Trinity no longer study's most unhealthy county in state

(KTRE) - An annual study ranking Texas counties by their overall health no longer lists Trinity at the bottom.

Trinity County, which ranked dead last in 2010, is now 221 out of 223 counties in "health outcomes." Polk County is ranked 222.

Counties are ranked based on several health-related factors, including premature deaths, smoking and obesity rates and social factors.

Among East Texas counties, Cherokee is 159, Angelina is ranked 168, Nacogdoches is 187, Jasper is 193, San Augustine is 207, Sabine is 208, Houston is 209 and Newton is 220.

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