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      How healthy is your county?

      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.