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Infant Mortality - Infant mortality is a key factor in a community’s health. Inside this brief issued by the Sedgwick County Health Department are statistics, including infant mortality rates, leading causes of infant mortality, risk factors, neighborhood factors and personal factors. There are also recommendations for practice to reduce infant mortality.
Adolescent Health - Adolescent health is the bridge from childhood health to adult health and when adult health problems first appear. To measure adolescent health is a good indicator on the adult health problems in the near future. Inside this brief issued by the Sedgwick County Health Department are statistics such as population, socioeconomic status, free/reduced lunch status, insurance coverage, causes of death, hospital discharges and causes for hospitalization, obesity statistics, pregnancy statistics and drug use statistics.
Obesity - Obesity is a serious health concern that affects more than 70 million Americans. In Sedgwick County, more than one of every four (28.8 percent) adults is obese and another 34 percent are overweight. This issue brief describes the risk factors, neighborhood factors and personal factors that contribute to obesity.