Shelby County

Health and Health Care in Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN, health care quality comes down to access, affordability and outcomes. Shelby County ranks 49 for health outcomes 66 for health factors, and 28 for healthy behaviors in TN.

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 Memphis, TN residents stack up against other areas in TN in terms of leading a healthy lifestyle.

Memphis, TN Healthy Life Style



Percent of adults who do not smoke


Healthy Weight

Percent of adults who report a BMI < 30



Percent of adults with a health insurance

Active Lifestyles in Shelby County, TN


Percent of adults who reports leisure time physical activity

Healthy Behaviors Rank
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Health Outcomes Rank
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Health Factors Rank
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