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Gulf and Franklin Counties Tackling Childhood Obesity

When staff from the Florida Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion) were looking at options for increasing the percentage of adults at a healthy weight (a focus of their community health improvement plan), they were struck by the correlation between the lack of access to healthy food and high burdens of chronic disease, unhealthy weight and poverty. They went door-to-door in one such area – West Ocala – to better understand why people could not access healthy food.

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  • In 2014, 1 out of 12 (8 %) Florida adults had current asthma. While 10.6% of women reported having asthma, only 5.3% of men did.
  • In 2014, there were 8,732 asthma hospitalizations among children 1-5 in Florida, a rate of 784.40 per 100,000.
  • In 2014, 23.7% of Florida adults reported that they did not participate in leisure-time physical activity (men: 20.6%, women: 26.6%).
  • In 2013, about half (50.2%) of adults in Florida got the recommended amount of weekly aerobic activity (150 minutes or more).
  • In 2013, 43.9% of middle and high school students participated in 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
  • In Florida, the majority (63%) of Asians diagnosed with HIV infection through 2014 were between the ages of 20 and 39.
  • Of persons with AIDS who died in Florida from 2007-2014, Asians had a median survival of only 26 months compared to 90 months for whites.
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