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My Community's Health

The Public Health Department has a team of epidemiologists working together with mappers, health planners, writers and media personnel to present data on the health status of Santa Clara County residents. Data on births and deaths, diseases, as well as health behavior, help to guide the development of public health policies and programs.
 
Did you know....
 

Demographics

  • The number of seniors (ages 65 and older) in the County is expected to double by 2050
  • Nearly 2 in 5 of the County residents were born outside the U.S.
  • Half of the County residents speak a language other than English at home

 

Access to Healthcare Coverage

  • About 2 in 10 adults ages 18-64 do not have health insurance in Santa Clara County, including 3 in 10 African Americans and 4 in 10 Hispanics

 

Health Outcomes

  • More than half of adults and a quarter of middle and high school students in the County are either overweight or obese
  • Hispanic females have the highest birth rate in the County
    African Americans continue to have the highest rates of infant mortality, low birth weight, and preterm births
  • Half the deaths in the County are due to heart disease or cancer
  • Santa Clara County has the third highest tuberculosis rate in California and 4 in 5 TB cases are among Asian/Pacific Islanders
  • Youth and young adults ages 15-24 have the highest death rate due to motor vehicle crashes

 

For more details, please refer to Santa Clara County 2012 Health Profile Report
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