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What are the morbidity statistics for San Antonio, Texas, and how do they compare to...

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kstinnett | (Level 2) Honors

Posted July 27, 2013 at 1:47 AM via web

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What are the morbidity statistics for San Antonio, Texas, and how do they compare to those for Bexar County for the years 2000 and 2010?

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kipling2448 | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 27, 2013 at 2:17 AM (Answer #1)

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The best source for information on morbidity rates for Bexar County, for which San Antonio serves as the county seat, is the city government's own website: www.sanantonio.gov/health/pdf/healthprofiles/BexarCountyMortality.  The 2009 report, "Bexar County Mortality 2009: Leading Causes of Death and Mortality Trends by Age, Race and Ethnicity 2001-2009," provides as much detail for the period covered in the question as one can hope to find.  Because this report includes detailed breakdowns of causes of death by each individual district, the questioner can find the data she needs relatively easily.  For example, the report notes that cancer mortality rates for San Antonio during the decade of the 2000s was 129.7 per 100,000 residents, well below the national rate of 185.2.  As San Antonio represents the largest concentration of people in the county, one can extrapolate with regard to how it compares to the rest of Bexar County.  Page six of the 2009 report provides a demographic breakdown for the county at large.  Page 35 provides the best breakdown of individual council districts within the county.  By determining which council districts fall within the municipal boundaries of San Antonio, one can make comparisons between the city of San Antonio and the county at large.

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