aptly describe  More

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Many large cities with tons of things to do. The the Cs offer anything you like-- water/beach at lake erie in Cleveland. Or hit in town at night in the Short North over  More

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