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Here are some key public health indicators for the seven-county Twin Cities metro area.

Public Health Indicators
Health DomainIndicator
Access to health services Adults who lack health insurances
Clinical preventive services Immunization rate for children
Chronic disease Breast cancer
Coronary heart disease
Hypertension
Lung cancer
Stroke
Environmental quality Air quality index
Injury and violence Fatal injuries
Homicide rate
Maternal, infant, and child health Infant deaths
Low birth weight rate
Pre-natal care began in 1st trimester
Mental health Adolescents who experience major depressive episodes
Nutrition, physical activity, and obesity Adults who are obese
Children and adolescents who are considered obese
Reproductive and sexual health Pregancy rate for women aged 15-17
Social determinants Students who graduate with a regular diploma 4 years after starting 9th grade.
Substance abuse Adolescents using alcohol or any illicit drugs during the past 30 days
Tobacco Adults who are current cigarette smokers
Adolescents who smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days