The Central Valley Health Policy Institute will release a report this fall that analyzes how many years of productive life are lost in the Valley as it relates to one's ZIP code.
In preliminary findings, the instituted reported between a minimum of 17 and a maximum of 74 years of productive life are lost for every 1,000 people, based on where one lives. More productive years of life were lost in the Central Valley because of environmental and health issues than in California as a whole.
This database, culled from the policy institute's larger cache of information, will show you how many Merced County residents died or were hospitalized for cardiovascular and diabetes related diseases, by ZIP code.
The numbers that pop up show how many instances of death or hospitalization there were for every 10,000 residents in each ZIP code. For mortality, the numbers cover the years 1999 to 2005. Hospitalization stats cover 1998-2006.
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If you want to know more about the number of residents, homes or other trivia for each ZIP code, visit http://www.brainyzip.com.
-- Danielle E. Gaines