Cincinnati ranks among nation’s 5 healthiest cities

incinnati is one of the healthiest cities in the U.S., according to a new ranking.

The Queen City was No. 4 on the inaugural National Health Index created by health care website Healthgrades.

“The Queen City has much to be proud of when it comes to the quality of its health care,” the ranking states. “Cincinnati ranks very high for access to high-quality hospitals. That factor pulls up its overall score.”

The area received grades near the national average for overall health of the population and ratio of doctors to the population but fell short in the risky behaviors ranking.

Cincinnati was ranked behind Twin Cities, Minn.; Denver and Sacramento, Calif., and just ahead of Portland, Ore.; Baltimore and Milwaukee.

Healthgrades’s new index is designed to help consumers make care choices in their market and complements other rankings created by the company. It was created by combining information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2015 survey, the 2015 Association of American Medical Colleges Report and the Healthgrades 2018 hospital quality rankings. To see the full ranking, click here.

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