Statistical Health Data for a Community in North Palm Beach, Research Paper Example

 

Assignment 2: Community Statistical Data

 

Name: North Palm Beach Date: 20/01/2012

Record the data you collect into the following tables. Remember to cite (author, date or title of webpage, date, para) all sources of your date in the in text citation column.

Selected Community or Zip Code: 33408

Demographic and Ethnic Data

Data MUST be presented in a comparable manner (i.e. percentage by population)

Demographic Variable Community or Zip Code City or County State Nation In Text Citation
Age:
·  < 5 y.o. 7 % 5.3 % 6.1 % 6.8 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005-2009)
· 18 and older 79 % 89 % 81.3 % 74.3 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005-2009)
· 65 and older 15 % 22 % 17.7 % 12.4 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005-2009)
· Median Age 43 years 46 years 42 years 35.3 years (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005-2009)
Sex
· Male 49.6 % 49.8 % 47.4 % 49.1 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005-2009)
· Female 50.4 % 50.2 % 52.6 % 50.9 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005-2009)
Demographic Variable Community or Zip Code* City or County State Nation In-Text Citation
Race:
· White 79.3 % 72.6 % 79 % 75.1 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005-2009)
· Black 13.5 % 20.6 % 11 % 12.3 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005)
· American Indian 0.2 % 0.5 % 0.5 % 0.9 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005)
· Asian 2.8 % 2.7 % 3.1 % 3.6 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005)
· Hispanic 1.1 % 4.6 % 5.2 % 12.5 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005)
Family
· Single 34.3 % 22.7 % 23.5 % 27.1 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005)
· Married 49.4 % 45.7 % 51.9 % 54.4 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005)
· Family 70.1 % 65.6 % 55.8 % 68.1 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet 2005)
           

Health Statistics for Your Community

Data MUST be presented in a comparable manner (%, per 1000, per 100000, etc.)

Rate Community or Zip Code* Data may or may not be available in rural areas City or County State Nation In-text citation  
Infant Mortality (Infants < 1 Y.O. Reported as per 1000 Live Births)  
·  White 5.7 6.2 6.54 5.32 (CDC, National Vital Statistics Report, 2011)  
·  Black 9.78 9.68 10.23 12.71 (CDC, National Vital Statistics Report, 2011)  
·  Hispanic 5.32 6.23 4.57 5.44 (CDC, National Vital Statistics Report, 2011)  
Death Rates: (Usually reported as per 100000)  
·  MVA 9.32 14.23 10.56 11.8 (CDC, National Vital Statistics Report, 2011)  
·  Lung Cancer 47.5 43.9 45.8 51.5 (CDC, National Vital Statistics Report, 2011)  
·  Breast Cancer 10.24 6.3 7.9 13.4 (CDC, National Vital Statistics Report, 2011)  
·  CVD 157.8 248.5 217.8 253.9 (CDC, National Vital Statistics Report, 2011)  
·  Homicide 1.2 2.3 2.1 5.4 (CDC, National Vital Statistics Report, 2011)  
Incidence Rates: (Usually reported as per 100000)       Incidence Rates: (Usually reported as per 100000)
·  AIDS 4.4 6.0 6.1 13.0 (Prejean J, et al. 2011)  
·  Tuberculosis 1.5 1.9 2.1 3.8 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010)  
·  Primary & Secondary Syphilis 1.2 1.4 2.1 4.6 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010)  
·  Varicella 1.1 3.2 2.3 8.7 (CDC, MMWR, May, 2011)  
Risk Indicators:  
·  Prenatal Care (% of Mothers delivering live Infants who received prenatal care in the 1st trimester) White: 82.1 %

Blacks: 65.6 %

Hispanic: 70.5 %

White: 85.5 %

Blacks: 80.6 %

Hispanic: 72.1 %

White: 86.7 %

Blacks: 73.7 %

Hispanic: 77.9 %

White: 71.7 %

Blacks: 61.2 %

Hispanic: 65.5 %

(Health Indicators Warehouse, Prenatal Care, 2007)  
·  Obesity by ethnicity

 

White: 27.8 %

Black: 34.7 %

Hispanic: 35.7 %

White: 44.8 %

Black: 25.5 %

Hispanic: 36.5 %

White: 42.7 %

Black: 32.2 %

Hispanic: 39.5 %

White: 32.5 %

Black: 43.5 %

Hispanic: 40.5 %

(Centers for Disease Control, June 2010)  

OTHER Key Data

Variable City or County State In-text citation
·  Air quality 95th Percentile 95th Percentile Scorecard
·  Water quality 95th Percentile 95th Percentile Scorecard

Violent Crime Rates

Data MUST be presented in a comparable manner (i.e. %, per 1000)

Variable City or County State Nation In-text citation
·  Homicide 2.6 3.5 6.3 (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2010)
·  Robberies 110.2 114.3 145.3 (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2010)
·  Assaults 245 252 274.6 (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2010)

           

 

Economic Statistical Data

Variable City or County State Nation In-text citation
·  Income: Mean or Median $63,564 (Median) $59,565 (Median) $51,425 (Median) (U.S. Census Bureau, n.d.)
·  Poverty rate (%) Families 4.2 %

Individuals: 5.5 %

Families: 5.2 %

Individuals: 6.4 %

Families: 9.9 %

Individuals:

 

 

Individuals:

13.5 %

(U.S. Census Bureau, n.d.)
·  Unemployment Rate (%) 3.2 % 5.1 % 9.1 % (August 2011) Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011

                                     Educational Level Community Members

Data MUST be presented in a comparable manner- i.e. %

Variable Community or Zip Code City or County State Nation In-text citation
·  High school 45.8 % 65.4 % 24.5 % 15.4 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet, 2005-2009)
·  High school 89.6 % 88.3 % 59.5 % 84.6 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet, 2005-2009)
·  College degree 56.7 % 46.8 % 30.2 % 27.5 % (U.S. Census Bureau, Fact Sheet, 2005-2009)

Analysis and Summary:

Analyze and summarize the information you obtained for this assignment. In the space below, write a two to three paragraph summary of the key community issues focusing on health and safety issues for this community based on data obtained for this assignment only.

The community in the North Palm Beach has a considerable number of health related issues that should be looked into. The poor quality of both water and air serves as a health hazard for the members of the community.

The community members should also check their diets in a bid to reduce the high cases of obesity in both the children and the adults.

Community Health Nursing Diagnoses: Write two priority community-health nursing diagnoses. Use the correct format for your diagnoses: Health Risk/problem of (specific injury, illness, or potential of, complications of, etc) among (specific population) related to (supporting evidence).

For example, Risk of asthma complications among children in SE Dallas County related to poor air quality, high incidence of poverty among children, low education level and high incidence of uninsured children.

Community Health Nursing Diagnoses #1

Risk of heart complications in North Palm Beach community related to high incidence of obesity.

Community Health Nursing Diagnoses #2

Risk of waterborne infections in North Palm Beach community related to poor quality of water used for domestic purposes.

References

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,

1-100 Summary of Notifiable Diseases, US, 2009, May 12 2011/58(53), Retrieved from

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5853a1.htm?s_cid=mm5853a1_w

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Overweight and Obesity, July 21, 2011. Retrieved

from: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html#National

CDC, National Vital Statistics Reports, Deaths: Leading causes of Death for 2006. Vol. 58, No.

14, March 31, 2010. Retrieved from

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_14.pdf

CDC National Vital Statistics Reports Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2007 Period Linked

Birth/Infant Death Data Set. Vol 59, No 6 June 26, 201. Retrieved from:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_06.pdf

Federal Bureau of Investigation (n.d.) 2008 Crime in the United States. Retrieved from

http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2008/index.html

Health Indicators Warehouse: Prenatal Care (percent) Data Years 2007,

http://healthindicators.gov/Indicators/Prenatal-care_1131/Profile

Prejean J, Song R, Hernandez A, Ziebell R, Green T, et al. 2011Estimated HIV Incidence in the

            United States, 2006–2009. PLoS ONE 6(8):e17502.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017502

Scorecard: Pollution Information Site. Retrieved from http://scorecard.goodguide.com

  1. S. Census Bureau. (n.d.). American Fact Finder, Fact Sheet. Retrieved from:

http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

  1. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Payroll Unemployment August 5, 2011.

Retrieved from:  http://www.bls.gov/