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Alachua County Health, By the Numbers

Stick around after the data for a clickable infographic so you can see the data in a whole new way.

 

 

 

 

Information from the “County Health Rankings & Roadmaps” program, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and WellFlorida Council, Inc., a private Gainesville nonprofit.

AS OF 2013:

Ranked 4 in the state for behavioral, clinical, environmental, and social and economic factors determining population health

Ranked 18 in the state for health outcomes, a combination of length and quality of life based on health factors

Total Population – 246,203                                            Florida – 18,688,787

Non-Elderly Uninsured – 20%, 44,681                      Florida – 25%, 3,915,002

Primary Care Physicians – 730:1                                 Florida – 1,439:1

Dentists – 775:1                                                                   Florida – 2,095:1

Preventable Hospital Stays/100,000 – 62               Florida – 65

7,187 Years of Life Lost Before Age 75/100,000 Population

ALACHUA SOCIOECONOMICS

Average Per Capita Income – $25,172                     Florida – $26,733

Median Household Income – $41,373                      Florida – $47,827

Unemployment Rate – 6%                                              Florida – 7.1%

% of Businesses with <50 Employees – 95.3%       Florida – 95.8%

% with High School Diplomas – 90.3%                      Florida – 85.5%

Percent with College Diplomas – 51.9%                    Florida – 34.6%

ALACHUA POPULATION AGE

0-17 – 17.8%                                                                      Florida – 21.5%

18-64 – 71.6%                                                                    Florida – 61.3%

65+ – 10.6%                                                                         Florida – 17.2%

ALACHUA COUNTY IS DESIGNATED AS A:

Primary Health Professional Shortage Area

Mental Health Professional Shortage Area

Dental Health Professional Shortage Area

Medically Underserved Area/Population

ALACHUA MOST UTILIZED HOSPITALS

North Florida Regional Medical Center discharges– 13,164

Shands at UF discharges – 12,517

Shands at Vista discharges – 1,258

ALACHUA LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH

Cancer – 5,126

Heart Disease – 984

Stroke – 258

Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease – 252

All Unintentional Injuries – 283

HEALTH BEHAVIORS

17% of adults report a smoking habit

25% of adults qualify as obese with a BMI > or = to 30

22% of adults aged 20 and over report no leisure time physical activity

16% of adults report binge plus heavy drinking

Motor Vehicle Crash Death Rate/100,000 Population – 14

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

6% of the population has been exposed to unsafe drinking water

49% of Alachua restaurants are fast food restaurants

7% of low-income families do not have access to healthy foods

12 recreational facilities per 100,000 population

TBR_HealthByNumbers_OCT13

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