Local Data in Boulder County Shines during Health Week

Boulder County’s Health Paradox: Low Birth Rates, High Suicide Rates and Pollution Levels

As part of National Public Health Week, Boulder County Public Health officials revealed some local health statistics. While there were positive findings, such as Boulder County’s low teen birth rate of five births per 1,000 females aged 15 to 19 and residents having easy access to exercise opportunities due to living close to a park or recreation facility, there are also areas of concern. One major issue is the high suicide rates in Boulder County, which exceed the national average. Another problem that was highlighted is the high levels of air pollution in the county, surpassing both state and national averages. These challenges underscore the need for continued efforts to improve the overall health and well-being of the community.

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