Muscogee County ranks 114 out of 159 counties in Georgia in terms of health outcomes, according to an annual report issued by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — but the county ranks 58/159 in health factors, "an estimate of the future health of counties as compared to other counties within a state."
County Health Rankings pulls from almost three dozen specific indicators, much of it from state and county data, which are then broadened back into two measurements: health outcomes and health factors.
The former represents is "based on two types of measures: how long people live and how healthy people feel while alive." Muscogee county ranks 123/159 in the state for length of life; and 85/159 for quality of life, which includes the percentage of residents with fair or poor health and the percentage of low birth weights. More here .
Muscogee's ranking in health factors, meanwhile, is much higher and is "based on four types of measures: health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic, and physical environment factors." The county ranked 149/159 in health behaviors (smoking, drinking and obesity rates; teen pregnancy; etc.), 6/159 in clinical care (number of health and care providers; number of preventable hospital stays; etc.), 57/19 in social and economic factors (education level; unemployment; etc.) and 40/159 in physical environment (air and water pollution rates; length of commute; etc.)
Alabama's Lee and Russell Counties ranked 3 and 53 out of 67 counties in health outcomes, respectively; and 3 and 54 out of 67 in health factors. Learn more about Lee's ranking here ; and more about Russell's ranking here .