Beaufort County is the healthiest place to live in South Carolina, according to an annual ranking. But the least healthy, Allendale County, is just one county over — a phenomenon that is common across the U.S., one expert said.

County Health Rankings released its annual report March 29 listing counties across the U.S. by overall health in each state based on a wide range of factors, from infant mortality to the number of providers to homeownership.

In South Carolina, just after Beaufort, the top counties were York, Charleston, Greenville, Dorchester and Lexington, in that order. Joining Allendale at the bottom were Marion, Lee, Hampton and Dillon counties.

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