- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Hunterdon County is home to New Jersey’s healthiest people.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual public health student released Wednesday credits Hunterdon County’s economic climate, along with parks, health clubs and plenty of doctors.

For the fifth straight year, Cumberland County ranked last among the state’s 21 counties. The survey cited high rates of unemployment, obesity and smoking.

The foundation’s senior vice president, James Marks, tells The Star-Ledger of Newark (https://bit.ly/1o0hISw ) there’s nothing more important than economic stability to help foster good health.

Hunterdon was followed by Somerset, Morris, Bergen and Middlesex as New Jersey’s healthiest counties.

The least healthy counties also include Essex, Atlantic, Salem and Camden.

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Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, https://www.nj.com

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