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."
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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
|All Cancers (malignant neoplasms)
|Disease of the heart
|Chronic lung disease
|Accidents (Unintentional injuries)
|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  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.       
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. 
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
|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  National Cancer Institute      
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."
Cancert type per 100,000 and age-adjusted to the 2000 U. S. standard population by 5-year age groups in respective geographic areas.
|| 2002-2006 Cass County
|| 2002-2006 North Dakota
|| 2002-2006 United States
|Lung and bronchus
|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 , North Dakota Department of Health 
See Indicators 14 - 18
See Indicators 19 - 24
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