Washtenaw-Wayne county line marks greatest disparity in health outcomes in Michigan
Though residents in Washtenaw and Wayne counties have access to world-class medical facilities, the disparity in health outcomes across the county line is the greatest in Michigan, according to media reports.
Washtenaw County is ranked fifth in Michigan for its health outcomes like physical and mental health, birth rate and premature death.
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On average, Wayne County residents have a higher rate of obesity, are more likely to suffer from diabetes, have mental health issues and have a child die as an infant. The average Wayne County resident dies at a younger age than people living in any other Michigan county.
Policy analysts say the proportion of residents in each county with health insurance is a factor in the health gap between Washtenaw and Wayne counties, Bridge Magazine reported.