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The University of Oklahoma - Tulsa

Community Health Service Area


Birth Rates

  • 57 per 1,000 among teens 15-19 yrs - (42 per 1,000 USA)
  • Two in five (39% expectant mothers fail to receive recommended prenatal care
  • One in five (21%) children fall below or above recommended weight for age - (19% USA)


Obesity


  • 14% children go without sufficient exercise during week
  • 55% watch television or play video games two or more hours each school day
  • 38% children 0-17 live in household where someone smokes - (29% USA)
  • 29% children 0-17 no preventive medical care in past 12 mos. - (22% USA)
  • 51% children 0-17 no preventive dental care in past year- (41% USA)
  • 59% children 0-17 are without medical home - (54% USA)
  • 20% children 0-17 are without any health insurance / not eligible for Medicaid - (15% USA)

Socio Economic Risk Factors - Children


  • 41% mothers unmarried - (39% USA)
  • 25% mothers < 12th grade education - (22% USA)

These socio economic factors often contribute to lower income earning opportunities for households increasing the probability of a lifelong and often intergenerational struggle for self-sufficiency.

  • 7% babies have low birth weights - (6% USA)
  • 2% babies have very low birth weights - (1% USA)
  • 22% have very short birth spacing: < 18 mos. - (19% USA)
  • 11% births are premature - (10% USA)


Socio Economic Risk Factors - Adults


  • 41% report no health insurance
  • 23% are current smokers
  • 29% report no personal health care provider
  • 25% report no leisure time activity in past month
  • 22% women report no Pap Smear in three years
  • 25% women 40 & over report never had mammogram
  • 37% age 65 & over report no flu shot in three years


“The services provided to our students and their families by the Bedlam clinic have solidified a sense of community around our schools that has reduced mobility, increased attendance, and improved school-parent relations while increasing academic achievement.”Cathy Burden, Ph.D.SuperintendentUnion Public Schools