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CHARTS Community Spotlight DOH-Citrus Encourages Good Health Habits

Gulf and Franklin Counties Tackling Childhood Obesity

The DOH-Citrus County Healthiest Weight Team recognized KoalaTee Academy, after receiving the Let's Move! Recognition. The Let's Move! Initiative help kids build good habits by ensuring the program is a healthy environment for children to learn. Citrus County now has three recognized childcares on the map. The academy received a Fit Kids Kit that included footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, jump ropes and chalk with hopscotch diagram and instructions. Visit DOH Citrus County http://citrus.floridahealth.gov/index.html

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  • In 2014, the top three leading causes of death for men were heart diseases, cancer and unintentional injury.
  • In 2014, 82.4% of men and 79.2% of women said their health was good or excellent.
  • In 2014, 21.1% of men reported they engaged in heavy or binge drinking compared with 13.3% of women.
  • About one in five men (20.6%) in Florida reported that they were sedentary in 2014 compared to about one in four women (26.6%).
  • In 2014, 68.4% of men and 56.1% of women were overweight or obese. (Florida BRFSS)
  • In 2014, of the adults in Florida living with HIV disease, 15% were Caribbean-born.
  • Men’s age adjusted homicide death rate at 9.9 per 100,000 was more than three times that of women at 2.5 per 100,000
  • From 2002-2014, men’s age adjusted death rates from HIV/AIDS have decreased from 10.4 to 4.2 per 100,000.
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