Hamilton, Hendricks & Boone counties at top of health rankings; Marion ranks 78 out of 92

INDIANAPOLIS - Recent health rankings show three central-Indiana counties at the top of the heap, with Marion County trailing way behind at 78th place out of the state's 92 counties.

The fifth-annual "County Health Rankings" was released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation along with the University of Wisconsin Population Institute. 

The rankings rate overall health for Indiana's counties. The foundation said its researchers use a standard formula to measure how healthy people are and how long they live. 

The foundation said it essentially works like this: Researchers considered 29 factors for each county in all and compared all of that information with how long people are actually living in any given area. 

Their findings were compiled to make up a map, charting each county's rankings. Find that map here.

Hamilton, Hendricks and Boone counties are the top three ranking counties in Indiana, respectively. It's the second year those three counties have topped the list. Find out where your county lies in the list here.

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