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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Social Determinants Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Linguistically Isolated Population (Percent) 2.8
favorable
5.1
favorable
4.8
Children Below 200% FPL (Percent) 68.8
unfavorable
40.8
unfavorable
43.8
 
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Overall Health Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Child's Overall Health Is "Fair/Poor" 8.1
unfavorable
2.3
similar
6.9
% [Age 0-17] Child's Activities/Abilities Limited Due to Health Condition 11.5
unfavorable
6.9
similar
9.9
% [Age 5-17] Missed 10+ School Days Last Yr Due to Illness/Injury 4.4
similar
6.1
 
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Access to Health Services Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Child Is Uninsured 7.3
similar
6.5
unfavorable
0.0
unfavorable
4.2
% [Insured Child] Child Went Without Insurance in Past Year 8.9
similar
7.1
similar
9.9
% [Insured Child] Received Insurance In Past Two Years Because of Affordable Care Act or GetCoveredIllinois 23.8
% [Age 0-17] Difficulties Accessing Child’s Healthcare (Composite) 48.0
unfavorable
29.4
unfavorable
37.8
% [Age 0-17] Difficulty Finding Physician for Child in Past Year 14.0
unfavorable
5.7
unfavorable
8.1
% [Age 0-17] Difficulty Getting Appointment for Child in Past Year 24.1
unfavorable
11.5
unfavorable
16.6
% [Age 0-17] Cost Prevented Child's Dr Visit in Past Year 10.5
unfavorable
6.3
similar
6.8
% [Age 0-17] Transportation Hindered Child's Dr Visit in Past Year 13.1
unfavorable
4.1
unfavorable
8.8
% [Age 0-17] Inconvenient Hrs Prevented Child's Dr Visit in Past Year 32.0
unfavorable
14.2
unfavorable
23.0
% [Age 0-17] Cost Prevented Getting Child's Prescription in Past Year 12.9
unfavorable
5.5
similar
10.9
% [Age 0-17] Culture Difference Prevented Child's Dr Visit in Past Year 6.2
unfavorable
0.8
% Child Needed to See a Specialist in the Past Year 37.9
unfavorable
24.2
unfavorable
25.0
% [Child Needing Care] "Major/Moderate" Problem Getting Specialty Care 34.9
similar
32.3
similar
38.7
% [Age 0-17] Child Has a Usual Source of Medical Care 93.3
favorable
89.3
unfavorable
100.0
favorable
85.2
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Had Routine Checkup in Past Year 93.5
favorable
85.3
similar
91.5
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Had 2+ ER Visits in Past Year 16.9
unfavorable
7.1
similar
14.6
% [Age 0-17] Child Used Some Type of UCC in the Past Year 33.0
similar
28.6
% [Parents] Feel Need to Leave the Area for Children’s Health Svcs 49.3
unfavorable
27.2
 
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Allergies Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Respiratory Allergies 20.3
similar
17.8
unfavorable
12.9
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Food/Digestive Allergies 10.6
similar
8.8
similar
8.9
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Eczema/Skin Allergies 31.9
unfavorable
22.5
similar
26.7
 
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Asthma Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Child Currently Has Asthma 19.9
unfavorable
11.6
similar
17.3
% [Age 0-17 With Asthma] ER/Urgent Care for Child's Asthma in Past Year 55.2
similar
46.8
similar
58.7
% [Age 0-17 With Asthma] Child Hospitalized for Asthma in Past Year 23.3
unfavorable
0.6
similar
16.0
% [Age 5-17 With Asthma] Child Missed School Due to Asthma in Past Year 51.2
similar
39.2
similar
57.7
% [Age 0-17 With Asthma] Parent Missed Work Due to Child's Asthma in Past Year 55.9
unfavorable
29.4
similar
49.0
 
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Bone, Joint & Muscle Disorders Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Bone/Joint/Muscle Problems 4.8
similar
6.0
similar
3.0
 
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Cognitive & Behavioral Disorders Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Autism 5.0
unfavorable
1.4
similar
3.7
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Learning Disability 12.0
unfavorable
8.0
unfavorable
7.3
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Developmental Delays 10.1
unfavorable
6.8
unfavorable
5.7
% [Age 0-17] Child Has ADD/ADHD 9.5
similar
8.7
unfavorable
5.1
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Behavioral/Conduct Problems 6.2
similar
3.7
similar
3.4
 
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Diabetes Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Diabetes/High Blood Sugar 2.3
unfavorable
0.7
similar
1.2
 
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Health Education Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Rely on the Internet for Healthcare Information 16.7
unfavorable
9.6
unfavorable
11.8
% [Age 0-17] Parent Aware of Local Parenting Education Programs 31.0
similar
37.1
% [Age 0-17] Parent Has Used a Local Parenting Education Program 43.8
similar
38.4
 
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Injury & Safety Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Sustained Injury Requiring Treatment in Past Year 9.4
similar
10.6
similar
8.0
% [Age 0-17] Child "Always" Uses Seat Belt/Car Seat 92.4
unfavorable
95.7
similar
92.9
% [Age 5-17] Child "Always" Wear a Bike Helmet 34.3
unfavorable
46.5
similar
29.3
% [Age 5-17] Child "Always" Wear a Skateboard/Scooter/Rollerblade Helmet 28.5
unfavorable
37.4
favorable
18.7
% [Age 0-17] Neighborhood Is "Slightly" or "Not At All" Safe 56.9
unfavorable
14.2
similar
62.9
% [Age 5-17] Child Missed School in Past Year Because Felt Unsafe At School 8.0
% [Age 5-17] Child Missed School in Past Year Because Felt Unsafe Going To/From School 5.9
% [Age 5-17] Child Missed School in Past Year Because Felt Unsafe At School or Going To/From 8.6
unfavorable
5.0
similar
11.5
% [Age 5-17] Gang Violence Made Child Feel Unsafe in Past Year 15.4
% [Age 5-17] Child Changed Normal Daily Routine in Past Year Due to Not Feeling Safe 9.2
% [Age 5-17] Child talked to Parent About a Violent Incident that Affected Them 23.5
% [Age 5-17] Bullied on School Property in the Past Year 20.8
similar
16.1
% [Age 5-17] Child Electronically Bullied in Past Year 5.8
similar
7.5
% [Age 5-17] Child Physically Injured from Bullying/Fighting in Past Year 6.6
 
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Mental & Emotional Health Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 5-17] Child's Mental Health Is "Fair/Poor" 6.6
similar
5.5
similar
9.7
% [Age 5-17] Parent Aware of Community Mental Health Resources 46.4
unfavorable
65.0
similar
46.4
% [Age 5-17] Needed Mental Health Svcs in the Past Yr 12.6
similar
10.8
similar
8.4
% [Age 5-17] Child Unable to Get Needed Mental Health Svcs in Past Year 16.3
similar
19.3
similar
19.3
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Ever Taken Rx for Mental Health 6.0
similar
6.9
similar
4.4
% [Age 5-17] Child Worries A Lot 23.1
similar
23.0
similar
19.1
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Anxiety 8.0
similar
7.9
similar
4.3
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Difficulty Sleeping 10.7
similar
13.2
similar
11.8
% [Age 5-17] Child Had Symptoms of Depression in Past Year 7.5
similar
4.9
similar
6.0
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Depression 5.2
unfavorable
2.6
similar
4.4
 
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Mortality Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
[Age 1-4] Mortality Rate per 100,000 (Cook County) 23.9
similar
23.1
favorable
26.0
favorable
25.7
[Age 5-9] Mortality Rate per 100,000 (Cook County) 12.1
unfavorable
11.2
similar
11.7
similar
12.3
[Age 10-14] Mortality Rate per 100,000 (Cook County) 15.5
unfavorable
13.7
unfavorable
14.1
similar
15.2
[Age 15-19] Mortality Rate per 100,000 (Cook County) 61.2
unfavorable
51.0
unfavorable
47.0
unfavorable
55.7
 
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Neurological Disorders Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Migraines/Severe Headaches 6.6
similar
6.7
similar
4.0
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Brain Injury/Concussion 5.5
similar
3.9
unfavorable
1.6
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder 2.3
unfavorable
0.8
similar
0.8
 
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Nutrition & Weight Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 2-17] Child Has 5+ Servings of Fruits/Vegetables per Day 46.0
similar
41.8
similar
42.0
% "Very/Somewhat" Difficult to Buy Fresh Produce 34.5
unfavorable
28.2
% [Age 2-17] Child Ate 3+ Fast Food Meals in Past Week 26.3
similar
22.0
similar
27.9
% [Age 5-17] Child Is Overweight or Obese 44.0
unfavorable
31.1
similar
40.1
% [Age 5-17] Child Is Obese 29.0
unfavorable
14.4
unfavorable
14.5
similar
23.8
% [Overweight Kids 5-17] Perceive Child "About the Right Weight" 47.5
similar
57.3
similar
55.8
% [Parents] Have Been Told That Overwt Child [5-17] Is Overweight 27.3
favorable
16.3
similar
27.1
 
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Oral Health Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 2-17] Child Has Had a Dental Visit in Past Year 85.8
similar
84.9
favorable
49.0
similar
84.6
% [Age 6-17] Child Has Had Dental Sealants 32.0
unfavorable
46.8
similar
35.1
 
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Physical Activity Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 2-17] Child Was Physically Active One Hour/Day in Past Week 44.4
similar
43.2
favorable
37.1
% [Age 2-17] Participates in Vigorous Physical Activity 69.7
similar
69.1
favorable
56.4
% [Age 2-17] Participates in Moderate Physical Activity 46.9
similar
49.3
favorable
34.5
% [Age 2-17] Participates in Muscle-Strengthening Activities 50.6
% [Age 5-17] Child Watches 3+ Hours of TV per Day 34.6
similar
36.9
% [Age 5-17] Child Has a TV in Bedroom 59.9
unfavorable
41.3
similar
58.1
% [Age 5-17] Child Has 3+ Hours of Computer Use per Day 19.6
similar
19.0
% [Age 5-17] Has Computer/Device in the Bedroom 50.4
unfavorable
39.4
% [Age 5-17] Child Has 3+ Hours of Total Screen Time per Day 58.4
similar
54.3
 
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Prenatal & Infant Health Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% No Prenatal Care in First Trimester (Cook County) 5.6
similar
5.4
favorable
17.3
favorable
22.1
% of Low Birthweight Births (Cook County) 8.9
unfavorable
4.0
unfavorable
8.0
unfavorable
7.8
similar
9.1
Infant Death Rate (Cook County) 6.7
unfavorable
6.3
unfavorable
6.0
unfavorable
6.0
favorable
8.6
% [Age 0-17] Child Was Ever Breastfed 61.3
unfavorable
69.4
unfavorable
81.9
similar
64.8
% Exclusively Breastfed Until 6 Months 17.6
unfavorable
27.2
unfavorable
25.5
 
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Sexual Activity Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
[All Ages] Gonorrhea Incidence per 100,000 (Cook County) 230.8
unfavorable
141.0
unfavorable
107.5
[All Ages] Chlamydia Incidence per 100,000 (Cook County) 727.3
unfavorable
526.0
unfavorable
456.7
% Births to Teenagers (Under Age 20) (Cook County) 7.9
similar
7.6
similar
7.8
favorable
10.7
 
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Sickel-Cell Anemia Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Sickle-Cell Anemia 3.2
unfavorable
1.1
 
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Special Health Needs Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Special Health Needs 66.9
similar
68.3
similar
60.3
% [Age 0-17] Condition Requiring Meds 36.8
unfavorable
27.3
unfavorable
28.0
% [Age 0-17] Condition Requiring Special Therapy 11.5
similar
8.3
similar
7.8
 
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Technology Access Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Have Access to the Internet 94.8
unfavorable
97.2
similar
96.7
% [Age 5-17] Child Has Own Cell Phone 54.8
favorable
43.0
similar
48.6
 
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Tobacco Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Household Member Smokes Inside the Home 14.4
unfavorable
3.7
similar
14.7
% [Age 0-17] Household Member Smokes Outside the Home 23.2
similar
27.4
 
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Vision, Hearing & Speech Total Service Area vs. IL vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Vision Problems 7.7
unfavorable
2.5
similar
4.7
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Hearing Problems 7.4
similar
4.9
similar
5.3
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Speech/Language Problems 11.7
similar
11.9
similar
8.8
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Had 3+ Ear Infections (Ever) 12.9
favorable
23.5
similar
13.5
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Had an Eye Exam in the Past 3 Years 84.3
favorable
78.8
unfavorable
89.3
% [Age 0-17] Child Has Had Hearing Tested in the Past 5 Years 89.8
favorable
84.9
similar
87.7
 
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