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Note: These profiles reflect historical data from 2014. Refer to the main Wellness County Profiles page for the most up to date county health data.

The following maps, compiled by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), show county-level data on health risk factors related to tobacco use and obesity (e.g. prevalence of smoking, physical inactivity, food deserts, etc.).

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The Report to the Nation is released each year in a collaborative effort by the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute, and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.

The Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer (1975-2012) shows that death rates continued to decline for all cancers combined, as well as for most cancer sites for men and women of all major racial and ethnic populations.

Some findings from the report:

  • Tobacco control efforts have contributed to lower rates of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, as well as many other types of cancer.
  • Obesity and type 2 diabetes can cause cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, which can progress to liver cancer and is associated with excessive alcohol use
  • 8 to 16 percent of liver cancer deaths are attributed to excessive alcohol use

The findings from the report illustrate how collaboration to reduce key risk factors can lead to the health outcomes we are targeting, and additional positive health outcomes like reductions in cancer morbidity and mortality.

View the full report here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29936/full

View the press release from the CDC here: http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0309-cancer-death-rate.html

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This report published as part of  CDC’s Vital Signs includes data on youth exposure to e-cigarette advertisements in 2014.  The report also includes shareable infographics and recommendations on what can be done to prevent youth from being vulnerable to e-cigarette advertising.

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This 2015 report from Trust for America’s Health includes state-by-state assessments on performance related to 10 key indicators of leading evidence-based policies and programs designed to improve the well-being of children and youth, and to prevent and reduce substance — alcohol, tobacco or other drugs — misuse.

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This online data system houses indicators collected by the Oklahoma State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup related to substance abuse and substance abuse prevention. On this website you can also find Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment student data and behavioral health data to inform prevention efforts (i.e. risk and protective factor measures).

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