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Baltimore remains the least healthy place in Maryland, Montgomery the most in latest annual ranking

Baltimore remains the least healthy place in Maryland, Montgomery the most in latest annual ranking

Baltimore City remains the least healthy jurisdiction in Maryland and Montgomery County is the healthiest, according to the latest ranking from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

The groups take an annual look at drivers of health, going beyond access to health care and life expectancy, to include such measures as housing costs and children living in poverty. The top and bottom of the rankings in Maryland have changed little in recent years.

The report’s authors say it shows that a lack of safe and affordable homes is tied to poor health. Among the findings: 64 percent of children living in poverty in Maryland were...

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