Leaders try to move needle on Franklinton’s low life expectancy rate.

Will Kreznick

Franklinton residents live an average of 60 years — nearly 15 years shorter than the average Ohioan, according to a recent study. It’s an issue driven by many complex factors and one for which community health officials say they’re struggling to find an answer. “When we see such a large gap … […]

Franklinton residents live an average of 60 years — nearly 15 years shorter than the average Ohioan, according to a recent study.

It’s an issue driven by many complex factors and one for which community health officials say they’re struggling to find an answer.

“When we see such a large gap … what it’s telling us is that there are underlying factors that are driving these differences in health outcomes,” said Amy Bush Stevens, vice president of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, which included life expectancy statistics in its 2021 health value dashboard released earlier this year. “Things like our education level, our income level, what kind of job we have, what kind of social support and family support we have, nutrition … all those things have a really big impact on our health.”

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