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Health Profile

Malden has an urban environment containing a mix of apartment buildings, multifamily houses, and single family houses. New growth mostly occurs through redevelopment, infill, or conversion from industrial uses to residential. Minority, immigrant, and low-income populations comprise a large share of the population.

Health Outcomes

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Hospitalization and death rates are important indicators of the overall physical health of a community. These indicators come from the Hospitalization Discharge and State Mortality datasets.

Heart Attack Hospitalizations and Adult Smokers

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Heart Attack Hospitalizations are from the Hospitalization Discharge dataset and Smoking prevalence is from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalizations, 2007-10

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Hospitalizations of any kind are costly events on many levels. Reducing the number of hospitalizations as a result of chronic disease will help bring down the costs of medical care in our state and country. This data is from the Hospitalization Discharge dataset.

Risk Factors

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Risk factors are the behaviors which can often lead to the manifestation of chronic disease later in life. This data is obtained by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). As a sample survey, these are estimates of the characteristics for the entire population and estimates may not be available for all municipalities.

Obesity and Lack of Exercise, 2011

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Healthy Eating, 2011

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Eating the proper amount of fruits and vegetables is essential to maintaining proper health. See the map tool to investigate this issue further by mapping farmer’s markets, grocery store density, or restaurants and markets participating in healthy food programs. This data is obtained by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

Environment

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The data in this table come from several sources. The proportion of housing unit types and commuting modes come from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The density of grocery stores and restaurants were calculated from a MAPC analysis of InfoGroup’s business survey.

Grocery Stores per 100,000, 2011

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Data from MAPC analysis of InfoGroup business data.

Commuting to Work, ACS 2007-11

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Data from U.S. Census American Community Survey.

Social Indicators

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This table contains data from the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey, and provides greater detail about the residents of each community.

Linguistic Isolation, ACS 2007-11

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The U.S. Census Bureau defines a person as linguistically isolated if they live in a household in which no person over 14 speaks English at least “very well.” These people may have trouble obtaining access to health care or other resources.

Educational Attainment, ACS 2007-11

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The educational attainment of a community is important to plan for effective community outreach, health education, and clinical care.