Tulsa County Health Status Report

Tulsa County

The Tulsa Health Department collects and analyzes data to inform the public and health professionals about the health status of Tulsa County residents. This data is used to compile the Tulsa County Health Status Report. This report highlights areas that Tulsa is excelling in as well as areas where improvement is needed. Through community partnership, Tulsa can address these areas to become the healthiest county in the country.  

This is Tulsa County

The Tulsa County Health Status Report is a robust report compiled of data from Tulsa County. To help navigate through this report, we have the information separated by topic below.

Tulsa County had an estimated population of 629,823 people in 2016. This total is based on the the number of individuals living in each zip code.

The health of Tulsa county residents can be effected by social and economic opportunities, resources and supports available in homes, along with other factors. Addressing these circumstances can lead to a healthier population. 

 Maternal child health is an important indicator of the well-being of the next generation. This data can help predict future public health challenges.

Built environment refers to all human-made surroundings. This includes homes, buildings and streets. It also contributes to a person's level of physical activity. 

The leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44 are injuries, which can have a negative impact on the community. Through education and legislation, injury and violence rates in Tulsa County can decrease.

In 2016, eight of the top ten causes of death in Tulsa County were chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Healthy behaviors such as physical activity can decrease these diseases.

Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States, which results in high costs to families, employers and publicly funded health systems. Efforts to address mental health and substance abuse are needed as the rates for visits and  is increasing.

Monitoring infectious diseases in Tulsa County and potential outside threats is important for the future health of the United States. In Tulsa County, epidemiologists investigate a variety of reportable diseases, such a respiratory, enteric, vector borne and sexually transmitted infections.

Having access to quality care services is important to our community and can have an impact on the life expectancy of residents, among other outcomes. 

Tracking mortality rates helps to identify disparities in health outcomes within our community and how they are changing over time. 

Zip code analysis helps identify the different factors that are contributing to health outcomes at the zip code level.