GRANT CO. HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM
The new health rankings are out for the
State of Wisconsin. Compiled by the
University of Wisconsin, it ranks the counties
according to Health Outcomes and Health
Factors. When it comes to Health Outcomes,
Grant County improved from the last survey
from 17th to 11th. Only Iowa County in
southwest Wisconsin ranked higher.
But when it comes to Health Factors which
includes behaviors, Grant Count was
stagnant. It stayed the same as the last survey,
ranking 30th. Grant County Health Department
Director Jeff Kindrai says there’s one behavior
that’s a major concern.
At 27%, Kindrai says that means one-fourth
of county residents drink too much alcohol.
And that excessive drinking has an
economic cost of close to $80-million.