Auburn-Opelika named healthiest area in AL

Auburn-Opelika named healthiest area in AL

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - You can find the healthiest community in Alabama right here in the Chattahoochee Valley, according to a new study.

A study published by USA Today ranked the Auburn-Opelika area as the healthiest in the state of Alabama.

The study took into account percentage of people without health insurance, percentage of food insecurity, obesity rates, and unemployment rate.

The study says a relatively strong insurance coverage rate, with only 11.5 percent uninsured, helped the community gain the top spot.

Meanwhile, metro Atlanta was named the healthiest community in Georgia.

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