Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Mason County residents' health among worst in state

 

January 27, 2022



Mason County’s health outcomes are ranked in the lower middle range of counties in the state and the health factors are ranked as one of the least healthy counties in the state, according to the 2021 community health assessment released by the board of health.

The life expectancy in Mason County is 79.7 years old, compared to the state’s 80.4 years. The county’s life expectancy rate increased by 4.3 years from 1994 to 2019.

The top cause of death in Mason County is cancer, which kills 167 people per 100,000, and lung cancer causes the most cancer deaths. Heart disease is the second...



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