Leading Causes of Death

On average Cowlitz County death rates are higher or equal to the State’s. Diabetes, unintended injuries, and COPD rates are very troubling. Goal: ≤ state rate

Maternal Smoking

The rate of mothers using tobacco during the pregnancy is nearly 3 times higher than the state rate. Even those who quit during the pregnancy of the child often start up again after the baby is born. Goal: ≤ state rate

Medicaid Births

The average number of Medicaid paid births in Cowlitz County is significantly higher than the rate in Washington State. The high number of Medicaid births is good because it means women are seeking prenatal care. Goal: ≤ state rate