Health Assessment For Health Promotion And Disease Prevention

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Diabetes cost 245 billion in 2012 within the United States, with 176 billion towards direct medical cost and 69 billion towards reduced productivity (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). The overall numbers of diabetes and prediabetes reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals 29.1 million American or 9.3% of the population, with the seniors age 65 or older diagnosed at 25.9% (11.8 million) and those under age 20 at 0.25% (208,000) of the population. Furthermore, the ethnic data for diabetes comprises: 15.9% for American Indian/Alaskan Native, 13.2% for non-Hispanic Blacks, 12.8% for Hispanic, 9.0% for Asian Americans and 7.9% non-Hispanic whites (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014).
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Community health assessment for health promotion and disease prevention. State and County demographics for ethnicity, levels of illness and health status.
The incidence of diabetes in the Kansas 2012 reporting revealed 8.8% of the population diagnosed with diabetes. The Additional demographic data reveal: 47.2% of the population for the age group 19 to 64, 31.8 % for age 5 to 18 years and 15.4% age 65 or older (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2016). Saline County, Kansas population 55,755, population consist mostly of white ethnicity, followed by Black or African American at 3.5% Hispanic at 3.0 % (Kansas Health Matters, 2014).
The highest number of Saline County residents diagnosed with diabetes involves residents in the…

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