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Brooklyn Health Reports

Brooklyn Community Health Reports

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Report On: Asthma »

A look at how inadequate housing, poverty, and environmental hazards play a role in the growing rate of asthma.

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Report On: COPD »

Roughly 13 million Americans have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and as many more don't know they have it.

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Report On: Influenza and Pneumonia »

Influenza and pneumonia are closely linked diseases. Combined, they are the third leading cause of death in Brooklyn.


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Report Supplement: Obesity and Asthma »

Obesity is a major health problem in Brooklyn and New York City. Research suggests that it can raise the risk of having asthma.

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Report on Cancer »

Focusing on the major forms of cancer, this report discusses the importance of prevention and early diagnosis.

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Report on the Elderly

The latest information on the health and social needs of Brooklyn's elderly residents.


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Report on Brooklyn Community Health»

This report provides a comparative look at Brooklyn's neighborhoods, highlighting those with the greatest unmet health and social needs.

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Report on Diseases of the Heart and Stroke »

Heart disease and stroke are among the leading causes of death and disability in Brooklyn. We must do more to control these dangerous health conditions.

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Report on Violence »

Violent crime in Brooklyn and NYC has steadily declined but youth violence is still a serious concern.


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Report on Substance Abuse »

Substance abuse is one of the top 10 causes of death in Brooklyn. As this report shows, it is a complex problem that requires multiple solutions.

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Report on Obesity »

This report presents data on the prevalence of overweight and obese children, adolescents and adults in New York City.

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Report on Infant and Maternal Health »

This report emphasizes the importance of prenatal care to prevent problems that can affect the health of mothers and their babies.


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Report on Diabetes »

One in 10 Brooklyn residents reports having diabetes. Here are the facts and figures to show why more must be done to halt the spread of this disease.

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Report on HIV/AIDS »

A report on Brooklyn andHIV/AIDS, the third leading cause of death in the borough.

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Report on Brooklyn Health »

An overview of major diseases that contribute to death and sickness in the borough.