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Leelanau County was named the healthiest county in the state according to a new study.

Leelanau County is the healthiest county in Michigan, according to a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

The rankings examine the health and well-being of people living in nearly every county in the United States.

Factors in the rankings include; rates of childhood poverty, rates of smoking, obesity levels, access to physicians and dentists, rates of high school graduation and college, access to healthy foods and levels of physical activity.

Leelanau County took the crown with other northern Michigan counties making strong statements on the list. Here are how the northern Michigan counties fared:

1. Leelanau County

7. Grand Traverse County

8. Charlevoix County

9. Benzie County

14. Isabella County

15. Emmet County

18. Cheboygan County

21. Mecosta County

25. Chippewa County

28. Otsego County

33. Missaukee County

34. Osceola County

40. Mackinac County

45. Antrim County

54. Newaygo County

55. Mason County

56. Wexford County

58. Manistee County

59. Lake County

62. Crawford County

66. Luce County

68. Montmorency County

70. Presque Isle County

71. Roscommon County

76. Kalkaska County

77. Alpena County

The overall least healthy county was Wayne County in southeast Michigan.

For a statewide, county-by-county breakdown of the rankings, click here.

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