Alachua County Health, By the Numbers

Business Report, North Central Florida

Information from the “County Health Rankings & Roadmaps” program, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and WellFlorida Council, Inc., a private Gainesville nonprofit.

AS OF 2013:
Ranked 4 in the state for behavioral, clinical, environmental, and social and economic factors determining population health

Ranked 18 in the state for health outcomes, a combination of length and quality of life based on health factors

Total Population – 246,203 / Florida – 18,688,787
Non-Elderly Uninsured – 20%, 44,681 / Florida – 25%, 3,915,002
Primary Care Physicians – 730:1 / Florida – 1,439:1
Dentists – 775:1 /  Florida – 2,095:1
Preventable Hospital Stays/100,000 – 62  / Florida – 65
7,187 Years of Life Lost Before Age 75/100,000 Population

ALACHUA SOCIOECONOMICS
Average Per Capita Income – $25,172  / Florida – $26,733
Median Household Income – $41,373 / Florida – $47,827
Unemployment Rate – 6% / Florida – 7.1%
% of Businesses with <50 Employees – 95.3% / Florida – 95.8%
% with High School Diplomas – 90.3% / Florida – 85.5%
Percent with College Diplomas – 51.9% / Florida – 34.6%

ALACHUA POPULATION AGE
0-17 – 17.8%  /  Florida – 21.5%
18-64 – 71.6%  / Florida – 61.3%
65+ – 10.6%  /  Florida – 17.2%

ALACHUA COUNTY IS DESIGNATED AS A:
Primary Health Professional Shortage Area
Mental Health Professional Shortage Area
Dental Health Professional Shortage Area
Medically Underserved Area/Population

ALACHUA MOST UTILIZED HOSPITALS
North Florida Regional Medical Center discharges– 13,164
Shands at UF discharges – 12,517
Shands at Vista discharges – 1,258

ALACHUA LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
Cancer – 5,126
Heart Disease – 984
Stroke – 258
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease – 252
All Unintentional Injuries – 283

HEALTH BEHAVIORS
17% of adults report a smoking habit
25% of adults qualify as obese with a BMI > or = to 30
22% of adults aged 20 and over report no leisure time physical activity
16% of adults report binge plus heavy drinking
Motor Vehicle Crash Death Rate/100,000 Population – 14

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
6% of the population has been exposed to unsafe drinking water
49% of Alachua restaurants are fast food restaurants
7% of low-income families do not have access to healthy foods
12 recreational facilities per 100,000 population

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