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DOH-Volusia - Daytona Beach Zip Code Ranks Lowest in Nearly One Third of Health Indicators

November 08, 2018

Daytona Beach, Fla. - The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) has released a report on the public health of Daytona Beach's 32114 ZIP code. In 15 of 16 health indicators, the area fared worse than the rest of the county, the state and the Healthy People 2020 targets. However, the area improved on one third of the indicators.

The two-page data brief is online at volusiahealth.com/stats.

For a few measurements, the 32114 rates of several diseases measured in 2017 were significantly higher than Volusia County. For example, HIV/AIDS rates were eight times higher. Colorectal cancer, heart disease and stroke also were up to 50 percent higher. The only disease measured that occurred less frequently in ZIP code 32114 was prostate cancer.

Two health indicators have shown improvement. Pre-term and low birthweight babies decreased by at least 10 percent from 2013 to 2017. Death rates for chronic lower respiratory disease and lung cancer decreased over the last five years.

Socio-economic data also is included in the report. Health equity is affected by these factors, which include but are not limited to education, income and employment status.

The brief cites age-adjusted rates. It does not examine cause and effect relationships. The department prepares these types of health reports for use by community partners who serve various populations or address health risks. Reports also help to raise awareness among the general public.

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