Gilchrist County Data

County Health Profile:

Gilchrist County Data

 

Gilchrist County Health Rankings 2017

Health Outcomes49
Health Factors37

Gilchrist Population Age

AgeCounty (%)Florida (%)
0-1720.720.8
18-6460.861.1
65+18.518.2

Gilchrist Total Population

ItemCounty (Total) County (%)Florida (Total)Florida (%)
Total Population16,94819,361,792
Asian340.2484,0452.5
Black1,0516.23,117,24916.1
White15,57591.914,753,68676.2
Other2901.71,008,7495.2
Hispanic8475.04,511,29823.3
Female8,06747.69,893,87651.1
Male8,88152.49,467,91648.9
Prison7134.2100,0500.5

Gilchrist Socioeconomics

CountyFlorida
Per Capita Income ($)20,53626,499
Median Household Income ($)40,98447,212
Percent of Persons Below 100% of the FPL (%)24.916.7
Percent of Persons Below 200% of the FPL (%)43.838.1
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch (%)51.560.2
Unemployment Rate (%)5.55.4
Percent of Businesses with <50 Employees (%)98.295.6
Percent with High School Diplomas (%)80.786.5
Percent with College Diplomas (%)19.535.9

Gilchrist Maternal and Infant Health

CountyFlorida
Total Birth Rate10.911.2
Teen Birth Rate15.99.5
Repeat Birth Rate17.716.2
Low Birthweight (%)8.38.6
Late or No Prenatal Care (%)4.34.8
Kindergartners Immunized (%)94.293.7
Infant Death Rate7.26.1

Gilchrist Healthcare Access - Uninsured

County (Total)County (%)Florida (Total)Florida (%)
Non-Elderly (Age 0-64) Uninsured2,81922.13,176,17120.2

Gilchrist Federal Designations

Designation StatusDesignation Type
Primary Health Professional Shortage AreaYesLow Income/Migrant Farmworker Population, Correctional Institution, Comprehensive Health Center, Whole County
Dental Health Professional Shortage AreaYesLow Income Population, Comprehensive Health Center, Correctional Institution, Whole County
Mental Health Professional Shortage AreaYesComprehensive Health Center, Correctional Institution, Geographic Area
Medically Underserved Area/PopulationYesLow Income/Migrant Farmworker Population

Gilchrist Most Utilized Hospitals

Hospital NameNumber of Discharges
North Florida Regional Medical Center1,366
UF Health Shands Hospital886
UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital41

Gilchrist Hospital Discharge Rate

CountyFlorida
Total144.9136.0
Avoidable17.314.2

Gilchrist Emergency Room Visit Rate

CountyFlorida
Total299.3393.3
Avoidable124.3177.3

Gilchrist Leading Causes of Death

Cause (Florida Rank)County NumberCounty Age-adjusted Death RateFlorida Age-Adjusted Death Rate
All Causes190818.7680.8
Cancer (2)51211.3156.1
Heart Disease (1)33136.6153.6
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (3)1355.839.9
Diabetes (6)1247.234.5
Stroke (5)1056.642.1

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