NC County Comparisons of Health

Bloomer Hill Community Clinic is located in Whitakers, NC. Patients primarily come from Nash and Edgecombe Counties. Health outcomes for these counties are some of the worst in the state. Orange County is given as a comparison because of its easy access to UNC Hospital and other providers. Compiled by Jessica Rein

 

North Carolina

Nash County

Edgecombe County

Orange County

Health Outcomes (out of 100)

 

65

96

2

Premature Death

7,961

10,123

12,164

5,494

Health Factors Ranking (out of 100)

 

72

99

1

Adult Smoking

22%

22%

28%

13%

Adult Obesity

29%

33%

40%

23%

Physical Inactivity

25%

29%

31%

16%

Excessive Drinking

13%

15%

8%

16%

Motor Vehicle Crash Death Rate

19

23

24

13

Sexually transmitted infections (Chlamydia rate per 100,000)

445

586

1,167

288

Teen birth Rate

50

53

73

13

Clinical Care Ranking (out of 100)

 

27

57

1

Uninsured

18%

18%

18%

14%

Primary Care Physicians

1,135:1

1,326:1

3,493:1

324:1

Diabetic Screening (percentage of Medicaid patients getting HA1Cs)

87%

90%

90%

89%

Social and Economic Factors

 

73

99

2

High School Graduation

78%

77%

78%

86%

Unemployment

10.6%

12.3%

15.6%

6.5%

Violent Crime Rate

448

661

676

245

Physical Environment

 

94

100

37

Limited access to healthy foods

10%

17%

25%

15%

Percent of restaurants that are Fast Food restaurants

49%

55%

62%

41%