74% of Lucas County Adults are overweight or obese. 13% of Lucas County Youth are overweight or obese. These are just a couple of many different alarming health trends in Lucas County that point to the need for drastic changes in the way health providers help people overcome these issues.
Other areas of concern include a 24% increase in the suicide rate over the last two years, with the greatest risk for middle aged men 32 to 50 years old. Lucas County also has major challenges for drug overdoses and infant mortality among other chronic health issues. The goal of the report is to identify the areas to be changed and come up with programs and approaches to do that.
For a complete look at the report numbers: http://www.healthylucascounty.org/