Story County

Health and Health Care in Ames, IA

Ames, IA health care quality comes down to access, affordability and outcomes. Story County ranks 15 for health outcomes 8 for health factors, and 20 for healthy behaviors in IA.

Health Overview

Healthy living goes beyond whether residents have access to affordable, quality doctors and hospitals. A city’s health takes into consideration the choices residents are making to lower their personal health risk. Here are figures that indicate how Ames, IA residents stack up against other areas in IA in terms of leading a healthy lifestyle.

Ames, IA Healthy Life Style

83%

Non-Smokers

Percent of adults who do not smoke

74%

Healthy Weight

Percent of adults who report a BMI < 30

91%

Insured

Percent of adults with a health insurance

Active Lifestyle

80%

Percent of adults who reports leisure time physical activity

#20
Healthy Behaviors Rank
for Story County in IOWA

#15
Health Outcomes Rank
for Story County in IOWA

#8
Health Factors Rank
for Story County in IOWA

Ames, IA Rankings