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Welcome to DuPage County Illinois

Welcome to DuPage County Illinois. Britney Sturm, Corinne Golzer, Afua Attobra , & Jennifer Stephney. Facts. Located in the Chicago Metropolitan part of Illinois Second Largest County in Illinois Named after the DuPage River
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WelcometoDuPage CountyIllinoisBritney Sturm, Corinne Golzer, AfuaAttobra, & Jennifer StephneyFacts
  • Located in the Chicago Metropolitan part of Illinois
  • Second Largest County in Illinois
  • Named after the DuPage River
  • Became its own county in 1839 after a legislation passed and separated it from Cook County
  • (Dupage County Public Data)Highlights
  • Population Size 930,528
  • -females 49.3% -males 50.7%
  • Consist of 9 townships and 33 cities
  • -Downers Grove, York, Milton, Lisle, Bloomingdale, Addison, Winfield, Naperville, Wayne
  • 10 Hospitals
  • -Central Dupage County, Dupage County Home, Edward Hospital, Glendale Heights Community Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Hinsdale Hospital, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Wyngarden Health Center, and Zace Sanitarium
  • 70 different school districts
  • Median Resident Age= 35.2
  • (Dupage County Public Data)Birth Rate
  • As of 2005 the birth rate has decreased to 12,312 from 2000 where it was 12,528
  • The Hispanic birth rate trend has steadily increased or remained the same between 1991 and 1999
  • From 1990 to 2000 the age group 0-4 decreased from 90.3% to 79.0% in whites, from 1990 to 2000 the age group 0-4 rose slightly from 2.4% to 3.6% in African Americans and the age group 0-4 tremendously grew from 5.9% to 14.5% in Hispanics.
  • 15.3% of DuPage County residents were born outside the U.S. and 8.5% of the county’s population are “officially” non-citizens.
  • (DuPage County Illinois Detailed Profile 2005)Death Rate
  • The county’s death rates have also increased roughly 15% to 5,708 per year
  • DuPage death rate: 620.6 per 100,000
  • Illinois death rate 840.1 per 100,000
  • U.S. death rate 854.5 per 100,000
  • (DuPage County Illinois Detailed Profile 2005)Leading Causes of Death
  • Compared to the 1999 causes of death in overall DuPage county residents: 5,632 deaths
  • #1 Heart Disease: 1,687 deaths (30%)
  • #2 Malignant Neoplasms: 1,407 deaths (25%)
  • #3 Cerebrovascular: 407 deaths (7.2%)
  • #4 Chronic lower respiratory disease: 251 deaths (4.5%)
  • #5 Influenza and Pneumonia: 179 deaths (3.2%)
  • (www.dupagehealth.org/health_data/leading_deaths_dupage_illinois.html)Hispanic Leading Causes of Death
  • 1999 Hispanic leading causes of death: 119 deaths
  • #1 Hearth Disease: 21 deaths (17.6%)
  • #2 Malignant Neoplasms: 17 deaths (14.3%)
  • #3 Accidents: 12 deaths (10.1%)
  • #4 PerinatalPeriod: 11 deaths (9.2%)
  • #5 Septicemia: 5 deaths (4.2%)
  • (www.dupagehealth.org/health_data/leading_deaths_dupage_illinois.html)Infant Mortality Rate
  • As of 2003, the infant death rate per 1,000 live births was at 6.7, lower than both the state and national rates.
  • (www.dupagehealth.org/popups/infant-mortality.html)Marriage Rate (15 & older)MaleFemaleNever Married: 79,901 (22.2%)Married: 206,306 (57.3%)Widowed: 30,197 (8.4%)
  • Never Married: 95,899 (28.1%)
  • Married: 205,759 (60.3%)
  • Widowed: 6,633 (1.9%)
  • (DuPage County Illinois Detailed Profile 2005)Divorce Rate (15 & older)MaleFemale31,522 (8.8%)
  • 21,086 (6.2%)
  • (DuPage County Illinois Detailed Profile 2005)Types of Employment
  • Management and of companies and enterprises: 10%
  • Educational services: 10%
  • Finance and insurance: 9%
  • Real estate, rental, and leasing: 8%
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation: 6%
  • (DuPage County Illinois Detailed Profile 2005)Most Common Occupations for Males
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale, and manufacturing (7% of male population)
  • Other common occupations include
  • -computer specialists -supervisors -top executives -sales workers -truck drivers(DuPage County Illinois Detailed Profile 2005)Most Common Occupations for Females
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6% of the female population)
  • -registered nurses -teachers-management -retail sales workers -supervisors(DuPage County Illinois Detailed Profile 2005)Income
  • Average wage per job in 2003:
  • -$45,183 annually
  • Estimated household income:
  • -$77,033 annuallyDuPage County Illinois Detailed Profile 2005)Transportation to Work
  • Drove in their car alone to work: 80%
  • Carpooled with other people: 8%
  • Railroad: 6%
  • Walked: 2%
  • (DuPage County Illinois Detailed Profile 2005)Education(Statistics for those 25 and older)
  • High school graduates: 20.6%
  • Some college or associates degree: 27.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 26.8%
  • Masters or doctorate degree: 14.8%
  • Those who did not finish high school: 10%
  • (DuPage County Illinois Detailed Profile 2005)Poverty
  • 5.7% of residents live in poverty
  • African Americans: 19.8%
  • Hispanic/ Latino: 10.8%
  • Non-Hispanics: 4.1%
  • (DuPage County Illinois Limited Profile 2005)Hispanic Population
  • The Hispanic population represents 9.0% of the overall DuPage county population
  • 12.3% of overall Illinois population based on 2000 census data
  • The Spanish speaking population of DuPage County has double in the last decade.
  • 18% Access DuPage members speak one of at least 56 other non-English languages
  • 32% speak English as primary language
  • 41% don’t speak any English at all
  • 20.8% speak a language other than English at home.
  • Half the people enrolled in the Access DuPage Program speak Spanish as their primary language.
  • (www.dupagehealth.org/health_data/leading_deaths_dupage_illinois.html)
  • Health Insurance
  • An estimate that at any particular point in time there are about 33,500 low-income persons in DuPage County who lack medical insurance.
  • At some point during the year the number of those who lack medical insurance can be as high as 42,900
  • For those who lack medical insurance for the entire year is roughly 17,500.
  • The number of low-income persons in DuPage County is greater than the entire populations of 83 of the 102 counties in Illinois.
  • (www.dupagehealth.org)Miscellaneous Info.
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)“
  • (DuPage County Detailed Profile)Communicable Diseases
  • From 2004, Chicken Pox there were 273 reported cases compared to 6,279 over all in the state of Illinois
  • (Communicable Disease in DuPage County) Communicable Diseases
  • The second most prevalent disease in DuPage County is Hepatitis C Carrier, with 185 reported cases compared to 758 cases in the U.S.
  • (CDC DVH Viral Hepatitis Topics).Chronic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Disease is the #1 killer not only in the United States but also in DuPage County.
  • In 2001 it accounted for 28% of all deaths in DuPage
  • To be more specific, Coronary Heart Disease accounted for 21% of the 28%
  • (Health Status Report).Cardiovascular DiseaseCardiovascular disease is the third cause of death for ages 25-44, second leading cause of death for those 45-74, and the first leading cause of death for those ages 75 and older.(Top Ten Leading Causes of Death). Chronic Diseases
  • The second leading chronic disease in DuPage County is Malignant Neoplasms, otherwise known as Cancer
  • Cancer was the cause of 1,407 deaths in 1999
  • The highest being lung cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • (Health Status Report). Cancer
  • Although Cancer is the second leading cause of death in DuPage overall:
  • Cancer was the number #1 killer in ages 25-74 with 761 lives lost
  • Second for ages 15-24, and 75+ with a combined 640 lives lost
  • (Iplan 2010).Recommendations
  • Top problems in DuPage county:
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Malignant Neoplasm (cancer)
  • Lack of Insurance/Language Barriers
  • Life Choice Program
  • Program objectives
  • Collect and review previous health needs and assets assessments
  • Community would be able to understand the risk factor of these diseases.
  • Community would be able to reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular, cancer, hepatitis.
  • How are We Going to Help?!?
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Screening
  • Ways to reduce risks
  • Awareness
  • Fitness
  • Less driving more walking
  • Biking
  • Malignant Neoplasm
  • Education
  • DuPage Delivers Health Care Bus
  • Have a series of healthcare busses that travel to neighborhoods & schools
  • Bilingual healthcare workers
  • Offering free screenings, testing, vaccines, physicals, & etc.
  • ReferencesCDC DVH - Viral Hepatitis Topics - Statistics and Surveillance. (n.d.). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved April 22, 2010, from http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/statistics.htmCommunicable Disease in DuPage County 1996 - 2003. (n.d.). The DuPage County Health Department WebSite. Retrieved March 16, 2010, from http://www.dupagehealth.org/health_data/communicable_d_dupage.htmlDuPage County, Illinois Marital Status. (n.d.). American FactFinder. Retrieved March 16, 2010, from http://factfinder.census.govDuPage County Illinois. (n.d.). Hospitals. Illinois Gazetteer: City Profiles, Physical & Cultural Features. Retrieved March 16, 2010, from http://illinois.hometownlocator.comDupageCounty Economic Profile. (n.d.). Dupage Count. Retrieved April 1, 2010, from www.co.dupage.il.us/economicdevelopmentDupageHealth Department. (n.d.). DupageDemogarohics. Retrieved April 1, 2010, from www.dupagehealth.org/healthdata DuPage County Illinois. The DuPage County Detailed Profile. Retrieved March 8th, 2010, from http://www.city-data.comGoogle. (n.d.). Google. Retrieved April 1, 2010, from http://www.google.com/publicdataGraphics, B. W. (n.d.). DuPage County, Illinois History and Genealogy. Gwinnett Realtor Pat Sabin Homes for Sale Gwinnett AtlantaReal Estate Agent. Retrieved April 1, 2010, from http://www.patsabin.com/dupageReferences (cont.)Health Status Report DuPage County, Illinois. (n.d.). The DuPage County Health Department WebSite. Retrieved March 16, 2010, from http://www.dupagehealth.org/health_data/leading_deaths_dupage_illinois."Heart disease prevention: 5 strategies keep your heart healthy - MayoClinic.com."Mayo Clinic medical information and tools for healthy living - MayoClinic.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease-prevention/WO00041/NSECTIONGIplan-2010. (n.d.). The DuPage County Health Department WebSite. Retrieved March 16, 2010, from http://www.dupagehealth.org/iplan2010/home.html"malignant neoplasm - definition of malignant neoplasm in the Medical dictionary - by the Free Online Medical Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.." Medical Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Neoplasms, m., & causes, c. d. (n.d.). Health Status Report DuPage County, Illinois. The DuPage County Health Department WebSite. Retrieved February 9, 2010, from http://www.dupagehealth.org/health_data/leading_deaths_national_statistics.html"no-smoke.org." no-smoke.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2010. <http://www.no-smoke.org/index.php>.Reportable Communicable Disease Cases, 2000 - 2003. (n.d.). Illinois Department of Public Health Home Page. Retrieved April 22, 2010, from http://www.idph.state.il.us/health/infect/communicabledisease00_09.htmlReferences (cont.)Quick facts. (n.d.). US Census Bereau. Retrieved April 1, 2010, from www.quickfacts.census.govTop Ten Leading Causes of Death. (n.d.). The DuPage County Health Department WebSite. Retrieved March 16, 2010, from http://www.dupagehealth.org/health_data/chart-leading-causes-death03.htmlU.S Census Bureau State and County Facts. U.S Census Bureau. Retrieved March 8th, 2010 from http://quickfacts.census.govVital Records. (n.d.). The DuPage County Health Department WebSite. Retrieved February 9, 2010, from http://www.dupagehealth.org/gen_info/alrp1998/ar98_vital_records.html
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