Catskills counties deemed sickly

Dick May at Seeing Greene bemoans Greene County's dismal ranking in a recent list of New York State counties ranked by health: 59 out of 62.

GreeneLand’s score on health “factors” got pushed down chiefly by the habits and traits of its inhabitants, rather than by its physical environment or the availability and quality of health care facilities. Compared with their neighbors and with residents of a lot of other counties, GreeneLanders are poor (41st among NYS counties), ill-educated (62nd!), under-employed (38th in rate of adult employment), and still addicted to tobacco.

A small consolation: Greene beat Sullivan County, which ranked 61st overall.