HE007: Disease Distribution and Management
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Short Answer 1
You are a healthcare administrator in a hospital and are contributing to a community health needs assessment (CHNA) for your county. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence/ , and complete the following: Note: Detailed instructions for the use of this site, titled “Instructions for SMART: BRFSS City and County Data,” is available in the Assessment materials, if needed.
1. From the pull-down menu, select the criteria for the desired health risk data, select MMSA: AL- Tuscaloosa, Year: 2012, and Category: Chronic Health Indicators.
2. Click on the questions to view the prevalence of each chronic disease. For example, to view the prevalence rate of heart attacks among Tuscaloosa residents, click on “Ever told you had a heart attack (myocardial infarction)?” to discover that 3.6% of Tuscaloosa residents report ever having suffered from a heart attack.
3. After viewing the data for each of the Chronic Health Indicators, scroll down and click on Overweight and Obesity (BMI) and then Weight Classification by Body Mass Index (BMI) to view obesity rates for Tuscaloosa.
4. Now, compare the prevalence of each chronic disease in Tuscaloosa to the prevalence in Alabama.