Lincoln County

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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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There were 101 deaths in 2020 among Lincoln County residents. The leading causes of death remain as cancer and heart disease. Leading causes of death vary by age with deaths from an injury being more likely among younger ages and deaths from chronic conditions being more likely among older ages. Click "Read More" to learn more about the leading causes of death in Lincoln County.

In Lincoln County, the five-year opioid overdose death rate (2016-2020) was similar to that of Washington State. Click "Read More" to learn more about opioid use in Lincoln County.

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Oral health care access affects one’s overall health and quality of life. If left untreated, tooth decay and gum disease can lead to other health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, or pregnancy complications. Unfortunately, there are many barriers to equitable oral health care access in Washington state. Data clearly show how these barriers disproportionately impact lower-income households and communities of color. Arcora, The Foundations of Delta Dental of Washington, provides an “Access to Dental Care” interactive dashboard that summarizes dental utilization and access to care in Washington state.

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