Survey Seems Faulty

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Editor:

It was with dismay that I read in a recent Arizona Republic that Gila County ranked 15th (bottom of the list) in a healthy county listing according to a survey between the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

One of the factors was “how many people died before the age of 75” if you check our obituary listings, most are in their 80s or 90s.

Air quality was another factor and Gila County has better air quality than Maricopa.

Density of fast food restaurants we would fail as we have too many.

But overall I think we are a healthier county with hiking trails, walking groups, golf courses and lots of outdoor activities almost year-round.

I find fault with this survey.

Claire Wall

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