Health Indicators (Key)

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Note: Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) is a widely accepted set of health promotion and disease prevention goals for all Americans.
 
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Overall Health Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 0-17] Child's Overall Health Is "Fair/Poor" 4.1
similar
4.9
% [Age 0-17] Child's Activities/Abilities Limited Due to Health Condition 6.3
favorable
8.9
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Special Health Needs 65.2
similar
64.5
% [Age 0-17] Child Needs Rx for a Chronic Condition 23.5
similar
20.9
% [Age 0-17] Child Needs Special Therapy for a Chronic Condition 6.7
similar
7.0
% [Age 0-17] Child Needs Rx OR Special Therapy for a Chronic Condition 26.1
similar
24.3
 
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Access to Health Services Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 0-17] Child Is Uninsured 3.6
favorable
6.8
unfavorable
0.0
% [Age 0-17] Difficulties Accessing Child’s Healthcare (Composite) 25.3
favorable
30.3
% [Age 0-17] Difficulty Finding Physician for Child in Past Year 4.3
favorable
7.1
% [Age 0-17] Difficulty Getting Appointment for Child in Past Year 9.3
similar
11.6
% [Age 0-17] Cost Prevented Child's Dr Visit in Past Year 4.6
favorable
8.5
% [Age 0-17] Transportation Hindered Child's Dr Visit in Past Year 4.2
favorable
6.8
% [Age 0-17] Inconvenient Hrs Prevented Child's Dr Visit in Past Year 14.0
similar
15.7
% [Age 0-17] Cost Prevented Getting Child's Prescription in Past Year 5.3
similar
6.7
% [Age 0-17] Culture/Language Prevented Child’s Care in Past Year 1.6
% [Child Needing Care] "Major/Moderate" Problem Getting Specialty Care 24.9
similar
22.2
% [Age 0-17] Child Has a Specific Source of Care 92.7
favorable
89.6
unfavorable
100.0
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Had Routine Checkup in Past Year 90.8
favorable
82.0
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Had Hearing Tested in the Past 5 Years 91.5
favorable
85.0
% [Age 2-17] Child Has Had a Dental Visit in Past Year 87.1
similar
85.9
favorable
49.0
% [Age 6-17] Child Has Had Dental Sealants 52.5
similar
48.8
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Had 2+ ER Visits in Past Year 8.1
similar
8.8
% Have Access to Child's Electronic Health Record 29.2
% Outmigration for Care 18.2
 
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Allergies Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Respiratory Allergies 16.9
similar
17.7
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Food/Digestive Allergies 11.3
similar
11.1
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Eczema/Skin Allergies 22.8
similar
21.0
 
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Asthma Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 0-17] Child Currently Has Asthma 7.8
favorable
12.0
% [Age 0-17 With Asthma] ER/Urgent Care for Child's Asthma in Past Year 32.9
similar
42.1
% [Age 0-17 With Asthma] Child Hospitalized for Asthma in Past Year 18.2
similar
10.6
% [Age 5-17 With Asthma] Child Missed School Due to Asthma in Past Year 44.5
similar
54.9
% [Age 0-17 With Asthma] Parent Missed Work Due to Child's Asthma in Past Year 40.0
similar
41.0
 
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Bone, Joint & Muscle Disorders Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Bone/Joint/Muscle Problems 6.1
similar
4.9
 
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Cognitive & Behavioral Disorders Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Autism 2.8
similar
4.1
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Learning Disability 7.9
favorable
12.1
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Developmental Delays 7.1
similar
9.5
% [Age 0-17] Child Has ADD/ADHD 8.4
similar
10.1
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Behavioral/Conduct Problems 3.4
similar
4.9
 
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Diabetes Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Diabetes/High Blood Sugar 0.9
similar
0.9
 
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Health Education Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 0-17] Parent Aware of Local Parenting Education Programs 40.3
unfavorable
50.3
% [Age 0-17] Parent Has Used a Local Parenting Education Program 13.3
unfavorable
18.5
% Have Access to the Internet 98.2
favorable
93.1
% Internet Is Primary Source of Healthcare Info 8.8
similar
8.6
 
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Injury & Safety Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Sustained Injury Requiring Treatment in Past Year 14.2
similar
11.3
% [Age 0-17] Child "Always" Uses Seat Belt/Car Seat 95.8
similar
96.6
% [Age 5-17] Child "Always" Wears a Bike Helmet 52.4
favorable
44.1
% [Age 5-17] Child "Always" Wears a Skateboard/Scooter/Rollerblade Helmet 43.0
similar
37.5
 
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Mental & Emotional Health Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 5-17] Child's Mental Health Is "Fair/Poor" 5.6
favorable
10.2
% [Age 5-17] Parent Aware of Community Mental Health Resources 61.6
unfavorable
68.8
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Ever Taken Rx for Mental Health 6.2
similar
8.0
% [Age 5-17] Child Worries A Lot 24.4
similar
25.4
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Anxiety 7.3
similar
9.5
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Difficulty Sleeping 15.6
similar
13.5
% [Age 5-17] Child Had 2+ Weeks Feeling Sad/Hopeless in Past Year 3.2
favorable
6.0
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Depression 4.3
similar
4.6
% [Age 5-17] Child Needed Mental Health Svcs in the Past Year 9.2
favorable
13.1
% [High Schoolers] Attempted Suicide in Past Year (Delaware) 7.8
similar
7.8
 
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Mortality Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
[Age 1-4] Mortality Rate per 100,000 21.5
favorable
27.7
favorable
25.7
[Age 5-9] Mortality Rate per 100,000 9.3
favorable
12.8
favorable
12.3
[Age 10-14] Mortality Rate per 100,000 11.6
favorable
16.1
favorable
15.2
[Age 15-19] Mortality Rate per 100,000 47.2
favorable
57.7
favorable
55.7
 
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Neurological Disorders Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Migraines/Severe Headaches 6.0
similar
5.2
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Brain Injury/Concussion 4.3
similar
4.0
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder 0.9
similar
1.4
 
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Nutrition, Physical Activity & Weight Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 2-17] Child Has 5+ Servings of Fruits/Vegetables per Day 39.3
unfavorable
46.4
% [Age 2-17] Child Ate 3+ Fast Food Meals in Past Week 13.0
favorable
21.5
% [Age 0-17] Child Was Ever Breastfed 71.6
similar
69.8
unfavorable
81.9
% [Age 2-17] Child Was Physically Active One Hour/Day in Past Week 40.8
unfavorable
57.3
% [Age 2-17] Child Had 60+ Minutes of Vigorous Physical Activity in Past Week 64.6
unfavorable
72.2
% [Age 2-17] Child Had 150+ Minutes of Moderate Physical Activity in Past Week 40.5
unfavorable
56.0
% [Age 5-17] Child Watches 3+ Hours of TV per Day 18.7
favorable
39.3
% [Age 5-17] Child Has a TV in Bedroom 41.4
similar
45.9
% [Age 5-17] Child Has 3+ Hours of Computer Use per Day 17.7
similar
15.0
% [Age 5-17] Child Has a Computer in Bedroom 34.6
unfavorable
25.6
% [Age 5-17] Child Has 3+ Hours of Total Screen Time per Day 49.4
similar
54.7
% [Age 5-17] Child Is Overweight or Obese 26.1
similar
30.7
% [Age 5-17] Child Is Obese 13.1
favorable
18.0
similar
14.6
 
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Prenatal & Infant Health Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% No Prenatal Care in First Trimester 24.7
unfavorable
22.1
% of Low Birthweight Births 9.0
unfavorable
8.2
unfavorable
7.8
Infant Death Rate 7.2
unfavorable
6.5
unfavorable
6.0
% Would Want Newborn Vaccinated 93.4
 
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Sexual Activity Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% Births to Teenagers 10.9
unfavorable
10.3
% [High Schoolers] Currently Sexually Active (Delaware) 43.0
unfavorable
33.7
% [Sexually Active High Schoolers] Did Not Use Condom (Delaware) 41.3
similar
39.8
% [Sexually Active High Schoolers] Did Not Use Any Birth Control (Delaware) 16.1
unfavorable
12.9
 
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Substance Abuse Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [High Schoolers] Drank Alcohol in Past Month (Delaware) 40.4
similar
38.7
% [High Schoolers] Drove When Drinking in Past Month (Delaware) 8.0
similar
8.2
% [High Schoolers] Ever Used Marijuana (Delaware) 46.0
unfavorable
39.9
% [High Schoolers] Ever Used Inhalants (Delaware) 11.6
similar
11.4
% [High Schoolers] Used Marijuana in Past Month (Delaware) 27.6
unfavorable
23.1
 
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Tobacco Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% Someone Smokes Inside the House 4.3
similar
4.8
% Someone Smokes Outside the House 16.1
favorable
23.5
% [High Schoolers] Smoked Cigarettes in Past Month (Delaware) 18.3
similar
18.1
 
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Vision, Hearing & Speech Total Service Area vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Vision Problems 2.9
similar
1.9
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Hearing Problems 5.6
similar
4.9
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Speech/Language Problems 8.1
favorable
13.7
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Had 3+ Ear Infections (Ever) 24.2
similar
25.6
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Had an Eye Exam in the Past 3 Years 85.3
favorable
79.3
 
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