Social Determinants of Health


Outcomes

  • Neonatal and infant mortality rates
  • Percentage of live births
  • Preterm births
  • Birth defects, morbidity and mortality
  • Childhood injury, morbidity and mortality
  • Rate of substance use during pregnancy
  • Rates of second hand smoke exposure
  • Cases of substantiated child abuse
  • Mean maternal age
  • Teen birth rate
  • Percentage of teens engaging in sexual activity
  • Rate of dental caries among children
  • Suicide rates
  • Percent attempting suicide
  • Cases of depression
  • Cases of anxiety-related disorders
  • Rate of substance use/abuse
  • Rate of heavy drinking
  • Rate of binge drinking
  • Cases of substantiated domestic violence
  • Prevalence of intimate partner violence
  • Life expectancy at birth
  • Mortality rate

Determinants

  • Population trends
  • Per capita income
  • Mean household income
  • Employment trends
  • Unemployment rate
  • Percent living below federal poverty level
  • Diversity of economic base
  • Income sources
  • Cost of living indicators
  • Average monthly cost of home/apartment
  • Educational status
  • School dropout rates
  • Household size
  • Primary cultural group
  • Primary language spoken
  • Divorce rate
  • Percent of households participating in subsistence activities
  • Percent of residents with health care coverage
  • Initiation of prenatal care
  • Adequacy of prenatal care

Commonly used data sources