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Goal: Cass County residents will be healthy.

"This goal encompasses both physical and mental health throughout life. Indicators for the goal deal with both health status and healthy lifestyle choices."[73]

Note: Descriptions used directly from a printed document are in quotation marks and cited to the source.

Indicator 11: Leading Causes of Death

"Measures of health include life expectancy."74 The leading causes of death in the United States generally result from a mix of behaviors: injury, violence, and other factors in the environment, and the unavailability or inaccessibility of quality health services."
Cause of Death *Cass County North Dakota
All Cancers (malignant neoplasms) 137.6 157.9
Disease of the heart 180.1 167.5
Cerebrovascular disease 32.2 35.4
Alzheimers disease 44.7 45.9
Chronic lung disease 18.2 41.1
Accidents (Unintentional injuries) 23.3 45.9
Age adjusted death rate per 100,000 population in respective geographic areas.
*Age adjusted deaths will fluctutate more than crude rates when the number of deaths in the county rise or fall.
Data Sources: North Dakota Department of Health [2] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [75] [76] [77] [78] [79] [80] [81]

Indicator 12: Leading Cancer Deaths

Cancer, the second leading cause of death in America, exceeded only by heart disease. Every year, cance is diagnosed in more than a million people. [82]

2009 Leading Cancer Deaths

Age adjusted cancer death rate per 100,000 population in respective geographic area by type
Type of Cancer Cass County North Dakota 2007 United States
Lung and Bronchus 44.2 44.4 50.7
*Prostate 10.9 9.9 23.5
**Female breast 13.7 11.8 22.8
Colorectal 13.8 18.6 16.7
Leukemia 11.9 7.8 7.0
Pancreas 10.2 9.8 10.7
Cass and North Dakota: Age adjusted rate per 100,000 population in respective geographic areas.
United States: Rate per 100,000 and age-adjusted to the 2000 U. S. standard population by 5-year age groups in respective geographic areas.
*Figured using male population only.
**Figured using female population only.
Data Sources: North Dakota Department of Health [2] National Cancer Institute [83] [84] [85] [86] [87] [88]

Indicator 13: Leading Cancers

"Cancer is caused by both internal and external factors. The number of new cancer cases can be reduced, and many cancer deaths can be prevented by avoiding tobacco use, increasing physical activity, achieving optimal weight, improving nutrition, and avoiding sun exposure. In addition, the number of cancer deaths can be reduced by regular screening examinations by health care providers. Such screenings are essential for increasing detection and treatment of cancers in the earliest most treatable stages."[89]
Cancert type per 100,000 and age-adjusted to the 2000 U. S. standard population by 5-year age groups in respective geographic areas.
Cancer Type 2002-2006 Cass County 2002-2006 North Dakota 2002-2006 United States
*Prostate 197.1 166.0 159.3
**Female Breast 168.3 138.8 123.8
Lung and bronchus 66.6 59.6 63.1
Colorectal 59.0 55.9 49.1
Urinary Bladder 28.2 21.0 21.0
Rate per 100,000 and age-adjusted to the 2000 U. S. standard population by 5-year age groups in respective geographic areas
* Figured using male population only
** Figured using female population only
Data Sources: National Cancer Institute [91], North Dakota Department of Health [90]

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