Metro Atlanta counties secured top spots in an annual ranking of the healthiest counties in the state with Forsyth leading the way, according to a study released Wednesday.
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TOP FIVE HEALTHY COUNTIES
1 — Forsyth
2 — Fayette
3 — Oconee
4 — Gwinnett
5 — Cherokee
17 — DeKalb County
29 — Fulton
42 — Clayton
Source: The 2013 County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Rankings are based on a wide variety of health factors including the following: obesity, smoking, poverty, excessive drinking, high school graduation rates and the ratio of the population to primary care physicians.
A complete list of rankings is available at www.countyhealthrankings.org