County-level data and information about the Assessed Health Issue and Social Determinants of Health indicators can be found in the report appendices.
Lung Disease Mortality
Lung disease is another chronic health condition affecting many who live in the Ozarks Health Commission Region. Much like when analyzing heart disease, the Region underperforms the state and nation for each indicator analyzed. When charting mortality rates due to lung disease, the regional rate for this indicator is an astounding 50% higher than the national average. Only one Community in the Region had a rate lower than the state average (Branson Community, 40.7 per 100,000 compared to 50.4). There are large differences in mortality throughout the region- the local community with the highest lung disease mortality rate (Lebanon Community, 72.3) is nearly 80% higher than the Branson Community.