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 Lincoln County, 33.6% 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 141 deaths in 2022 among Spokane 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 Lincoln County.

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

In Lincoln County there were 12 deaths involving drug overdoses (2018-2022). This rate is not statistically different from Washington State. To learn more, click "Read More."