Essay on Caring for Populations: Assessment and Diagnosis

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Caring for Populations:
Assessment and Diagnosis

Introduction Beautiful green fields of alfalfa, soy beans, and corn, big wide blue skies, clean clear water in the form of rivers, lakes, streams, and babbling brooks, cows and horses basking in the full day sun in pastures filled with wild flowers, and some of the most amazingly detailed rolling hills carved by the glaciers one could ever lay their eyes upon. This is Wisconsin, clean air, friendly people, and wonderful schools and healthcare. One could only fall in love.
Each place has its beauty, each its special place in the hearts of those who reside there. Even with a feeling of home, one wonders what challenges face each community. Just like with
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There is a large lake called Lake Henry with a very large well cared for park with a pool, baseball diamonds, running track, albino deer and nature trails.
Demographics and Epidemiological Data
(Census.gov) (City.data.com) Blair Trempealeau Co. Wisconsin USA
Population 1367 29,001 5,711,767 313,914.04
White persons 94.90% 97.80% 88.40% 78.10%
Black person 0.40% 0.40% 6.50% 13.10%
American Indian/Alaskan 0.10% 0.50% 1.10% 1.20%
Asian person 0.10% 0.60% 2.40% 5.00%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific 0.00% 0.10% Z 0.20%
Two or more races 0.60% 0.70% 1.60% 2.30%
Hispanic/Latino 3.80% 5.90% 6.10% 16.70%
White not Hispanic no data 92.50% 83.10% 63.40% Language other than English 3.00% 7.50% 8.50% 20.30% High School Graduates 74.20% 86.30% 89.80% 85.40%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 10.00% 17.10% 26.00% 28.20% Home ownership 62.00% 75.10% 69.10% 66.10%
Median home value 92,210 132,100 169,700 186,000
Persons / household 2.30 2.45 2.42 2.60
Median household income 34,173 47,437 52,374 52,762
Unemployment rates 5.40% 6.20% 7.10% 7.60%
Person / sq. mile no data 39.3 105 87.4 Dual parent family units 55.90% 52.80% 66.40% 65.00%
Single Parent family units 6.90% 7.10% 32.00% 35.00% Adult diabetes rates no data 8.40% 7.60% 8.30%
Adult obesity rates no data 28.40% 27.50% 35.70%
Low income preschool obesity no data 15.20% 13.00% no data
Low Income -Poverty 15.50% 8.30% 16.40%

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