Boone County Ranked Top 10 Healthiest County in Missouri

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COLUMBIA- The University of Wisconsin conducted a study that looked at areas like birth and death rates along with the wellness of life. Researchers gathered information from national statistics, phone surveys and health departments.

The study ranked Boone County in the top ten healthiest counties among other counties in the state of Missouri. Linda Cooperstock of Columbia Public Health and Human Services, says that factors like the quality of air and number of parks are some contributing factors that may have placed Boone County in the top.