Tucson's Health is Below Average in Some Ways, Group Says

May 21, 2018

Zachary Ziegler

Data from a group that examines health-related factors on a city level show Tucson scores are worse than the U.S. average in a handful of areas.

The newest year of City Health Dashboard data shows Tucson's rates of high school graduation, reading proficiency in third grade, child poverty, violent crime and opioid overdose deaths as worse than the national average.

The issues may have some interconnection, according to a City Health official.

"There's a pretty broad recognition that social and economic factors and physical environment can have a really huge impact on health," said City Health Program Director Shoshanna Levine.

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