Data Briefs

The job of public health officials is to monitor the health and well-being of communities. Sometimes routine assessment of the data prompts a deeper dive into issues of potential concern to the community, and sometimes policymakers and public health partners ask for more information on a topic.  Emerging trends or items of interest can be found here. Check back frequently to see what’s catching public attention.
Depression and Risk Factors in Youth 2023 *new* Preview Image

In Asotin County, 36% of youth report feeling sad or hopeless. Depression in youth can affect many different factors, including parental support. Although depressed youth feel a lack of support from their parents, they are finding support in other people. To learn more about depressed youth and risk factors click "Read More."

There were 316 deaths in 2022 among Asotin County residents. The leading causes of death remain as cancer and heart disease. COVID-19 emerged as the third leading cause of death. Click "Read More" to learn more about the leading causes of death in Asotin County.

Leading Causes of Death 2022 *new* Preview Image
Opioid Overdose 2022 Preview Image

In Asotin County, nearly two in three of drug overdose death involved opioid overdoses. the five-year opioid overdose death rate (2018-2022) was lower to that of Washington State. To learn more about opioid overdose deaths use, click "Read More."