Health, Environment and Community Profiles

The environment in which we live and work can have a substantial impact on our health. The Community Environmental Health Profiles provide a snapshot of environmental public health in our communities. You will find demographics and environmental public health data for all counties and the 15 largest cities in Missouri. At the end of each profile, you will find information on the data presented and links to the data sources. The profiles summarize data gathered by the department’s Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) program, which might serve as a useful starting point for investigating environmental public health issues, identifying high risk populations, planning public health actions, or making policy decisions. For additional information, visit EPHT pages on specific environmental health topics.

14.6% of Missourians live in poverty.

Air pollution can trigger asthma attacks and heart attacks.

Over 13,000 Missourians were admitted to the hospital for heart attack in 2016.

As of October 1, 2019, 48 Missouri cities had smoke-free laws.

Over 42,000 Missourians received emergency room treatment for COPD in 2016.

In 2015, 34% of city residents lived within a half mile of a park.



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