Health - Physical Health & Access to Care
Disease & Mortality Rates
- Cancer Incidence & Mortality
- Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Mortality
- Lung Cancer Incidence & Mortality
- Overweight and Obesity
- Physical Exercise
- Unintentional Injury Mortality (including motor vehicle deaths)
Gender-Related Health Issues
- Men's Health (prostate cancer, cancer screenings)
- Prenatal Care
- Teen Fertility Rates
- Women's Health (breast, cervical, uterine cancer incidence and mortality)
Disease & Mortality Rates
- In Larimer County, cancer incidence rates and cancer mortality rates have generally been declining over the past decade. (Cancer Incidence & Mortality)
- From 2002 to 2011, cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality rates declined in Colorado and Larimer County and were below national rates. Males over the age of 75 have the highest CVC mortality rates, while females over 75 have the highest number of total deaths due to CVD. (Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Mortality)
- In the last 8 years, neither Colorado nor Larimer County has met the Healthy People 2010 objective of limiting the percentage of residents diagnosed with diabetes to 2.5%. (Diabetes)
- In 2010, 63.2% of residents surveyed in Larimer County met the recommended physical activity levels suggested by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In addition, more men than women met the recommended activity guidelines. (Physical Exercise)
- From 2002 to 2011, lung cancer mortality rates in Colorado and Larimer County have been below the Healthy People 2010/2020 objectives of 44.9 and 45.5 deaths per 100,000 population. (Lung Cancer Incidence & Mortality)
- Both Colorado and Larimer County have lower (better) mortality rates than the nation. In 2011, cancer and heart disease were the leading causes of death in Larimer County. (Mortality)
- More than half (53.2%) of all Larimer County adults are considered overweight or obese according to the 2009-2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey for Larimer County. (Overweight and Obesity)
- In Larimer County, mortality rates due to unintentional injuries (accidents) averaged 36 accidental deaths per 100,000 population over the last decade. This was more than double the Healthy People 2010 goal of 17.5. Injuries that most commonly result in death include poisoning and falls. Groups that are most affected include those 75 and older and males. (Unintentional Injury Mortality )
- From 2006 to 2010, the most prevalent birth defects among Larimer County infants included heart defects, genital/urinary defects, and muscular/skeletal defects. (Birth Defects)
- In 8 of the last 10 years, the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in Larimer County has been less than or equal to the state’s IMR. (Infant Mortality)
- In 2010, Larimer County had 271 low birthweight babies (5.8 lbs or less) and 37 very low birthweight babies (3.4 lbs or less). Larimer County had consistently lower percentages of low birthweight babies than Colorado and the nation. (Low Birthweight Babies)
Gender-Related Health Issues
- In 2011, the top three causes of death for women in Larimer County were cancer, heart disease, and stroke. (Women's Health)
- In 2011, the top three leading causes of death in Larimer County men were cancer, heart disease, and accidents. (Men's Health)
- From 2002 through 2011, the rate of first trimester prenatal care received by mothers in Larimer County was generally higher than in Colorado. In 2011, the Healthy People 2020 objective of 77.9% was met by Larimer County (86.9%) but not by Colorado (77.3%). (Prenatal Care)
- From 2003 to 2011, Larimer County births to mothers aged 15-17, ranged from a low of 53 (2011) to a high of 92 births (2005). Hispanic teen fertility rates continue to be significantly higher than non-Hispanic rates. (Teen Fertility Rates)
- 2012 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures [pdf] - this annual report from the Alzheimer's Association, estimates payments for care of Alzheimer's patients to be $200 billion in 2012.
- Analysis of Obesity Rates by State, this issue brief, provided by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found 12 states with an adult obesity rate above 30%. Colorado has the lowest rate at 20.7%.
- Colorado Health Access Survey, is an extensive survey of health care coverage, access and utilization in Colorado. This survey is administered every other year via a random sample telephone survey of more than 10,000 households across the state.
- Cancer Statistics 2012. - this annual report, issued by the American Cancer Society, estimates that nearly 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2012.
- Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figures 2012 [pdf], this annual report from the American Cancer Society reports that much of the suffering caused by cancer could be prevented by reducing tobacco use, improving nutrition, losing weight, and being more physically active.
- Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010 (September 2011) [pdf], this report presents data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage based on information collected in the 2011 Annual Social and Economic Supplements (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- The Colorado Health Report Card (2011) - Colorado's overall health grades haven't changed much since the first report card was published in 2006. Grades for Healthy Beginnings (C or C-), Healthy Children (C- or D+), Healthy Adolescents (B or B-), and Healthy Adults (B or B-) have changed very little over the last 5 years. As for Healthy Aging, in 2007 the state received an A- but has since dropped to a B in 2011.
- America's Health Rankings presents yearly assessments of the relative healthiness of the nation, including individual analysis of each state. (United Health Foundation in partnership with the American Public Health Association & Partnership for Prevention)
- Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 - this report, published jointly every five years by the Department of Health and Human Services & the Department of Agriculture, provides advice on good dietary habits and serves as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.
- Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2011 [pdf] projects traffic fatalities for 2011.
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment:
- The Colorado Health Information Dataset (COHID) is a combined effort of local and state public health agencies. Its purpose is to provide health and environmental data for review and analysis. Using internet-based technologies, users may query and summarize from a variety of datasets.
- Maternal and Child Health Profile
Related Issues within COMPASS:
- Economy: Individual
- Environment: Quality
- Health: Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs
- Health: Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being
- Center for Science in the Public Interest
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
- Health District of Northern Larimer County
- Healthy People 2012 National Targets
- Larimer County Department of Health and Environment
- McKee Medical Center: Loveland
- Other Local Health Resources via FortNet
- Poudre Valley Hospital: Fort Collins
- Salud Clinic: Estes Park
- Trust for America's Health
- United Way 2-1-1 referral service