Maryland City Ranked as the “Most Unhealthy” in the State

According to a recent report, each state has a city that is considered to be the unhealthiest. While it may not be the most desirable title to hold, the list has been compiled for the year 2023.

According to 24/7 Wall Street, the quality of the local healthcare system, public health policy, culture, environment, and the economy are all factors that contribute to determining the unhealthiest cities. They have conducted a ranking of such cities based on these factors.

The Hagerstown-Martinsburg metro area has been identified as the unhealthiest city in the state of Maryland by 24/7 Wall Street. The Hagerstown-Martinsburg Metropolitan Area is composed of the cities of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Martinsburg, West Virginia. This metropolitan area is situated primarily within the Cumberland and Shenandoah valleys and is inhabited by approximately 263,753 individuals.

Data reveals that the city has a considerably higher rate of unhealthy behaviors, including smoking which constitutes 20.4% of the population, and adult obesity which affects 37.7% of the city’s residents. Moreover, a significant proportion of the local population, accounting for 15.1%, are reportedly experiencing fair or poor health. Residents may experience poorer health outcomes due to a combination of factors, including the fact that the median household income is only $67,372 per year.

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