Where you live has a lot to do with how long you'll live and how healthy you'll be while you're alive. That's why, according to California's 2012 County Health Rankings, Orange County residents are doing better and living longer than their Angeleno neighbors to the north.
The rankings, released Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, looked at some of the obvious things such as obesity rates, excessive drinking and smoking in a region. But it also measured the number of deaths from car crashes, physical inactivity, exposure to air pollution and the availability of fresh foods.
Marin County in San Francisco’s North Bay Area was ranked California’s healthiest, while rural Trinity County came in last for the areas in Northern California.
Orange County topped the county list in Southern California, coming in number 6 statewide. Los Angeles County ranked 28th; Riverside was 32nd.
San Bernardino County ranked 41st out of the 56 counties studied, but it also showed some of greatest improvements since the first study was done three years ago.