Highlights City Health Profiles
City health profile is a public health report that provides information on health indicators and their determinants.1 The purpose of the report is to inform policy-makers, government agencies, and the public about population health at the local level.
The North King County information is reported for three Health Reporting Areas (HRAs):
- · Shoreline
- · Kenmore/Lake Forest Park
- · Bothell/Woodinville
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Population: The 2010 population of the five cities was 114,093.2The population of North King County increased 3.2 % between 2000 and 2010 with the growth occurring in Kenmore, Bothell and Woodinville. Shoreline’s growth was flat and Lake Forest Park lost 2.1%. As a bench mark, King County’s population increased by 11.2 % between 2000 and 2010. The area has a higher percent of adults 65 and older than King County (10.9%) ranging from 11.1% in Woodinville to 15.2% in Shoreline, which has the second highest percent of elderly in King County.
Race Ethnicity: The largest non-white population group is Asian with Chinese the largest group in all three HRAs ranging from 24.7% to 29.7% of the Asian population. The second largest group was Filipino in Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore and Asian Indian in Bothell and Kenmore. Koreans made up the third largest group in all three HRAs. The Hispanic population varied from 5.7% of the population in Kenmore/Lake Forest Park to 8.7% in Bothell/Woodinville.
The percent of people below the federal poverty level ranged from 6% in Woodinville to 8% in Shoreline. The number of people below 200% of poverty, an income that provides a “living wage” level of income, ranges from 13% in Kenmore/Lake Forest Park to 21% in Shoreline.
Non-English Speaking At Home: ranged from 15% in Woodinville to 24% in Shoreline.
Rental Housing Cost Burden: Ranges from 45% in Bothell to 55% in Woodinville. Burdened is defined as renters paying more than 30% of their incomes for rent.
1 The report is produced by the Assessment, Policy Development & Evaluation Unit at Public Health Seattle&King County. For more information and updates contact email@example.com.
2 Population of Bothell includes only the King County portion. Information on percent of change 2000 to 2010 added by NUHSA to provide context.
Leading Causes of Death
In Shoreline the top three causes were Heart Disease, Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. In Kenmore/Lake Forest Park and Bothell Woodinville the top two causes of death were Cancer first, followed by Heart Disease with Alzheimer’s third.
Health Risk Factors and Chronic Disease:
Nine different indicators are tracked such as smoking, excessive alcohol use and physical activity Shoreline ranked second highest among the 25 HRA’s for excessive alcohol consumption, and Bothell Woodinville ranked sixth highest for having high blood cholesterol.
Injury and Violence Related Mortality
Five different indicators are tracked. The age-adjusted rate for one indicator, falls, among the three HRA’s is similar ranging from 11.0 to 11.7 per 100,000. Shoreline had the highest rate of suicide at 12.4 per 100,000 and Bothell/Woodinville the lowest rate at 7.7 per 100,000.
Maternal and Child Health
Six indicators are used including the adolescent birth rate per 1000 females 15-17, which varied from 3.6 in Kenmore/Lake Forest Park to 6.1 for Bothell/Woodinville.
Access to Care and Preventive Services
Eight indicators are used including the percent of the population 18-64 without health insurance which was 17% for Shoreline and Kenmore/Lake Forest Park and 15% for Bothell/ Woodinville.