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    Data briefs are statistical summaries used to raise awareness around public health topics.

    Tarrant County Public Health offers these data to spur and support efforts on behalf of individuals, agencies and organizations that are affected by and/or are working to address these issues.

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    Overdose Deaths

    81 percent of overdose deaths among Tarrant County residents were unintentional.

    Overdose Deaths - Full brief

    Data Brief - Overdose Deaths in Tarrant County

    Paternal Status among Live Births

    In 2018, approximately 11 percent of Tarrant County live births had no father listed on the birth certificate.

    Paternal Status among Live Births - Full brief

    Data Brief - Paternal Status Among Tarrant County Births


    Poisoning mortality among Tarrant County residents is highest among non-Hispanic whites, males, and those aged 50-64.

    Poisonings - Full brief

    Data Brief - Poisonings in Tarrant County

    Preconception Health and Family Planning

    51 percent of Tarrant County women aged 18-44 years have never had a health professional talk to them about ways to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and baby during a routine health care visit.

    Preconception Health and Family Planning - Full brief

    Data Brief - Preconception Health and Family Planning in Tarrant County


    1 out of every 10 infants in Tarrant County is born premature.

    Prematurity - Full brief

    Data Brief - Prematurity in Tarrant County


    Cerebrovascular disease (stroke) is the 3rd leading cause of death in Tarrant County.

    Stroke - Full brief

    Data Brief - Stroke in Tarrant County

    Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD)

    In 2015, 12 percent of Tarrant County residents aged 45+ reported experiencing confusion or memory loss that was happening more often or getting worse.

    Subjective Cognitive Decline - Full brief

    Data Brief - Subjective Cognitive Decline

    Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)

    For the five years from 2013 to  2017, there were approximately 130 sudden unexpected infant deaths in Tarrant County.

    Sudden Unexpected Infant Death - Full brief

    Data Brief - Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) in Tarrant County


    Suicide rates in Tarrant County have increased significantly from 2009 to 2016 (9.5 vs. 12.3 deaths per 100,000 population).

    Suicide - Full brief

    Data Brief - Suicide in Tarrant County
    This page was last modified on July 30, 2021


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