Knox County scores higher than state as a whole on health and well-being index

Published: Mar. 24, 2017 at 9:23 PM EDT
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The Tennessee Health and Well-Being Index, a new tool created by the Sycamore Institute, measures the drivers of health and tracks them over time. In a new release of the index, Knox County scored higher than the state as a whole in health and well-being.

The index also found that Knox County scored better on the social and economic environment, health behaviors and the physical environment than the state, but slightly worse on clinical care.

The statewide overall score for Tennessee was 6.6 out of 10, while Knox County's score rested at 6.9 overall.

Knox County came in first place of the whole state for highest overall health and well-being score. Knox County's social and economic score was 7.3, the health and behavior score was 5.3, the clinical care score was 7.9 and the physical environment score was 8.2

After Knox County, Davidson County, Mid-Cumberland region, Hamilton and Madison counties rounded out the top five areas in health and well-being across the state.

To see a full report of the state's Health and Well-Being Index, click