Health Behaviors

County-level data and information about the Assessed Health Issue and Social Determinants of Health indicators can be found in the reportĀ appendices.

Not all indicators of community health fall neatly into the Social Determinants of Health categories above. Health behaviors include individual-level behaviors, often influenced by access or quality of services, that can impact the overall health of an individual or community. Behaviors related to substance use/misuse, healthy eating, physical activity, and practicing safe sexual practices are behaviors often influenced by the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age. In the OHC Region, 1 in 4 adults is physically inactive and 1 in 5 currently smokes. These behaviors can affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.