BNIA Vital Signs health indicators for Baltimore city Demographic indicators

BNIA Vital Signs health indicators for Baltimore city

Demographic indicators

Indicator           2012    2011
Income and poverty:            –
Percent of Children Living Below the Poverty Line
33.4    –
Percent of Family Households Living Below the Poverty Line
18.8    –
Percent of Households Earning Less than $25,000
34.9    –
Percent of Households Earning More than $75,000
23.7    –
Age            –
Percent of Population 19-24 years old
12.6    –
Percent of Population 25-64 years old
54.2    –
Percent of Population 6-18 years old
14.9    –
Percent of Population 65 years and over
11.7    –
Race/ethnicity            –
Percent of Residents – Asian (Non-Hispanic)
2.3    –
Percent of Residents – Black/African-American (Non-Hispanic)
63.8    –
Percent of Residents – Hispanic
4.2    –
Percent of Residents – Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)
1.7    –
Percent of Residents – White/Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)
28.3    –
Racial Diversity Index
54.5    –
Population            –
Total Female Population
328,712    –
Total Male Population
292,249        –

Children and family health

Indicator    2012    2011
Average Healthy Food Availability Index
10.3
Fast Food Outlet Density (per 12,000 Residents)
NA    1.4
Infant Mortality
9.7    11.7
Life Expectancy
73.9    73.5
Mortality by Age (1-14 years old)
2.5    2.8
Mortality by Age (15-24 years old)
11.9    13.5
Mortality by Age (25-44 years old)
24.0    27.3
Mortality by Age (45-64 years old)
114.1    117.9
Mortality by Age (65-84 years old)
373.8    393.7
Number of Children (aged 0-6) Tested for Elevated Blood Lead Levels
18,723    19,036
Percent of Children (aged 0-6) with Elevated Blood Lead Levels
1.2    1.4
Percent of Families Receiving TANF
11.0    9.4
Teen Birth Rate per 12,000 Females (aged 15-19)
41.5    46.6

Education

Indicator    2012    2011
Percent Population (25 years and over) With High School Diploma
53.5    –
Percent Population (25 years and over) With Less Than a High School Diploma or GED
20.4    –
Percent Population (25 years and over) with Some College Education and Above
26.1    –
Unemployment Rate
13.9    –

Sanitation
2012    2012    2011
Rate of Clogged Storm Drain Reports per 12,000 Residents
6.2    6.4
Rate of Dirty Streets and Alleys Reports per 12,000 Residents
70.5    65.3

1.    Discuss what the data suggest related to health needs in the community. You can discuss any possible correlations between or among different indicators to help you develop an accurate picture of the community’s health needs.  For example comparing demographic changes to changes in health indicators. What does the data show?
Use the indicators above
2.    Discuss information obtained from your community member. Explain what you asked the community member to help you assess the community’s health needs and pressing health priorities and needs.
3.    Compare and contrast information obtained from the BNIA Vital Signs health and community indicators to responses from the community member re: health needs in the community.  From these sources, identify one key pressing health need for the community.

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