Fingal in a healthy state

Published 06/11/2012 | 10:09

Some 90.5 per cent of Fingallians are classed as having good or very good health.

FINGAL is the second healthiest local authority region in the country just behind our neighbours in Meath and southside cousins in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown.

According to new Census figures released by the Central Statistics Office, the percentage of the population with good or very good health exceeded 83 per cent in all administrative counties peaking in Meath and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown at 90.6 per cent, closely followed by Fingal at 90.5 per cent. People in Limerick city had the poorest health of all administrative counties with 2.6 per cent of all people having bad or very bad health, followed by the cities of Cork ( 2.2 per cent), Dublin (two per cent) and Waterford (1.9 per cent). Administrative counties with the lowest percentage of bad health were Cork county, Fingal and Meath where 1.1 per cent of the population had bad or very bad health. Galway city was the healthiest city with only 1.5 per cent of the population suffering bad or very bad health while 88 per cent enjoyed good or very good health.

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