Northeast Minnesota Health Statistics

causesofdeath_graphMinnesota’s health in numbers

Northeast Minnesota Compared to Other Minnesota Regions (Nov. 2011)

  • High percent of population over 65
  • Relatively high percentage of people reporting “fair” or “poor” health
  • Highest overall mortality rate
  • Low rates of foodborne illness
  • High asthma hospitalization and emergency department visit rate
  • High rate of cancer mortality
  • Highest rate of cirrhosis mortality
  • Highest rates of diabetes and heart disease mortality
  • Highest suicide rate
  • Highest unintentional injury mortality rate
  • High mortality due to falls
  • High traumatic brain injury rates
  • High mortality rates from Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and heart disease among older population