Health in Zip 05355 (Wardsboro, VT)
The health of the people living in Wardsboro, Vermont (05355) is a high priority for the local hospitals and medical facilities in the area. The community is served by Grace Cottage Hospital, which provides comprehensive healthcare services to the residents of Wardsboro and surrounding areas. There are also a number of independent primary care practices in the area that provide quality medical care. Additionally, there are numerous specialty physicians and mental health providers located in Wardsboro who serve the community's needs. All these health care providers strive to ensure that everyone is able to access affordable and quality medical care when they need it. Furthermore, an emphasis is placed on preventive care and wellness services to help keep local residents healthy and active.
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 270 physicians per 100,000 population in Wardsboro (zip 05355). The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
HEALTH COST INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Wardsboro (zip 05355) area is 98.1 (lower=better). The US average is 100.
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Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.
WATER QUALITY INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Wardsboro (zip 05355) area is 64 (100=best). The US average is 55.
64 / 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.
The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Wardsboro (zip 05355) area is 65 (100=best). The US average is 87.
65 / 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.
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Wardsboro (zip 05355) commutes 29.4 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
AIR QUALITY INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Wardsboro (zip 05355) area is 93 (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.
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Physicians per Capita