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Boone County Ranks Low on Health Behaviors

Apr 18, 2017
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Although it's the top county in the state when it comes to access to clinical care, Boone County has nothing to brag about on health outcomes and behaviors. 

According to this year's county health rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Boone County has higher numbers than the state average on alcohol consumption-related behaviors and sexually transmitted diseases. 

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The percentage of people who get health insurance through their employer has dropped significantly in Missouri during the past decade.

A report released Thursday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says that fewer than 63 percent of Missouri residents had employer-sponsored health insurance in 2011, down from 75 percent in 2000.

Missouri's decline was greater than national average of a roughly 10 percentage point drop.