Triangle

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Health is largely determined by social, economic, behavioral, and environmental factors, all of which affect health outcomes. These factors, known as social determinants of health, can serve as a barometer for regional wellness and quality of life.

21 social determinants of health were selected, as part of the Healthy NC 2030 initiative, to be a public health focus for the state's next decade. This overview radar chart explores how the Triangle Region is doing in comparison to the rest of the state for all indicators. Indicators closer to the circle's center are more of a challenge in this region, while indicators closer to the edge of the circle are regional strengths.

Social & Economic Factors

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Triangle (2019): 28.1%, of the population

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 27%, of the population

Percentage of individuals with household incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

In 2021, to be below the 200% FPL threshold, an individual living alone would need to make $25,760 a year or less. A household of four would need to make $53,000 or less total.

Poverty in the Region

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Highest Rate of individuals below 200% FPL: 48.9%, Vance

Lowest Rate of individuals below 200% FPL: 22.3%, Wake

The map shows the percentage of individuals below 200% Federal Poverty Level (FPL) in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

In 2019, the percentage of individuals below 200% FPL in the Triangle Region was 28.1%. The county with the highest rate of individuals below 200% FPL was Vance (48.9%), while the county with the lowest was Wake (22.3%).

Poverty in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties or census tracts in North Carolina by percentage of individuals below the poverty threshold, as well as the average yearly change in this metric. Using the Highest 25 and Lowest 25 buttons, it is possible to toggle between the 25 geographies with the highest and lowest values in the state.

By default, the ranking is shown for the 200% FPL threshold, but it is possible to change to other poverty thresholds with the Poverty Level dropdown selector above.

In 2019, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest percent of individuals below 200% FPL, 2 are in Triangle Region: Vance (48.9%) and Warren (46.3%).

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the percentage of individuals below the FPL in the Triangle Region by race and ethnicity from 2010 to 2019. By default, all races and ethnicities are shown. It is possible to hide a race or ethnicity by clicking it in the chart legend.

In 2019, the percent of individuals below the FPL in the Triangle Region was 11.9%. The population with the highest percentage of individuals below the FPL was Hispanic (24.2%), while the population with the lowest was White (non-Hispanic) (7.32%).

Poverty by Sex and Age

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Highest Rate of Individuals Below 100% FPL 2019: 24.6%, Female, 18 - 24 years

Lowest Rate of Individuals Below 100% FPL 2019: 5.1%, Male, 75+ years

The graph shows the percentage of individuals below the FPL in the Triangle Region by age and sex.

In 2019, the highest percentage of individuals below 100% FPL by age and sex were female, 18 - 24 years (24.6%). The lowest percentage of individuals below 100% FPL by age and sex were male, 75+ years (5.1%).

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of individuals living below the poverty threshold, as well as this metric's projection until 2030. By default, the trend is shown for the 200% FPL threshold, but it is possible to change to other poverty thresholds with the Poverty Level dropdown selector above.

In Alamance County, 38.2% of the population was living below 200% FPL in 2019, this implies an annual percentage change of -0.17%.

Triangle (2019): 4.48%, of the population

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 1.7, Disparity ratio between white and other populations

Percentage of individuals aged 16 and older who are in the labor force, but unemployed.

Individuals must be seeking work to be considered unemployed.

Unemployment in the Region

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Highest Unemployment Rate 2019: 8.84%, Warren

Lowest Unemployment Rate 2019: 3.52%, Orange

The map shows the unemployment rate in the Triangle Region.

In 2019, the unemployment rate in the Triangle Region was 4.48%. The county with the highest unemployment rate was Warren (8.84%), while the county with the lowest unemployment rate was Orange (3.52%).

Unemployment in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties or census tracts in North Carolina by the unemployment rate, as well as the average yearly change in this metric. Using the Highest 25 and Lowest 25 buttons, it is possible to toggle between the 25 geographies with the highest and lowest values in the state.

In 2019, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest unemployment rate, 2 are in Triangle Region: Warren (8.84%) and Vance (8.39%).

Unemployment by Race and Ethnicity or Age

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Highest unemployment rate by race: 7.6%, Black

Lowest unemployment rate by race: 3.14%, Asian

The graph shows the unemployment rate in the Triangle Region by race and ethnicity, or age.

In 2019, the population with the highest unemployment rate by race and ethnicity in the Triangle Region was: Black (7.6%), 2+ races (7.13%), and American Indian or Alaskan Native (4.64%).

Unemployment by Sex

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The graph shows the unemployment rate in the Triangle Region by sex from 2010 to 2019, for the population between 20 and 64 years of age.

In 2019, female unemployment rate was 4.13%, while the male unemployment rate was 3.93%.

From 2010 to 2019, the female unemployment rate decreased 2.37% (from 6.5% to 4.13%), while the male unemployment rate decreased 2.77% (from 6.7% to 3.93%).

Unemployment Trend

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The graph shows the trend of the unemployment rate, as well as this metric's projection until 2030. It is possible to change the county and sex with the selectors above.

The graph shows the trend of the unemployment rate in the county, as well as this metric's projection and target until 2030. By default, the trend is shown for all the population, but it is possible to change the sex with the selector above.

In Alamance County the unemployment rate reached 5.29% in 2019, with an annual percentage change of -0.34%.

Triangle (2019): 0.45, suspensions per 10 students

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 0.8, suspensions per 10 students

Number of out-of-school short-term suspensions in educational facilities for all grades per 10 students.

A short-term suspension is 10 days or less. Data reflect total numbers of short-term suspensions that may include multiple suspensions per student.

Short-Term Suspension

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Short-term Suspension by County

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Highest Short-term Suspension per 10 Students: 1.91, Warren (2019)

Lowest Short-term Suspension per 10 Students: 0.22, Orange (2019)

The map shows the short-term suspension rate per 10 students in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

In 2019, the short-term suspension rate in the Triangle Region was 0.45 per 10 students. The county with the highest short-term suspension rate was Warren (1.91), while the county with the lowest short-term suspension rate was Orange (0.22).

Short-term Suspension in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the short-term suspension rate per 10 students.

In 2019, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest short-term suspension rate, 2 are in Triangle Region: Warren (1.91) and Vance (1.78).

Short-term Suspension by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the short-term suspension rate per 10 students in the Triangle Region by race and ethnicity from 2014 to 2019.

In 2019, the population with the highest short-term suspension rate was African American (1.88), while the population with the lowest short-term suspension rate was White (0.26).

Triangle (2019): 257, per 100,000 population

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 150, per 100,000 population

Incarceration in prisons per 100,000 population.

Incarcerated individuals are tallied in the county they resided in when they were first incarcerated, not where they are currently incarcerated.

Incarceration by County

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Highest incarceration rate per 100,000 population: 511, Person (2019)

Lowest  incarceration rate per 100,000 population: 160, Orange (2019)

The map shows the incarceration rate per 100,000 population in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

In 2019, the incarceration rate in the Triangle Region was 257 per 100,000 population. The county with the highest incarceration rate was Person (511), while the county with the lowest incarceration rate was Orange (160).

Incarceration in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the incarceration rate per 100,000 population.

In 2019, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest incarceration rate, 2 are in Triangle Region: Person (511) and Vance (434).

Incarceration by Race and Ethnicity, and Sex

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The graph shows the incarceration rate per 100,000 population in the Triangle Region by race and ethnicity, and sex.

In 2019, the population with the highest incarceration rate was American Indian (938), while the population with the lowest incarceration rate was Asian (62.6).

North Carolina (2016-17): 23.6%, of children

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 18.0%, of the population

Percentage of children who have experienced two or more of the following: hard to get by on money, parent/guardian divorced or separated, parent/guardian died, parent/guardian served time in jail, saw or heard violence in the home, victim/witness of neighborhood violence, lived with anyone mentally ill, suicidal or depressed, live with anyone with alcohol or drug problem, often treated or judged unfairly due to race/ethnicity.

This indicator, chosen by the Healthy NC 2030 taskforce, is not available at a geographic level less than regional.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

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In order to provide meaningful, localized insights into ACEs and ACEs-adjacent indicators, Cape Fear Collective convened a team of experts in ACEs and trauma to select a proxy metric for this indicator: percentage of disconnected youth, individuals aged 16 to 19 who are neither in school nor working.

Disconnected Youth in the Region

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Highest disconnected youth rate 2020: 15.4%, Warren

Lowest disconnected youth rate 2020: 1.7%, Orange

The map shows the percentage of the population ages 16 to 19 that is neither in school nor working in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

In 2020, the percent of the population ages 16 to 19 that was neither in school nor working in the Triangle Region was 5.66%. The county with the highest percentage of the population ages 16 to 19 that was neither in school nor working was Warren (15.4%), while the county with the lowest was Orange (1.7%).

Disconnected Youth in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the percentage of the population ages 16 to 19 that was neither in school nor working. Using the Highest 25 and Lowest 25 buttons, it is possible to toggle between the 25 geographies with the highest and lowest values in the state.

In 2019, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest percentage of the population ages 16 to 19 that was neither in school nor working, 4 are in Triangle Region: Warren (15.4%), Granville (12.7%), Franklin (11.9%), and Vance (10.9%).

Disconnected Youth by Sex

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The graph shows the percentage of the population ages 16 to 19 that was neither in school nor working in the Triangle Region by sex from 2010 to 2019.

In 2019, the percentage of the population ages 16 to 19 that was neither in school nor working among females was 5.91%, and 6% among males.

From 2010 to 2019, the percentage of the population ages 16 to 19 that was neither in school nor working among females decresed 1.26% (from 7.17% to 5.91%) and among males it decresed 1.12% (from 7.11% to 6%).

Disconnected Youth Trend

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The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the population ages 16 to 19 that is neither in school nor working as well as this metric's projection until 2030. It is possible to change to other counties and sex with the selector above.

In Alamance County, 8.79% of the population ages 16 to 19 was neither in school nor working in 2019, with an annual percentage change of 0.3%.

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 80%, of the population

Percentage of children proficient or better at grade-level reading based on third grade End of Grade exams.

Proficiency defined as Level 3 or higher.

Third Grade Reading Proficiency

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Third Grade Reading Proficiency in the Region

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The graph shows the percentage of children who are proficient in reading at the end of the third grade in the Triangle Region by Local Education Agency (LEA) and achievement level.

In 2019, the LEA with the highest percentage of children reading at the grade-level proficient achievement level was 73.7%, in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

Third Grade Reading by LEA Code

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The graph shows the ranking of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in North Carolina by the percentage of children who are grade-level proficient in reading at the end of third grade.

By default, the ranking is shown for grade-level proficiency, but it is possible to change the ranking to other achievement levels with the upper selector.

In 2019, out of the 25 LEAs in North Carolina with the highest percentage of children who are grade-level proficient in reading at the end of third grade, 3 are in Triangle Region: Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (73.7%), Wake County Schools (66%), and Chatham County Schools (60.5%).

Third Grade Reading Proficiency by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the percentage of children who were who were proficient in reading (grade level proficient) at the end of third grade in the Triangle Region by race and ethnicity.

In 2019, the population with the highest percentage of children who were proficient in reading (grade level proficient) in Alamance-Burlington Schools was White (67.3%), while the population with the lowest percentage was African American (39.1%).

Third Grade Reading Proficiency by Sex and Achievement Level

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The graph shows the third grade reading proficiency in the Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in the Triangle Region by sex and achievement level.

In 2019, the highest percentage of children who were proficient in reading at the end of third grade in Alamance-Burlington Schools were female, grade level proficient (54%). The lowest percentage of children who were proficient in reading at the end of third grade were male, level 5 (7%).

Physical Environment

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Triangle (2019): 82.5%, of the population

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 92%, of the population

Percentage of the population living half a mile from a park in any area, one mile from a recreational center in a metropolitan area, or three miles from a recreational center in a rural area.

Exercise access is based on census tract proximity to public parklands or recreational facilities such as “gyms, community centers, dance studios, pools,” and other exercise facilities.

Access to Exercise Opportunities

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Access to Exercise Opportunities by County

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The map shows the percentage of people with access to exercise opportunities in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

In 2019, the percent of the population that had access to exercise opportunities in the Triangle Region was 82.5%.

Access to Exercise Opportunities in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the population estimated as having access to exercise opportunities.

In 2019, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest percent of people with access to exercise opportunities, 4 are in Triangle Region: Wake (90.1%), Durham (89.6%), Orange (84.1%), and Alamance (80.3%).

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 5%, of the population

Percentage of people who are low-income that are not in close proximity to a grocery store.

This indicator, chosen by the Healthy NC 2030 taskforce, is based on USDA-designated food deserts. For metropolitan communities, living close to a grocery store is defined as being less than a mile from a store; in rural areas, the threshold proximity is 10 miles from a grocery store according to the USDA.

Limited Access to Healthy Foods

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Because access to healthy food is a significant issue in the Cape Fear region, and because this indicator was only available at a county-level geography, Cape Fear Collective created a Food Hardship Index from a logistic regression model predicting USDA food desert status.

The Food Hardship Index indicates how close a neighborhood is to being a designated food desert, with 1 indicating very high levels of food hardship and 0 indicating very low.

Food Hardship Index in the Region

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Highest Food Hardship Index, 2020: 0.99, Person Tract 9203

Lowest Food Hardship Index, 2020: 0.00, Durham Tract 20.08

The map shows the Food Hardship Index in the Triangle Region.

In 2020, the Food Hardship Index in Triangle was 0.22. The tract with the highest Food Hardship Index was Person Tract 9203 (0.99), while the tract with the lowest was Durham Tract 20.08 (0.00).

Food Hardship Index in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of tracts in North Carolina by the Food Hardship Index.

In 2020, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest Food Hardship Index, none belongs to Triangle Region.

Triangle (2019): 13.3%, of the population

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 14%, of the population

Percentage of households with at least 1 of four HUD-designated housing problems.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defines severe housing problems as occupied household units that have at least one of the following issues: overcrowding (>1 occupant per room), high housing costs (monthly housing costs from 30% to 50% of monthly income), or lack of adequate kitchen or plumbing facilities.

Severe Housing Problems

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HUD has not made post-2017 data publicly available, so CFC built a regression model to predict 2018 and 2019 severe housing problems based on the number of households with each individual HUD-designated housing problem.

Housing Problems in the Region

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The map shows the percentage of people with severe housing problems in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

In 2019, the county with the highest percentage of people with severe housing problems was Vance (17.9%). Meanwhile, the county with the lowest rate of population with severe housing problems was Vance (17.9%).

*The 2018 and 2019 values were built from a CFC model.

Housing Problems in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties and tracts in North Carolina by the prevalence of severe housing problems. Using the Highest 25 and Lowest 25 buttons, it is possible to toggle between the 25 geographies with the highest and lowest values in the state.

In 2019, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest percent of people with severe housing problems, 4 are in Triangle Region: Vance (17.9%), Warren (16.4%), Orange (16.2%), and Durham (16.1%).

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Housing Problems by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the percentage of the population living with severe housing problems in the Triangle Region by race and ethnicity from 2013 to 2017.

*The 2018 and 2019 values were built from a CFC model.

Housing Problems Trend

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The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the population living with severe housing problems, as well as this metric's projection until 2030. It is possible to change to other counties with the selector above.

*The 2018 and 2019 values were built from a CFC model.

Health Behaviors

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Triangle (2019): 15.2, per 100,000 people

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 18, per 100,000 people

Number of persons who die as a result of drug poisoning per 100,000 population.

Includes deaths of any intent from both medications and drugs.

Drug Overdose Deaths

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Drug Overdose Deaths by County

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Highest drug overdose rate rate in 2013-2019: 20.3, Franklin

Lowest drug overdose rate in 2013-2019: 7.75, Warren

The map shows the drug overdose death rate (average across years) per 100,000 population in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

In the years of 2013-2019, the county with the highest drug overdose death average was Franklin (20.3), while the county with the lowest drug overdose death average was Warren (7.75).

Drug Overdose Deaths in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the drug overdose death rate (average across years) per 100,000 population.

Drug Overdose Deaths by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the drug overdose death rate (average across years) per 100,000 population in Triangle Region by race and ethnicity.

Drug Overdose Deaths by Type

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The graph shows the overdose death rate (average across years) in Triangle Region by type of death and type of drug.

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 9.0% / 15.0%, youth / adult

Percent of youth and adults reporting current use of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, pipes, and/or hookah.

This HNC 2030 indicator's data is drawn from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, which provides data at the statewide level.

In order to provide meaningful, localized insights into this indicator, we substituted data from the CDC PLACES project that measures the percent of the current population aged ≥18 years who report having smoked ≥100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke every day or some days.

Current Adult Smokers in the Region

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Highest percentage of tobacco use in 2018: 24.5%, Vance

Lowest percentage of tobacco use in 2018: 15%, Orange

The map shows the percentage of current adult smokers in Triangle Region.

In 2018, the percent of adults who were current smokers in the Triangle Region was 17.1%. The county with the highest percentage of adults who were current smokers was Vance (24.5%), while the county with the lowest was Orange (15%).

In 2018, the percent of adults who were current smokers in the Triangle Region was 17.1%. The tract with the highest percentage of adults who were current smokers was Wake Tract 508 (32.4%), while the tract with the lowest was Durham Tract 20.08 (7.6%).

Current Adult Smokers in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties or census tracts in North Carolina by the percentage of adults who were current smokers.

In 2018, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest percent of individuals below 200% FPL, 1 is in Triangle Region: Vance (24.5%).

Triangle (2018): 16.9%, of the population

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 12%, of the population

Percent of adults reporting binge or heavy drinking.

Binge drinking is defined as having 5 or more drinks (men) or 4 or more drinks (women) on an occasion in the past 30 days.

Excessive Drinking

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Excessive Drinking in the Region

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Highest percentage of excessive drinking in 2018: 18.1%, Orange

Lowest percentage of excessive drinking in 2018: 12.8%, Warren

The map shows the percentage of adults reporting binge or heavy drinking in the Triangle Region.

In 2018, the percentage of adults reporting binge or heavy drinking in the Triangle Region was 16.9%. The county with the highest percentage of adults reporting binge or heavy drinking was Orange (18.1%), while the county with the lowest was Warren (12.8%).

Excessive Drinking in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina in terms of excessive drinking.

In 2018, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest percentage of adults reporting binge or heavy drinking, 3 are in Triangle Region: Orange (18.1%), Johnston (17.8%), and Wake (17.7%).

STATE CURRENT (2021): 33.6%, OF YOUTHS

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 17%, of youths

Percent of youth and adults reporting consumption of one or more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) per day.

This HNC 2030 indicator's data is drawn from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, which provides data at the statewide level.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption

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In order to provide meaningful, localized insights into this indicator, we partnered with experts at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center to provide a proxy metric for this indicator: percentage of diabetes patients under age 45.

Diabetes Patients under Age 45 in the Region

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Highest percentage of diabetes patients under age 45 in 2018: 19.6%, Warren

Lowest percentage of diabetes patients under age 45 in 2018: 8.9%, Orange

The map shows the percent of diabetes patients under age 45 in the Triangle Region.

In 2018, the percent of diabetes patients under the age of 45 in Triangle was 10.7%. The county with the highest percentage of diabetes patients under the age of 45 was Warren (19.6%), while the county with the lowest was Orange (8.9%).

Diabetes Patients under Age 45 in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the percentage of diabetes patients under the age of 45.

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Triangle 2019: 12.4, per 100,000 population

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 6, per 100,000 population

Number of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 population.

HIV Diagnosis by County

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Highest HIV diagnosis rate in 2015-2019: 22.2, Durham

Lowest HIV diagnosis rate in 2015-2019: 3.24, Chatham

The map shows the HIV diagnosis rate (average across years) in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

In the years of 2015-2019, the county with the highest average HIV diagnosis rate was Durham (22.2 per 100,000 population), while the county with the lowest average HIV diagnosis rate was Chatham (3.24 per 100,000 population).

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HIV Diagnosis in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by HIV diagnosis rate (average across years).

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HIV Diagnosis by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the HIV diagnosis rate (average across years) per 100,000 population in the Triangle Region by race and ethnicity.

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Healthy NC State Target (2030): 10, per 1,000 population

Number of births to girls aged 15-19 per 1,000 population.

This HNC 2030 indicator's data is drawn from NC Vital Statistics, which provides publicly-available data at the statewide level.

The HNC 2030 target is to reduce this indicator to 10 per 1,000 females under 18.

In order to provide meaningful, localized insights into this indicator, we substituted data from NC Live Birth Statistics that measures the number of births to girls under 18 per 1,000 population.

Teen Birth by County

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Highest teen births rate in 2015-2019: 3.13, Vance

Lowest teen births rate in 2015-2019: 0.62, Orange

The map shows the teen birth rate (average across years) per 1,000 females under 18 in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

Between 2015-2019, the county with the highest average teen birth rate was Vance (3.13), while the county with the lowest was Orange (0.62).

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Teen Birth in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the teen birth rate (average across years) per 1,000 females under 18.

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Teen Birth by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the teen birth rate (average across years) per 1,000 females under 18 in the Triangle Region by race and ethnicity.

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Triangle (2019): 9.59%, of the population

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 8%, Healthy NC Target (2030)

Population under age 65 without health insurance.

This HNC 2030 indicator's data is drawn from Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, which provides data at the statewide level.

In order to provide meaningful, localized insights into this indicator, we substituted data from U.S. Census Bureau that measures the population without health insurance at all ages.

Uninsured in the Region

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Highest uninsured rate: 12.7%, Warren

Lowest uninsured rate: 7%, Orange

The map shows the uninsured rate in Triangle Region and how it has changed over time.

In 2019, the uninsured rate in Triangle Region was 9.59%. The county with the highest uninsured rate was Warren (12.7%), while the county with the lowest uninsured rate was Orange (7%).

Uninsured in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties and tracts in North Carolina in terms of uninsured rate. It is possible to see the ranking of the highest and lowest 25 members for each geography level.

In 2019, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest uninsured rate, 1 is in Triangle Region: Warren (12.7%).

Uninsured by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the uninsured rate in Triangle by race and ethnicity from 2012 to 2019.

In 2019, the population with the highest uninsured rate was Other (37.6%), while the population with the lowest uninsured rate was White (non-Hispanic) (5.54%).

Uninsured Trend

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The visualization shows the trend of the uninsured rate, its projection until 2030 and the target value for the county and race selected with the upper buttons.

In Alamance County, the uninsured rate for the All population reached 11.2% in 2019, with an annual percentage change of -0.74%.

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 1:1,500

Primary care workforce as a ratio of the number of full-time equivalent primary care clinicians to county population.

Includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives.

Provider location defined by primary practice location on licensure information.

Certified nurse midwife counts were not available for 2019.

Primary Care Workforce

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Primary Care Workforce in the Region

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Highest primary care workforce rate 2019: 1 : 64, Orange

Lowest primary care workforce rate 2019: 1 : 2160, Franklin

The map shows the ratio of primary care provider to total population in the Triangle Region.

In 2019, the ratio of primary care provider to total population in Triangle Region was 1 : 191. The county with the highest  ratio of primary care provider to total population in was Orange (1 : 64), while the county with the lowest was Franklin (1 : 2160).

Primary Care Workforce in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the ratio of primary care provider to total population.

In 2019, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the lowest ratio of primary care provider to total population, 3 are in Triangle Region: Franklin (1 : 2160), Caswell (1 : 1479), and Chatham (1 : 1118).

Triangle (2019): 66.6%, of women

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 80%, of women

Percent of women who receive pregnancy-related health care services during the first trimester of a pregnancy.

First trimester is defined as the first 3 months of pregnancy.

Data is for live births only.

Early Prenatal Care

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Early Prenatal Care by County

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Highest early prenatal care rate 2019: 74.7%, Orange

Lowest early prenatal care rate 2019: 55.3%, Vance

The map shows the early prenatal care rate in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

In 2019, the early prenatal care rate in the Triangle Region was 66.6%. The county with the highest early prenatal care rate was Orange (74.7%), while the county with the lowest was Vance (55.3%).

Early Prenatal Care in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the early prenatal care rate.

In 2019, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest early prenatal care rate, none belongs to Triangle Region.

Early Prenatal Care by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the early prenatal care rate in the Triangle Region by race and ethnicity from 2011 to 2019.

In 2019, the population with the highest early prenatal care rate was White (non-Hispanic) (76.1%), while the population with the lowest was Hispanic (51.6%).

Triangle (2019): 11.5, per 100,000 people

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 11.1, per 100,000 people

Age-adjusted number of deaths attributable to self-harm per 100,000 population.

This HNC 2030 indicator's data is drawn from NC Vital Statistics, which provides publicly-available data at the statewide level.

In order to provide meaningful, localized insights into this indicator, we substituted data from NC Detailed Mortality Statistics that is not age-adjusted.

Suicide by County

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Highest suicides rate in 2016-2019 per 100,000 population: 17.8, Person

Lowest suicides rate in 2016-2019: 9.06, Durham

The map shows the suicide rate (average across years) per 100,000 population in Triangle Region and how it has changed over time.

Between 2016-2019, the county with the highest average suicide rate per 100,000 population was Person (17.8), while the county with the lowest  was Durham (9.06).

*When the count of affected people is less than 10, the data is not displayed.

Suicide in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the suicide rate (average across years) per 100,000 population.

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Suicide by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the suicide rate (average across years) per 100,000 population in the Triangle Region by race and ethnicity.

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Suicide by Age

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The graph shows the suicide rate (average across years) in the Triangle by age, reported per 100,000 population.

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Health Outcomes

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Triangle (2019): 6.73, per 1,000 births

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 6, per 1,000 births

Rate of infant deaths per 1,000 live births.

Deaths are counted if they occur within the first year of life.

Infant Mortality

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Infant Mortality by County

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Highest infant mortality rate in 2014-2019 per 1,000 births: 12.6, Caswell

Lowest infant mortality rate in 2014-2019 per 1,000 births: 5.65, Wake

The map shows the infant mortality rate (average across years) per 1,000 births in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

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Infant Mortality in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the infant mortality rate (average across years) per 1,000 births.

Infant Mortality by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the infant mortality rate (average across years) per 1,000 births in Triangle Region by race and ethnicity.

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Triangle (2019): 78.4, years

Healthy NC State Target (2030): 82, years

Average number of years of life remaining.

Tract-level data is life expectancy at birth for the period 2010-2015.

Life Expectancy

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Life Expectancy in the Region

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Highest average life expectancy: 82.3, Orange

Lowest average life expectancy: 73.8, Vance

The map shows the average life expectancy in the Triangle Region as well as the average yearly change in this metric.

The highest average life expectancy was registered in Orange (82.3 years), while the lowest average life expectancy was registered in Vance (73.8 years).

Life Expectancy in the State

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The graph shows the ranking of counties in North Carolina by the average life expectancy.

In 2019, out of the 25 counties in North Carolina with the highest average life expectancy, 4 are in Triangle Region: Orange (82.3 years), Wake (81.8 years), Chatham (81.1 years), and Durham (80.3 years).

Life Expectancy by Race and Ethnicity

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The graph shows the average life expectancy in the Triangle Region by race and ethnicity.

In 2019, the population with the highest average life expectancy in the Triangle Region was Hispanic (89.8), while the population with the lowest was Black (75.7).

* Data interpretation should consider the Hispanic Epidemiological Paradox.