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Data-by-Topic: Health and Safety Indicators

Select one of the topics below to get starting looking at information on Early Childhood in the DataHaven area (click on the map to see a list of the towns in the DataHaven area).

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What are the major health issues?: Demographic data identify where different racial or ethnic groups live in the region as a start to understanding any racial and ethnic economic and health disparities. Birth numbers are indicators of population growth and stability, and help in projecting demand for services.

Infant Health and Birth Concerns

Chronic Disease



Do residents of the region have access to health care?: Children without health insurance are less likely to have a regular health care provider; less likely to have a regular dentist or to have had a dental visit in the last year; and more likely to be in fair or poor health than low-income, privately-insured children.

What are the major safety issues at home?: Family safety affects all communities and cuts across racial, ethnic, and economic lines. The consequence of child abuse and neglect include higher rates of school failure and criminal activities.

What are the major safety issues in our communities?: Crime rates are an indicator of the safety of a community and its quality of life. Many crimes go unreported and many are not resolved with an arrest. The youth crime rate is associated with poor community relationships, parental neglect, family dysfunction, criminality in the family, substance abuse by youth, and family poverty.

Are there any environmental risks?: The environment can affect a community's health in many ways, including through contributions to disease and illnesses, although there is little data availabe on the community level to examine theses complex relationships.