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composition is mainly used in determining the rate of poverty (Vedovato, et al, 2016). When a family has a total income which is less than its threshold, then the entire family and its members are classified as living in poverty. The majority of the race and ethnic groupings that live below the poverty line are mainly the blacks, then white and the Hispanic. Since 2016, the rate of employment in the city grew by 0.244% from a low of 283 thousand to a high of 284 thousand employees. Based on the history and cultural background of the city, it hosts the Fort McHenry National Monument As well as the Historic Shrine. The shrine represents a historic fort associated with the history of the city in the war that happened in 1812. When Francis Scott witnessed the battle and the US flag-waving, he was inspired to come up with the “The Star-Spangled Banner,” lyrics that later became the national anthem. The culture of the city goes beyond its history into the arts community. In the Baltimore Museum of Art, there exist the largest collection in the world of Henri Matisse’s work who was a French Impressionist. Besides,there is also a noteworthy view of the Walters Art Museum which is among the few which features a panorama of art coming from the third millennium BC to the early days of the 20thcentury. In response to the unique information which pertains to the public health of MD, 93.1% of all the people have health coverage. Among those who have health coverage, 43.4% are on employee plans, 10.6% are on Medicare, while 27.9% are of Medicaid. Also, 9.79% ore on non-
EPIDEMIOLOGIC PROFILE ASSIGNMENT5groups plans whereas 1.32% are on VA or military plans. The per capita spending on personal health increased from $8,250 in 2013 to $8,602 in 2014 representing a 4.27% increase. The primary care physicians in the city result in seeing 1056 patients in a year representing a 2.13% decrease from 1079 patients in 2013. However, the dentists continue to see more patients at 1470while the mental health providers see a low of 268 patients every year. In comparison, Dorchester County presents the highest prevalence concerning diabetes at 15.8% whereas Somerset County registers the highest prevalence concerning adult obesity at 44.75 (Al Kazzi, et al, 2015). The figure below represents the ratio of patient to the clinician about other statesFigure 1In the year 2017, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) received a grant that would run for two years from the “Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC)”. The grant amounting to $150,000 was aimed at supporting the Baltimarket Healthy Stores Program of the department. The grant would see the growth of 40 corner stores and hire
EPIDEMIOLOGIC PROFILE ASSIGNMENT6an additional 40 young nutrition educators. The stores would get advertising materials for training and healthy foods on how to choose and store healthy foods. Together with other partners, the “Baltimore City Health Department” has been responsible for overseeing several programs which promote nutrition skills, knowledge as well as self-efficacy (Ross, et al, 2018).