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Ga. health rankings: Newton County

(WXIA) -- A new report offers detailed health statistics for each of Georgia's counties.

The findings, which are posted at countyhealthrankings.org, determined that Forsyth is Georgia's healthiest county. Early is the least healthy.

Newton is Georgia's 49th healthiest county, according to the data. It ranks 32nd for quality of life, 79th for health behaviors (such as smoking and obesity), 61st for clinical care, 42nd for social and economic factors (like graduation rates and violent crimes), and 134th for physical environment.

Here are some interesting takeaways about Newton County:

* 16% of adult residents are in "poor or fair" health
* 34% of adult residents are obese
* 20% of residents are uninsured
* 58.6% of adult residents completed at least some college coursework
* 42% of children live in single-parent households
* 46% of adult residents have what would be considered a "long" daily commute

See the full rankings.

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