Data from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey show that many census tracts in our region have relatively lower rates of high cholesterol, and that many of the higher rates are in rural, rather than urban tracts.
Poor mental health prevalence rates in the Rochester region range from less than 9% in rural areas to more than 25% in some census tracts in the City of Rochester, while prevalence of coronary heart disease ranges from 1% rurally to 11% in urban census tracts.
The most recent data (December 30) for the city of Rochester show the percent of residents receiving at least one vaccine dose is 56.6%, with 20 of the 79 tracts reaching 65% or higher, and 10 reaching 70% or higher.
November is American Diabetes Month. According to the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), 82% of adults in our region had their diabetes under control in 2018 (HbA1c less than 8%). This number increased 8% over the prior year.
The most recent data (November 18) for Monroe County includes children (5 to 11 years old), who are now eligible for the vaccine. There are currently 56 (of 179) census tracts with vaccination rates of at least 70%, five (5) of those are in the City of Rochester.