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How We Provide Care

Why Our Services are Important:

 - Uninsured Alabamians increased by almost 2% to 15.4% in 2006 (from 13.5% in 2005
 

 - Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause for death for Alabamians (40% of all deaths)

 * Alabama is ranked 7th in nation in terms of CVD deaths
 

 - Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death in Alabama

* Alabama is one of the top 5 states with the highest prevalence of diabetes
 

 - The prevalence of cardio-metabolic risk factors in Alabama increased from 1990-1998
   (BFRSS data)

* Obesity:     30.5%

* Diabetes:     10%

* High blood pressure:  31.1%

* High cholesterol:   38.3%

* Tobacco use:   23.2%

 - Racial/ethnic and rural/urban disparities exist for access to quality care, prevalence of cardio-metabolic risk factors and health care outcomes

 

CCN  1629 Forest Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106  Office 1-877-269-6251  Fax 334-269-6253  Email: ccn@ccncares.org

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