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Demographics and Statistical Data

State Doc Pick of the Week : Gender, race & class : enduring inequities in later life : a North Carolina perspective

The population of North Carolina is getting older, and with an older population comes a higher demand of medical and support services. But age is not the only factor that contributes to the needs of the population; gender, race and class are important factors as well.  To better understand and serve the needs of North Carolina’s older population, it is important to understand its demographics. This document, produced by the UNC Institute of Aging, presents statistics on the aging population, including facts such as racial composition, Medicaid eligibility, life expectancy, etc.

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State Doc Pick of the Week: Healthy North Carolina 2020: a better state of health

Happy 2013! This is the time of year when a lot of people switch gears from indulging on holiday dishes to taking a step back and focusing on their health for the upcoming year. The state of North Carolina also has some resolutions concerning the health of its citizens, and this document describes the state’s ten year plan to improve the health of North Carolinians. Over the past 20 years, North Carolina has ranked in, or close to, the bottom third of all states for many major health indicators. This 2020 plan covers 13 health objectives the state will address: tobacco use, physical activity and nutrition, injury and violence, maternal and infant health, sexually transmitted disease and unintended pregnancy, substance abuse, mental health, oral health, environmental health, infectious disease and food-borne illness, social determinants of health, chronic disease and cross-cutting. Each section includes statistics and strategies on improving these areas to increase the overall health of the state over the next ten years.

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State Doc Pick of the Week: Gangs in North Carolina, an analysis of GangNET data

Gang activity has been present in North Carolina communities since well before initial research on the topic began in 1997.  Once thought of as a juvenile activity and not significant enough to investigate,  the first decade of the 21st century has seen it become a dominate  component  of criminal justice activities. This report looks at what the data on gang activity can tell us about criminal gangs and their members in North Carolina.

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State Doc Pick of the Week: Female Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This fact sheet is from North Carolina’s Center for Health Statistics.  In 2004-2008 female breast cancer was the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in North Carolina.  This fact sheet has statistics on the incidents and mortality of female breast cancer by age, race and ethnicity.

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