Week 2: Demographic and Epidemiological Assessment
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For this discussion, you will aggregate appraisal abstracts about your burghal or county. This column will accommodate advice about demographics (general characteristics) and epidemiological abstracts (disease or bloom behavior rates) of your community.
- Demographic data: Go online to the U.S. Demography Bureau at https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/ (Links to an alien site.)Links to an alien site.. Obtain a ambit advice about the demographic characteristics of the citizenry for your burghal or canton of residence. You may accept to attending at canton abstracts if your burghal is not listed. Discuss demographic abstracts about age, ethnicity, abjection levels, housing, and education.
- Epidemiological data: Go to your burghal or canton bloom administration website (search the Internet) or Canton Bloom Rankings (http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/ (Links to an alien site.)Links to an alien site.) and address epidemiological abstracts about your area.
- Identify several antecedence bloom apropos for your area.
The Instructions on Finding Demographic Abstracts on the U.S. Demography Website (Links to an alien site.)Links to an alien site. will abetment you in application this website as a resource.
Nies, M. A., & McEwen, M. (2015). Community/Public bloom nursing: Promoting the bloom of populations(6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders/Elsevier.