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Health

Health

Disparities in health outcomes—such as life expectancy and rates of diabetes—frequently correlate with unequal treatment based on race and other identities. The Data Center gathers a range of indicators for exploring gaps and inequities in health.

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Preventative Healthcare

Data are current as of 4/12/2024

Most recent dashboard update: 4/12/2024

What is this section about?

Regular physicals, screenings, vaccinations, and other preventative health measures are critical to preventing disease and disability. Disparities in preventative healthcare can be indicative of inequities in healthcare access, differing environmental exposures (e.g. local air quality), service gaps, and other systemic factors potentially linked to race, gender, and other identities.


Cholesterol screening

To analyze cholesterol screening, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

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Cholesterol screening among adults aged 18+


Delaware

Cholesterol screening in Delaware

2019

89.9%
of adults aged 18+
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Mammography Use

To analyze mammography use, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

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Mammography use among women aged 50-74 years


Delaware

Mammography Use in Delaware

2020

78.8%
of women aged 50-74
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Cervical Cancer Screening

To analyze cervical cancer screening, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

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Cervical cancer screening among adult women aged 21-65 years


Delaware

Cervical Cancer Screening in Delaware

2020

77.0%
of women aged 21-65
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Colonoscopy

To analyze colonoscopy, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

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Fecal occult blood test, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy among adults aged 50-75 years


Delaware

Colonoscopy in Delaware

2020

77.2%
of adults aged 50-75
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Health Insurance Coverage

To analyze health insurance coverage, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

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Percent of individuals who report having health insurance coverage


Delaware

Health Insurance Coverage in Delaware

2021

94.2%
of residents
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Health Insurance Coverage by Demographic Over Time


Health Insurance Coverage
Health Insurance Coverage by Ethnicity
Health Insurance Coverage by Race
Health Insurance Coverage by Sex

Chronic Disease and Health Outcomes

Data are current as of 4/12/2024

Most recent dashboard update: 4/12/2024

What is this section about?

The prevalence of persistent disease and disabling conditions that require ongoing medical attention or otherwise impact day-to-day activities is a clear barometer of population health. Chronic diseases are among the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S., and inequities across such measures can help reveal patterns of unequal access to care and health insurance as well as correlations with economic factors such as access to stable housing.


Cancer

To analyze cancer, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

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Cancer (excluding skin cancer) among adults aged 18+


Delaware

Cancer in Delaware

2021

7.5%
of adults aged 18+
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

To analyze chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd), the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

About this Indicator

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among adults aged 18+.


Delaware

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Delaware

2021

6.1%
of adults aged 18+
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Heart Disease

To analyze heart disease, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

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Coronary heart disease among adults aged 18+


Delaware

Heart Disease in Delaware

2021

4.2%
of adults aged 18+
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Diabetes

To analyze diabetes, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

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Diagnosed diabetes among adults aged 18+


Delaware

Diabetes in Delaware

2021

10.9%
of adults aged 18+
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Stroke

To analyze stroke, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.

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Stroke among adults aged 18+


Delaware

Stroke in Delaware

2021

4.0%
of adults aged 18+
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Adverse Childhood Experiences

Data are current as of 4/12/2024

Most recent dashboard update: 4/12/2024

What is this section about?

An adverse childhood experience is a potentially traumatic event—such as one involving violence, death, neglect, or mental health or substance use problems—that occurs between the ages of 0 and 17. Such experiences can be linked to health and wellbeing later in life, and disparities in the data may provide evidence of where support services have been historically lacking or are currently in need.


Students who experienced housing instability in the past 30 days

To analyze students who experienced housing instability in the past 30 days, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


Delaware

Students who experienced housing instability in the past 30 days in Delaware

2018

2.0%
of students
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Students who experienced housing instability in the past 30 days by Demographic Over Time


Students who experienced housing instability in the past 30 days
Students who experienced housing instability in the past 30 days by Ethnicity
Students who experienced housing instability in the past 30 days by Race
Students who experienced housing instability in the past 30 days by Sex

Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year

To analyze students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


Delaware

Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year in Delaware

2018

8.1%
of students
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Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year by Demographic Over Time


Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year
Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year by Ethnicity
Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year by Race
Students with at least one parent incarcerated in the past year by Sex

Students who have heard or experienced violence between adults in their home in the past year

To analyze students who have heard or experienced violence between adults in their home in the past year, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


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Students who have heard or experienced violence between adults in their home in the past year in Delaware

2018

9.3%
of students
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Students who have heard or experienced violence between adults in their home in the past year by Demographic Over Time


Students who have heard or experienced violence between adults in their home in the past year
Students who have heard or experienced violence between adults in their home in the past year by Ethnicity
Students who have heard or experienced violence between adults in their home in the past year by Race
Students who have heard or experienced violence between adults in their home in the past year by Sex

Students who were hit by an adult who intended to harm them in the past year

To analyze students who were hit by an adult who intended to harm them in the past year, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


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Students who were hit by an adult who intended to harm them in the past year in Delaware

2018

5.5%
of students
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Students who were hit by an adult who intended to harm them in the past year by Demographic Over Time


Students who were hit by an adult who intended to harm them in the past year
Students who were hit by an adult who intended to harm them in the past year by Ethnicity
Students who were hit by an adult who intended to harm them in the past year by Race
Students who were hit by an adult who intended to harm them in the past year by Sex

Students who were hit by a teen who intended to harm them in the past year

To analyze students who were hit by a teen who intended to harm them in the past year, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


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Students who were hit by a teen who intended to harm them in the past year in Delaware

2018

9.4%
of students
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Students who were hit by a teen who intended to harm them in the past year by Demographic Over Time


Students who were hit by a teen who intended to harm them in the past year
Students who were hit by a teen who intended to harm them in the past year by Ethnicity
Students who were hit by a teen who intended to harm them in the past year by Race
Students who were hit by a teen who intended to harm them in the past year by Sex

Students who have been bullied in their neighborhood or at school in the past year

To analyze students who have been bullied in their neighborhood or at school in the past year, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


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Students who have been bullied in their neighborhood or at school in the past year in Delaware

2018

12.4%
of students
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Students who have been bullied in their neighborhood or at school in the past year by Demographic Over Time


Students who have been bullied in their neighborhood or at school in the past year
Students who have been bullied in their neighborhood or at school in the past year by Ethnicity
Students who have been bullied in their neighborhood or at school in the past year by Race
Students who have been bullied in their neighborhood or at school in the past year by Sex

Average number of ACES experienced

To analyze average number of aces experienced, the mean and standard deviation of the values were calculated. Using these, the minimum and maximum for the color scale were established. This scaling is intended to make it easier to interpret the data at an initial glance.


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Average number of ACES experienced in Delaware

2018

0.466
adverse childhood experiences per child
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Average number of ACES experienced by Demographic Over Time


Average number of ACES experienced
Average number of ACES experienced by Race
Average number of ACES experienced by Sex

COVID Statistics

Data are current as of 4/12/2024

Most recent dashboard update: 4/12/2024

What is this section about?

Issues of equity—access to testing and vaccinations; differing vulnerability of workers, older adults, and others—have been central to the COVID-19 pandemic response. In addition to the case and vaccination data presented in the Data Center, My Healthy Community maintains a comprehensive COVID-19 dashboard featuring current (updated daily) and historical data about the pandemic.