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New report ranks Wayne County least healthy in Michigan

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Posted at 8:34 AM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 08:34:57-04

A new report released Wednesday finds the healthiest place to live is on the west side of Michigan and the least healthy is in southeast Michigan.

The rankings, from CountyHealthRankings.org, are based on a number factors that include obesity rates, smoking rates, health insurance coverage, life expectancy and premature deaths.

Ottawa County, on the west side of Michigan, was ranked the healthiest in the state.

Wayne County was ranked the least healthy.

Livingston County was ranked third, the same spot it held last year.

Washtenaw County was eighth.

Oakland County moved up five spots this year to 10th place.

Macomb County was down one spot at 59th.