School-aged Child and Adolescent Profile - 2015

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School-aged Child and Adolescent Profile, Alachua County, Florida - 2015
IndicatorRate TypeYear(s)County Quartile 
1=most favorable
4=least favorable
County NumberCounty RateState Comparison
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Population Data1
Total PopulationCount2015 253,752
Population 5-11Count2015 17,842
  White Count2015 10,363
  BlackCount2015 5,396
  HispanicCount2015 2,036
  Non-HispanicCount2015 15,806
Population 12-18Count2015 22,781
  White Count2015 14,358
  BlackCount2015 5,891
  HispanicCount2015 2,941
  Non-HispanicCount2015 19,840
Socio-Economic Data
Median household incomeDollars20151st Quartile$43,073$47,507
Percentage of total population below poverty levelPercent20151st Quartile24.3%16.5%
Unemployment ratePercent20151st Quartile4.5%5.4%
Percentage of Population 25 years and Over with No High School DiplomaPercent20151st Quartile7.4%13.1%
Population 5+ that speak English less than very wellPercent20151st Quartile3.3%11.7%
Percent of students eligible for free/reduced lunch
  Elementary schoolPercent20151st Quartile6,98752%61.7%
  Middle schoolPercent20151st Quartile2,86947.7%59.2%
Modifiable Behaviors Leading to Premature Death3
Insufficient Phsyical Activity
Percent of students without sufficient vigorous physical activity
  Middle schoolPercent201228.3%29.9%
  High schoolPercent201234.2%37.3%
Percent of students reporting BMI at or above 95th percentile
  Middle schoolPercent201213.8%11.1%
  High schoolPercent201213.4%14.3%
Tobacco Use
Percent of students smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days
  Middle schoolPercent20121.9%3.3%
  High schoolPercent20129.9%10.1%
High Risk Behaviors
Sexual Activity
Births to teenage mothers per 1,000 females (3-year rate)
  15-19Per 1,0002013-151st Quartile43111.422.0
  15-17Per 1,0002013-151st Quartile1108.99.5
  18-19Per 1,0002013-151st Quartile32112.540.9
Percent of repeat births to teenage mothers (3-year rate)
  15-19Percent2013-151st Quartile5512.8%16.2%
  15-17Percent2013-151st Quartile76.4%7.6%
  18-19Percent2013-151st Quartile4815%19.3%
HIV Infection cases ages 13-19 (3-Year Rate)4Per 100,0002013-1589.610.5
Bacterial STDs 15-19Per 100,0002013-151st Quartile17172,490.22,123.4
Substance Abuse
Percent of students who used alcohol in past 30 days
  Middle schoolPercent20128.4%12.3%
  High schoolPercent201230.3%33.9%
Percent of students reporting binge drinking
  Middle schoolPercent20122.6%4.7%
  High schoolPercent201214.1%16.4%
Percent of students using marijuana/hashish in past 30 days
  Middle schoolPercent20123.9%4.2%
  High schoolPercent201216.2%18.5%
Injuries and Violence (3-Year rates)
Licensed drivers in motor vehicle crashes per 1,000 licensed drivers
  15-18Per 1,00020151st Quartile61.651.6
  19-21Per 1,00020151st Quartile101.769.2
Child Passengers injured/killed in motor vehicle crashes per 100,000 pop.
  5-11Per 100,0002013-151st Quartile357678.6439.2
  12-18Per 100,0002013-151st Quartile391575.6569.3
Motor vehicle deaths per 100,000 population
  5-11Per 100,0002013-1511.91.8
  12-18Per 100,0002013-151st Quartile22.97.0
  19-21Per 100,0002013-151st Quartile45.722.5
Non-fatal motor vehicle related hospitalizations per 100,000 pop. (MV occupants only)
  5-11Per 100,0002012-141223.211.3
  12-18Per 100,0002012-141116.233.1
  19-21Per 100,0002012-141st Quartile2637.090.4
Traumatic brain injury deaths per 100,000 population
  5-11Per 100,0002013-1500.01.3
  12-18Per 100,0002013-1500.06.6
  19-21Per 100,0002013-1534.315.8
Non-fatal traumatic brain injury hospitalizations per 100,000 population
  5-11Per 100,0002012-142038.724.8
  12-18Per 100,0002012-141st Quartile3754.555.5
  19-21Per 100,0002012-142535.592.7
Unintentional Injury Deaths Other than Motor Vehicle Accidents per 100,000 population
  5-11Per 100,0002013-1500.01.7
  12-18Per 100,0002013-1511.53.1
  19-21Per 100,0002013-1511.49.2
Other non-fatal unintentional injury hospitalizations per 100,000 pop.
  5-11Per 100,0002012-141st Quartile107206.9164.5
  12-18Per 100,0002012-141st Quartile191281.2289.3
  19-21Per 100,0002012-141st Quartile118167.8373.3
Violent Acts Per 1,000 Students in School Activities Grades K-125Per 1,0002010-121st Quartile145017.113.3
Homicide deaths per 100,000 population
  5-11Per 100,0002013-1500.00.9
  12-18Per 100,0002013-1500.04.8
  19-21Per 100,0002013-1511.413.1
Social-emotional Development
Mental Health
Non-fatal hospitalizations for self-inflicted injuries per 100,000 pop. (3-yr rate)
  12-18Per 100,0002012-14120176.792.2
  19-21Per 100,0002012-146085.379.4
Non-fatal hospitalizations for eating disorders per 100,000 pop. (3-yr rate)
  12-18Per 100,0002012-142232.428.7
  19-21Per 100,0002012-141115.613.5
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population (3-year rate)
  12-18Per 100,0002013-1557.44.8
  19-21Per 100,0002013-1557.111.2
Percent of Children in Schools Grades K-12 Who Are Emotionally HandicappedPercent20141st Quartile1800.6%0.7%
Referrals to Department of Juvenile JusticePer 10,0002011-131st Quartile4112691.2514.6
Learning Environment
Percentage of students absent 21+ days
  K-12 StudentsPercent20151st Quartile9.4%9.7%
Percent of children not promoted
  Elementary schoolPercent20151st Quartile4313.2%2.6%
  Middle schoolPercent20151st Quartile1502.5%2.2%
Social-emotional Development
Learning Environment
High school graduation rate6Percent20151st Quartile74.3%77.9%
  Out of School Suspensions K-12Per 100,0002012-141st Quartile63947,467.95,944.5
Percent of students feeling safe at school
  Middle schoolPercent201281.4%79.1%
  High schoolPercent201281.8%79.8%
School Readiness at Kindergarten EntryPercent20141st Quartile89.7%91.4%
Social Environment
Children in foster care per 100,000 population
  5-11Per 100,00020151st Quartile75420.4401.4
  12-17Per 100,00020151st Quartile72471.1396.3
Children Experiencing Child Abuse Ages 5-11Per 100,0002013-151st Quartile8341,585.31,045.8
Children Experiencing Sexual Violence Ages 5-11Per 100,0002013-151st Quartile56106.460.5
Access to Care
Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations7
Asthma hospitalizations per 100,000 population (3-year rate)
  5-11Per 100,0002012-141st Quartile329636.1470.5
  12-18Per 100,0002012-141st Quartile341502.1389.9
Percent of students who report having asthma
  Middle schoolPercent201223.9%20.1%
  High schoolPercent201223.3%20.8%
Diabetes hospitalizations per 100,000 population (3-year rate)
  5-11Per 100,0002012-141427.140.8
  12-18Per 100,0002012-141st Quartile5581.0121.3
Availability of Services
Nurse-Student Ratio in Schools Grades K-128Ratio20151st Quartile1,127.72,405.9
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Hepatitis A in people 5-21Count2013-151st Quartile1
Hepatitis B, acute in people 5-21Count2013-151st Quartile0
Hepatitis B, chronic in people 5-21Per 100,000 Population 5-212013-1584.23.9
Measles (rubeola) in people 5-21Count2013-151st Quartile0
Meningococcal disease in people 5-21Count2013-151st Quartile0
Mumps in people 5-21Count2013-151st Quartile0
Pertussis in people 5-21Per 100,000 Population 5-212013-15263.53.0
Varicella in people 5-21Per 100,000 Population 5-212013-152111.07.3
Varicella in women 15-21Per 100,000 Females 15-212013-1500.02.7
Enteric, Food and Waterborne Diseases
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) in people <10Count2013-151st Quartile0
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection in people <10Per 100,000 Population < 102013-1511.32.5

Data Note(s)

Population - Rates calculated using July 1 population estimates from the Florida Legislature, Office of Economic and Demographic Research. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, has been updated on Florida CHARTS. Following a census, it is customary to revise population projections for the intercensal years based on information from the latest census. Revising the population data from what was predicted to actual estimates ensures accurate accounting of the racial, ethnic, and gender distribution of the population. These changes affect the population data and rates calculated for your community.

Year - Time periods include single calendar years (ex. 2015) and three-year counts (ex. 2013-15).

County Quartiles - Quartiles in this report allow you to compare health data from one county to another in the state. Quartiles are calculated by ordering a rate from most favorable to least favorable by county and dividing the list into 4 groups. In this report, a low quartile number (1) always represents more favorable health situations while fours (4) represent less favorable situations. Blanks in this column indicate that not enough data was available to calcuate a quartile or that a quartile calculation was not appropriate (i.e. population counts).

Counts - Counts for indicators displaying a 3-year rate are the count of events over 3 years. Blank spaces in this column indicate that no count is available for the indicator. A count of less than 2 indicates, less than 2 events per year over a 3 year period. A count of less than 1 indicates an count of less than 1 event per year over a 3 year period. Hospitalization counts are supressed if there are between 1-4 cases.

Rates - Rates are frequently used when numbers are too small to use percent (per 100). For example, Florida's birth rate of 4.8 per 1000 females over age 35 would be the same as saying that 0.48% of females over age 35 had babies. Rates are typically expressed per 1000, per 10,000 or per 100,000, depending on how rare an event is. Rates based on fewer than 5 events over a 3 year period are marked as unstable (U). When the rates are based on only a few cases or deaths, it is almost impossible to distinguish random fluctuation from true changes in the underlying risk of disease or injury. Therefore comparisons over time or between communities that are based on unstable rates can lead to erroneous conclusions about differences in risk which may or may not be valid. All age-adjusted rates utilize the Year 2000 Standard Population Proportion.

Blanks indicate that data is not available for the specified time period.

U = Unstable rate (based on fewer than 5 events). When the rates are based on only a few cases or deaths, it is almost impossible to distinguish random fluctuation from true changes in the underlying risk of disease or injury. Therefore comparisons over time or between communities that are based on unstable rates can lead to erroneous conclusions about differences in risk which may or may not be valid.

1Total population minus the sum total of white and black populations results in the other nonwhite population count. TOTAL - (WHITE+BLACK) = OTHER NONWHITE.

3Modifiable behaviors leading to premature death are the major external (nongenetic) factors that contribute to death in the US, first identified as "Actual Causes of Death" by McGinnis and Foege in 1993. These three sets of behaviors each contribute to approximately half of the deaths annually in addition to their impact on morbidity, quality of life, and public health burden.

4Counties with greater than 10 HIV cases ages 13-19 do not have counts or rates available.

5Includes sexual battery, battery, homicide and kidnapping.

6Florida's high school graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within four years of their initial enrollment in ninth grade, not counting deceased students or students who transferred out to attend another public school outside the system, a private school, a home education program, or an adult education program. Incoming transfer students are included in the appropriate cohort (the group whose progress is tracked) based on their grade level and year of entry.

7Potentially avoidable hospitalizations are those for which good outpatient care can potentially prevent complications or more severe disease.

8 n/a - For school districts with no nurses a nurse-student ratio cannot be calculated.