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Report: Chester Second-Healthiest County in Pa.

The healthiest county in Pennsylvania was Union, the report found.

Report: Chester Second-Healthiest County in Pa.
Of all 67 counties in Pennsylvania, Chester is the second-healthiest, according to a new report.

The report looked at such factors as premature death, which it defined as deaths before age 75; self-reported health status; self-reported poor physical and mental days; and low birthweight.

It also considered the number of people uninsured; the number of physicians, dentists and mental-health providers; the number of preventable hospital stays; and the number of mammogram and diabetic screenings.

See the full list of factors considered here.

The healthiest county in Pennsylvania was Union, the report found. The least healthy was Philadelphia. 

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