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Brookings County named South Dakota's healthiest county

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     How healthy are we in South Dakota?
     New data ranks South Dakota's counties.

     The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the numbers last week.

     Take a look at this; Brookings is the healthiest county in the state. That's followed by Hutchinson, Lincoln, Bon Homme and Kingsbury counties.

     Brookings county was cited as having only 8% of its people in poor or fair health. The state average is 11%.

     Adult smoking is at 14%-- compared to the state's 18%.

     But the county is par with the state for excessive drinking at 19%.

     Here's a look at how the state's most populated counties faired.

     Minnehaha ranked 25th in the study.

     Pennington County was 37th, Brown County took 15th and Codington County was 10th.

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