Lincoln County


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.
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The leading causes of death among Lincoln County residents in 2019 were cancer and heart disease. The proportion of deaths from these two causes of death has been fairly stable since 2000 with a low of 42.4% in 2005.Click "Read More" to learn more about the leading causes of death in Lincoln County.

In Lincoln County in 2018 smoking remained the same, but vaping increased by three times among youth. In Lincoln County currently, 1 in 3 10th graders vape, and 2 in 5 have ever vaped. There are many risks associated with youth vaping. Click the 'Read More' button to learn more about youth vaping in Lincoln County.

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Life expectancy is a key indicator of the overall health of a community. It is the expected number of years of life for a person who was born into a particular community or population. Life expectancy at birth measures the health status of all age groups in the community. Life expectancy is influenced by a range of factors—including zip code, income level, educational attainment, and race. Unfortunately, not everyone in our region has the same opportunities to live long, healthy lives. By focusing efforts and resources in communities that face the most barriers, we can help close the gap.