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Compared to the U.S. and California, overdose incidence among youth 12 – 25, remains low for Riverside County.
The Riverside County 2015 Trauma Report evaluated various types of trauma cases and trends throughout the county from 2010-2014. The report provides insight to traumatic injuries that occured within Riverside County, with a population of over 2.3 million residents.
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of mortality in the U.S. and can lead to serious health issues, including blindness, heart disease and kidney failure.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., presenting a major but preventable public health problem.
Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, is an infection caused by inhaling spores of the fungus Coccidioides found in the soil and dirt of some areas. This fungus cannot be spread between people. This fungus is predominantly found in the soil of the San Joaquin Valley.
A number of issues play a role in community obesity rates, including environmental, social and economic factors. In children, however, obesity rates can be attributed to two main causes - physical inactivity and poor nutrition.
As part of its role to assess health trends across the region, the Riverside County Epidemiology & Program Evaluation reports that drowning is the number one cause of injury-related death for children 1-4 years old in Riverside County.
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Low Birth Weight by Race/Ethnicity in Riverside County 2003-2013
In an effort to promote health and wellness, the Riverside County Epidemiology & Program Evaluation branch has explored low birth weight trends. While low birth weight deliveries in Riverside County have remained below national and state averages in the last 10 years, African-American infants account for the highest percentage in the County and State.
Diabetes in Older Adults, Riverside County
The Riverside County Epidemiology & Program Evaluation branch regularly assesses health trends across the region. The following report offers a detailed look at how the number of older Riverside County adults affected by
diabetes has increased by 12 percent from 2003 to 2012.
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