The Transylvania Times -

By Derek McKissock
News Editor 

County's 'Health' Being Studied


April 29, 2019

As far as leading causes of death, Transylvania County is in "really good shape," according to Tara Rybka, with Transylvania Public Health.

In age-adjusted mortality rates in 12 different areas, between 2012 and 2016, Transylvania County has lower rates in nine of them compared to the state (see box on page 12A).

During last week's Board of Commissioners's meeting, Rybka shared the mortality rates and other information as part of the Transylvania County 2018 Community Health Assessment, which lays out the community's health status; creates a resource for public health, local hospitals an...

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