In October, the Data and Technology team in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development (CED) unit made the newest version of Health Data for Decision Makers (DDM) reports available on the ISU Extension and Outreach Indicators Program website.
DDMs are brief reports presenting a profile of a county, city, or region’s demographic, economic, social, health, or housing characteristics.
This version of health DDMs include recently revised and updated data from more than 15 health-related sources. These data are indicators of the health status of people in Iowa’s counties and can be used for public health planning and action. These reports provide county-level data on selected causes of death and statistics on cancer, heart attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, falls, and disability. These profiles also report on smoking, drinking, obesity, poor health, physical and mental distress, health-care facilities, health-care providers, health insurance coverage, and COVID-19 cases, rates, deaths, and vaccinations. Other socioeconomic indicators show food and housing issues, along with measures of age, education, income, and poverty.
The reports are available for free download on the Indicators Program publications page.