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Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Educates On Air

Lynn Vinson speaks with a WTXL anchor about the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

WTXL ABC 27 invited Lynn Vinson, manager of DOH-Leon’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, and several department colleagues to the studios on October 26 to answer phone questions from WTXL viewers on breast cancer detection and prevention, and the BCCEDP. Lynn and colleagues staffed phones during the 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. newscasts.

Improving Access to Community Resources Through Pensacola’s Reimagine Event

Elaine Scott, from DOH-Escambia's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, at Reimagine Brownsville.

DOH-Escambia staff participated in Pensacola’s largest Reimagine event—Reimagine Brownsville—on November 4, providing information and resources about nutrition, physical activity, and breast and cervical cancer. The event, which attracted approximately 300 community residents and organizations, aimed to improve access to community resources. Attendees also received free groceries, diapers, clothes and health screenings, such as blood pressure checks and HIV/STD testing.

Trends in Florida Cervical Cancer Cases and Deaths 2005–2014

In Florida and the U.S. there has been a statistically significant decreasing trend in cervical cancer age-adjusted incidence rates for the years 2005 through 2014. This is also true for the age-adjusted death rate for the U.S. but the trend is flat for Florida age-adjusted death rate.

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What's New

  • The County Birth Data Comparison Profile report includes additional indicators.
  • Now you can select up to 67 counties for comparison in the Birth Data Comparison Profile report.
  • The Pregnancy and Young Child Profile Report is updated with additional indicators.
  • Behavioral risk data (BRFSS) for 2016 is now available and integrated into FLHealthCHARTS.com reports!
  • CHARTS’s Update List provides a weekly update about what has changed on FLHealthCHARTS.com.
  • Reportable disease data for 2016 is now available through individual indicators and in profile reports.
  • 2012-2016 data from the American Community Survey was added to CHARTS.

Quick Facts

  • Cardiovascular conditions are the most common kinds of birth defects.
  • The age-adjusted lung cancer death rate decreased from 59.4 per 100,000 deaths in 1997 to 37.6 in 2016.
  • In 2016, 15.5% of adults reported they were current smokers.
  • In 2016, 62.1% of Florida’s smokers had tried to quit smoking in the past year.
  • Fewer mothers are smoking during pregnancy: 11.4% in 1997 and 5.1% in 2016.
  • In 2016, 58.0% of Florida adults reported they never smoked, up from 56.2% in 2015.
  • The age-adjusted cervical cancer death rate decreased from 3.4 per 100,000 in 1997 to 2.6 in 2016.
  • In 2016, 80.5% of adults said their overall health was “good” to “excellent.”
  • Reduce your risk of cervical cancer by not smoking.
  • The American Cancer Society reports that smoking doubles your risk for cervical cancer.
  • Increase your chance of having a healthy baby by preventing infections before and during pregnancy. #Prevent2Protect
  • The rate of infant deaths due to preterm and low birthweight causes has declined 25% between 2010 and 2016 from 1.2 to .9 per 1,000 live births.
  • Florida’s poverty rate has declined from 16.5% in 2011-2015 to 16.1% in 2012-2016.

Estimated Births

*Since Jan 01,


Did You Know?

  • The Florida birth defects profile report is available.
  • Information about the Florida Birth Defects Registry and birth defects in Florida can be found here.
  • Behavioral risk data (BRFSS) provides data about health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions.
  • YPLL is an estimate of premature death based on years of life lost less than age 75 for a given population and time period.
  • A crude rate is the total number of events in an area divided by the population in that area.
  • When the age profiles of populations are quite different, use age-adjusted rates to compare data.
  • The MOV statistic in CHARTS compares a county’s rate to the state’s rate.
  • CHARTS’s trend graphs compare data over time. The County Health Status Summary profile report tests for significance of a trend.
  • Infant mortality rates in Florida, including actual verses expected rates by county and Healthy Start Coalition area, can be found here.
  • The Florida Life Course Indicator Report is available here.

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