TULSA - The Tulsa Health Department has released its health profile for the county, the fist such report compiled in several years, and it highlights some interesting patterns on how health behaviors and resources vary in different parts of the county.
In his introduction to the profile, Tulsa County Health Director Dr. Bruce Dart writes:
I am pleased to present the 2014 Tulsa County Health Profile. The Tulsa Health Department collects and analyzes data to inform the public and health professionals about the health status of Tulsa County residents over time. The goal of the County Health Profile is to provide an overview of important health indicators that impact the population’s health, drive policy, program planning and implementation, and encourage discussions within the community about health improvement strategies. This document is developed as an efficient and meaningful way to track causes of morbidity and mortality among residents of Tulsa County. Many factors contribute to health status, including behavioral factors such as tobacco use, diet, physical activity, alcohol and drug use, and sexual behavior.
One can track which areas of the county have the highest birth rates, where people exercise the most, and much more. The caveat is that the data were collected between the years 2008 and 2010, so they don't necessarily reflect the current situation.