Arizona health facts I’ve researched

I’ve been busy researching facts again. This time for Arizona.

On average it shows you will live a tiny bit longer if you live in Arizona
Male AZ 77.4 yrs
Male US 76.0 yrs
Female AZ 82.6 yrs
Female US 81.2 yes

Cancer rates are lower in AZ . Their the lowest in the US. However survival rate of cancer is low due to late diagnosis. And that is due to people not going in for screenings when they should.

Number of cancer deaths per 100,000 population by race/ethnicity/sex
2009
White –
AZ 156.2
US 177.2
Black
AZ 166.0
US 211.3
Male
AZ 408.5
US 532.6
Female
AZ 356.2
US 412.9

Asthma and allergy prevalence is in the lower end in Arizona compared to other parts of the US.

Physical activity participation is higher in AZ than most areas of the US which I would contribute to the awesome weather.

Arizona has some of the highest skin cancer rates in the US. That is due to sunny weather and people not using sunscreen.

Diabetes is held at bay a bit in Arizona. Their average is lower then most.

Arthritis in general it is believed the warmer the climate the less the symptoms. It is true a hot, dry climate makes arthritics feel better. It WILL NOT cure your arthritis. You will still have symptoms. Just not as often as someone who lives in let’s say Ohio.

Arthritis rates in Arizona are fairly high due to people heading to warmer climate to relieve symptoms.

Adults with arthritis 30%

All and all Arizona looks like a healthy choice.

With an average of 211 sunny days a year in the greater Phoenix area, 102 partly sunny days for a total of 264 good weather days a year its a good place to live.

They have air quality issues there as most states do. They appear to be a little better than California.

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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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What must you have to relocate

FAITH! For without it you will fail.
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The NIV Bible, Hebrews 11:1 Says “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

Romans 10:10 says ” For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved”.

The dictionary says faith is a observance of obligation, a belief in something, a confidence in a thing or person.

The thesaurus says Faith is trust in something. A belief in a higher being.
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I have faith that if we are meant to relocate it will happen. Things will come together. God will provide the path to wherever we belong. That’s what faith means to me.

We’ve gotten very clear signs we do not belong here. This isn’t where we want to be, not where we want to raise our kids.

Prices are very high in southern California especially at the coast. If we stay here we will never own our own home.

People here are always in a rush. They honk a split second after the light changes green and you don’t move. Then they veer around you and yell at you or flip you off. My children have seen things here I didn’t see at their age.

Of course I wasn’t raised here either. I was raised in the mid west. Where people are warm and calm. Not cold and rushed. Where people stop and enjoy the seasons not bitch because its foggy, or windy, or raining. Where people help their friends, their neighbors, their community. Not obstruct their view of reality by being materialistic and turning their head to avoid seeing what’s going on in their world.

I long for a place to call my HOME, a place to raise my kids. A calm place.  A better life for the kids. A better life for their children, when they get married. A better life for my husband and I. Less hostility, less rushed. Smaller class sizes than 41-45 students.
A place that is accepting of kids with special needs. A place where everyone is viewed as a worthy life.

A place that the air isn’t brown everyday with smog, a place with views of things other than my blockwall or my neighbors house, a place where I will hear sounds other than my neighbors dogs, drums or ambulances going to help people that have crashed their cars, a place where my kids might have a Caucasian friend, a place where kids on the way to school don’t have to be paralyzed in fear wondering if today is the day they will get hit by a parent in a rush to get to Los Angeles for work.

A calming, beautiful place with genuine people. Not the fake Californians I live with now. I know very few people without cosmetic improvements. I’m all natural! The way God made me!

I have faith that it will work out. I can feel it. I just need to stay on track and be patient.

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The vapor smoker..

So we went to Costco last night for dinner and to check the prices of eye glasses there.

Glasses are a great price. We will be ordering from there. Anyways..

As we sit down to eat there are 2 smokers that come and sit down. There are signs everywhere that state NO SMOKING.

The whole place stinks. Were in a cloud now. My hubby spins around on the bench and says EXCUSE ME! My son and I have asthma and we cant be near smoke.

Well one guy gets up and just walks away. Then the rude lady with her tribe of dogs sucking on what isn’t a cigarette evidently. Turns around and says the non smoking signs are over there on the pillars! Not where I’m sitting!! And this isn’t a cigarette! Its vapor!! I can smoke this in the hospital!

And there she sits sucking on vapor in the food area with her pack of dogs like an idiot. Puffing away. Now mind you this person didn’t even buy food or drink.

Most of the food court is staring at her now. She keeps turning around and blowing crap at my hubby trying to get him to snap.

He doesn’t of course. He’s said his peace. He’s here to enjoy dinner in a non smoking area with his family. End of story.

Well as this person leaves she gives everyone a nasty look blowing vapor or whatever it us at everyone. Turns to walk and walks right into a cart.

Moral of the story.. karma’s a bitch!

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