Health risk factors are the attributes, characteristics or exposures that increase the likelihood of a person developing a disease or health disorder. Risk factors are around us every day in our homes, places of work, schools, and in public. A nearby sneeze or cough may increase your likelihood of catching the flu, COVID-19, or a common cold. Being overweight increases the likelihood you’ll develop diabetes and smoking increases your risks for many cancers.
To help understand the risk factors affecting the health of the populations in Carroll County, we have collected and analyzed a wealth of health information for review and use.
This report will explore the health risk factors and pertinent details to help better understand how our populations health is being affected. With use of this information, it is anticipated, mitigation measures will be implemented to help improve the overall health of our communities.