04/03/2012 09:29 am ET

County Health Report: Wayne Lands At Bottom, Washnetaw Near Top

By Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press

One of Michigan's most rural counties now shares an unwanted distinction with the state's most populous: very poor health outcomes, according to a report released today.

Ontonagon and Wayne counties now rest at the bottom -- 82 and 81 respectively -- in the third county rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a health care philanthropy, and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

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