Key Measures Report

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Adult Health

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 YearRateSourceGeography
Percentage of adults who report their health to be poor or fair202017%County Health RankingsForsyth County
Average number of poor physical health days reported by adults in past 30 days20203.8 daysCounty Health RankingsForsyth County
Average number of poor mental health days reported by adults in past 30 days20204.2 daysCounty Health RankingsForsyth County
Adult obesity202033%County Health RankingsForsyth County
Adult smoking202018%County Health RankingsForsyth County
Percentage of adults who visited a dentist or dental clinic201658%CDC/500 Cities: Local Data for Better Health, 2017 releaseWinston Salem
Percentage of adults reporting no leisure-time physical activity202023%County Health RankingsForsyth County
Health Insurance — Rate of uninsured individuals201813%U.S. Census Bureau/Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)Forsyth County

 

Youth Behavioural Health

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Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug UsePercentage
Offered, Sold, or Given an Illegal Drug on School Property in Past 30 Days20%
Used Marijuana ≥ 1 Times in the Past 30 Days17%
Currently Binge Drink(Had ≥5 Drinks of Alcohol in a Row in a Couple Hours on ≥ 1 Days in the Past 30 Days)13%
Currently Drink Alcohol (Drink of Alcohol on ≥1 Days in the Past 30 days)24%
Currently Use Electronic Vapor Products on ≥ 1 Day in the Past 3013%
Currently Smoke Cigarettes (Smoked Cigarettes on ≥1 Days in the Past 30 Days )12%
Ever Sniffed Chemicals (such as Glue or Paint) to Get a High8%
Ever Taken Drugs (such as OxyContin, Vicodin or Codeine) that were Not Prescribed for Them4%
Psychological HealthPercentage
Felt Sad or Hopeless Continuously for Two Weeks or More in the Past 12 Months31%
Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide During the Past 12 Months16%
Made a Suicide Plan During the Past 12 Months14%
Attempted Suicide During the Past 12 Months9%

Data Sources
2017 Winston Salem/Forsyth County High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results
published by the Forsyth County Department of Public Health

Data Year: 2017


 

Births by Race/Ethnicity and Education Level of Mother

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 White, non-HispanicAfrican AmericanOther non-HispanicHispanic/LatinoTotal
Less than HIgh School1211278331587
HS Graduation or GED32034219310991
Some College623550271501350
Bachelor's Degree5781605455847
Masters or PhD406675228553
Not Stated10102
2018 Forsyth Totals204912461618744430

Data Sources
North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

Data Year: 2018


 

Mothers and Children

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 YearRate or PercentageSource
Adolescent Pregnancy Rate Among Females Ages 15 to 172014-201814.5NC State Center for Health Statistics, 2020 County Health Data Book, 2014-2018 Pregnancy Rates per 1,000 Population
Adolescent Pregnancy Rate Among Females Ages 15 to 192014-201826.6NC State Center for Health Statistics, 2020 County Health Data Book, 2014-2018 Pregnancy Rates per 1,000 Population
Infant Mortality Rate2014-20188.2NC Department of Health & Human Services State Center for Health Statistics, Infant Mortality Rates per 1,000 Births
Percent of Children Ages 1-2 with Elevated Blood Lead Levels >= 520172%Kids Count Data Center/ NC Department of Health & Human Services, Children’s Environmental Health Section: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Surveillance Data


 

Key County Death and Disease Indicators

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 Rate per 100,000
Age-Adjusted Cardiovascular Disease Death Rate205.6
Age-Adjusted Heart Disease Death Rate146.7
Age-Adjusted Stroke Death Rate43.6
Age-Adjusted Diabetes Death Rate22.8
Age-Adjusted Colorectal Cancer Death Rate12.8
Age-Adjusted Trachea, Bronchus & Lung Cancer Death Rate47.4
Age-Adjusted Female Breast Cancer Incidence Rate176.6
Age-Adjusted Prostate Cancer Incidence Rate127.2
Age-Adjusted Unintentional Motor Vehicle Injury Death Rate11.3
Age-Adjusted Unintentional Injury Death Rate (excluding Motor Vehicle Deaths)36.4
Age-Adjusted Homicide Rate6.3
Age-Adjusted Suicide Rate11.2
Data Sources
NCDHHS; NC County Trends Reports, February 2019
North Carolina Statewide and County Trends in Key Health Indicators: Forsyth County

Data Year: 2013-2017


 

Leading Causes of Death

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 Deaths (2014-2018)Age-Adjusted Rate per 100,000
Diseases of heart3,205146.2
Accidents (unintentional injuries)1,03853
Chronic lower respiratory diseases1,02546.6
Cerebrovascular diseases95643.6
Alzheimer's disease83438.4
Diabetes mellitus49922.8
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis36316.6
Influenza and pneumonia40818.4
Septicemia32514.7
Intentional self-harm (suicide)22311.4
Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis1878.5
Homicide1216.9
Data Sources
NCDHHS; NC 2019 County Health Data Book
2017 Race-Specific and Sex-Specific Age-Adjusted Death Rates by County: Forsyth County

Data Year: 2017


 

Mortality Rate

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 DeathsAge-Adjusted Rate per 100,000
Mortality Rate3,642913.2
Data Sources
CDC Wonder, Underlying Causes of Death

Data Year: 2017


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