California health facts I’ve researched

Cancer
Women in some California counties are more likely to get breast cancer than women in other counties.

Marin county has the highest rate for both early and late stage tumors.

Imperial county has the lowest rate for early stage tumors.

Lassen, Modoc, Plumas counties are the lowest for later stage tumors.

Differances in population are believed to gave something to do with it.

In California cancer kills more children from birth to age 14 than any other disease.

In 2013 about 144,800 Californians will be diagnosed with cancer.

That’s more than 16 cases of cancer diagnised an hour.

Arthritis
More than 20% of Californian adults have doctor diagnosed arthritis. 5.0 million adults. 3.0 million are women. 2.0 million are men.

6% are 18-44 years old
30% are 45-64 years old
47% are 65-74 years old
53% are age 75+

27% caucasion
29% African american
13% Hispanic

Allergies
Over 5 million Californians have been diagnosed with asthma. Asthma is to blame in atleast 500 deaths a year, 36,000 hospital patients, 145,000 ER or urgent care visits a year.

3.7 million adults 13.7% and 1.7 million children 13.3% in California have asthma.

Among adults 62% have mild asthma, 17% have moderate asthma, 9% have severe asthma.

An asthmatic child misses an average of 2.6 days if school a year due to asthma.

Allergies
Mold, dustmites, cockroaches are very common in most areas of California.

Air quality
More than 146 days a year have unhealthy air conditions. Smog so think you can see it.

We fought to have our aspergers child mainstreamed in California. He received a DX of autism and a suggestion of being put in a special ed class. We fought for him to have the right to be in a class with non autistic children. To learn from them. To mimic them. To better my sons life. And now on passing you can not tell my son has aspergers. If you spend time with him you will see it.

Everything in California you fight for. Everything is a challenge. It is very costly to live here. Air quality is always bad.

After my research I’ve found I’m much more confident in our decision to relocate.

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Montana health facts I’ve researched

 

Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Montana females. It accounts for 33% of all cancers diagnosed in Montana women. Lung cancer 15% and colorectal cancer 11%

Approximately 730 Montana women are diagnosed with breast cancer yearly.

In 2009 the incidence rate of female breast cancer in Montana 129.6 per 100,000 women  was similar to the incidence rate in the US 130.1 per 100,000 women.

In Montana over 60% of breast cancers were diagnosed at localized stage.

Cervical cancer incidence in Montana is low. It accounts for 1% of all dancers in Montana women.

In 2006-2010 32 Montana women were diagnosed with cervical cancer.

In Montana 53% of cervical cancers were diagnosed at the regional or distant stages.

Arthritis

 
212,000 adults have a diagnosis of arthritis.
26% men
32% women
13% ages 18-44
35% ages 45-64
55% age 65+

Of those diagnosed
29% are Caucasian
22% are hispanic
No % for african americans sample size to small

Asthma and allergies

12.4% of Montana adults age 18 and over and 20.9% of high school students have been diagnosed with asthma.

75,000 people in Montana have been diagnosed with asthma.

Approximately 700 hospitalizations are reported with a primary diagnosis if asthma a year.

Approximately 4200 hospitalizations are reported with a secondary diagnosis of asthma.

Hospitalizations are highest for children 0-4 years of age and adults 65+

Allergies
Dustmites, cockroaches are not a common problem in Montana with the elevation and weather. Mold will thrive outside and inside if given a chance.

Air quality
Montana’s air quality studies show they are 98.4% better than the national average.
With 29 days a year with moderate air quality.
And no days with unhealthy air quality.

Montana is very accepting of special needs children and their families. They support mainstreaming.

A much better, healthier place to live and raise a family than California. That’s the end result of my research. 🙂

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Bugs!

Auugh I don’t like bugs. This extended heat we’ve had in California has all sorts of bugs bugging me.

Ants everywhere outside and in my shower of all places inside!

Crickets in yard and in the garage. And lots of spiders outside. Everyday we get caught in spider webs.

Well I’m taking a stand against these pests! Enough is enough already!!

I spent the evening at Home depot buying supplies to launch a war against the pests. $48.00 later I have returned  home and phase one of the Garage ninja War has begun! Mwahahaha Bugs Be Gone!!!

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