In terms of crime rates, our key informant mentioned that automobile thefts have been on the rise. The statistics for this specific crime in our community was at 261.8 per 100k people (Area Vibes, 2015). This is higher than the statistics of the state (245.7 per 100k people) and of the U.S. (220.2 per 100k people) (Area Vibes, 2015). The only reason this type of crime was increasing was that the community’s residents got too comfortable with the area and started to not lock their car doors anymore and thus the thefts started to rise once the bad guys figured this out. ● What cause-and-effect relationships did you discover/identify? The active nature of the residents in this community can be attributed to the utilization of the available physical fitness amenities. This was seen during the windshield survey as people were participating at community activity centers and local outdoor recreational 16
areas. There were residents of this community that were overweight/obese possibly associated with the limited availability of healthy food choices and the abundance of unhealthy fast- food options in the local vicinity. Due to the overall safe perception of this that is seen within this community, many residents have become complacent with basic measures to protect themselves from crimes of opportunity. This complacency has led to an increased crime involving automobile property theft in the local area. The above median household income can be related partly to the higher educational status of this community’s residents. 2. Problem Analysis for Community/Zip Code Community Health Problem : List two (2) problems within your community, for example, infant malnutrition, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, alcoholism, other. These problems need to be something the Community Health Nurse can do something about. For instance, a Community Health Nurse cannot build a sidewalk, repair a street, implement a new bus route, other). 1 . Community Health Problem No. 1: Obesity 2. Community Health Problem No. 2 : Texting and Driving ● Select one of these problems and complete the Problem Analysis chart below: Problem Correlates * Relationship of Correlate to Problem Data Supportive of Relationship + Ex. Inadequate diet Diets lacking in required nutrients contribute to malnutrition All infants and children seen at the local Public Health Clinic are referred to the nutritionist due to poor diets. ( X.Y. personal communications, date). Of infants measured, 60% were in the lower percent for their weight/height (X 17
report, date.) Obesity Fast-food restaurants providing non-nutrient dense and fattening meals “The only health issues I can think of are overweight individuals and poor eating habits because of all of the easily-accessible fast-food restaurants around here” (H. Sloan, personal communication, September 4, 2017). * These are factors that contribute to the problem and outcomes. + Refer to appropriate sections of the database and relevant research of the findings in current literature. Data in the third column could be local, state, or national statistics.
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- Spring '17
- Denise Cauble
- Nursing, Household income in the United States