Running head: COUNTY RANKINGS 1 Philadelphia County Health Rankings Kerry Plunkett, Sajal Khan, Jenna Watson, Monsurat Otolorin Temple University Philadelphia County Health Rankings The Philadelphia county consists of a population of 1,567,872 peoples.The overall
COUNTY RANKINGS 2 population remains slightly dominated by females at 52.7% and 22.1% of the county being below 18 years of age.. 41.3% of the Philadelphia county is Non-Hispanic African Americans compared to 10.8% which makes up the entire state of Pennsylvania as a whole. The rest of Philadelphia is split with smaller percentages of other races such as American Indian and Alaskan Native (0.9%), Asian (7.4%), Native Hawaiian (0.2%), Hispanic (14.4%), and Non- Hispanic White (34.9%). Taking a deeper look into health factors such as access to exercise opportunities and high school school graduation, the high school graduation percentage for the Philadelphia county stands at 70% in comparison to Pennsylvania’s 85%. On the other hand, access to exercise opportunities for the Philadelphia county is 97%, compared to Pennsylvania at 68%. This is a more drastic statistical difference than the data of high school graduation, although it is not too drastic at all. The data presented for the Philadelphia county compared to the data for Pennsylvania as a whole suggests that for the specificity of high school graduation and access to exercise opportunities, high school graduation is potentially below average on graduation rates, while access to exercise opportunities is above average. In regards to health outcomes, Philadelphia county ranks at 67 in general. Under the first sub domain of health outcomes which is length of life, Philadelphia county ranks at 66. For the second subdomain which is quality of life, Philadelphia ranks at 67. Concerning health factors, Philadelphia county ranks at 67. Under the first sub domain of health factors which is health behaviors, Philadelphia county ranks at 67. For the second sub domain that is clinical care, it ranks at 62. In regards to third subdomain which is social and economic factors, Philadelphia county ranks at 67. For the fourth subdomain which is physical environment, Philadelphia ranks
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