CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Healthgrades announced its inaugural National Health Index Tuesday, revealing the 25 healthiest cities across the United States and Charleston is on the list.
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Residents of the cities on the list reported higher rates of healthy activity, had high access to healthcare, physicians, and quality hospitals, and engaged less frequently in risky health behavior.
Charleston scored a 93.6 out of 100 on the National Health Index, ranking it the number 17 city in the United States.
For a complete list of the top 25 cities, click here.