AREA PROFILE -- GAGE                                        
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
        DEMOGRAPHIC DATA                                                                        
                                                                                                
                                U.S. CENSUS ESTIMATES, 2004                                     
                                                                                                
                 GAGE -    23,436                       NEBRASKA - 1,747,214                    
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                 POPULATION BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY                           
                        GAGE                                       NEBRASKA                     
 AGE         PERCENT        NATIVE                                         NATIVE               
GROUP   TOTAL       BLACK AMERICAN ASIAN HISPANIC  TOTAL  PERCENT  BLACK AMERICAN ASIAN HISPANIC
  0-4   1,360  5.8      4      5       7      38  122,049   7.0     6,566  1,726   2,087  15,560
 5-14   2,826 12.1     16     24      11      61  236,970  13.6    14,021  3,332   3,652  24,538
15-24   3,355 14.3     22     25      18      73  266,314  15.2    13,893  3,368   4,811  21,847
25-44   5,801 24.8     20     41      37     100  473,637  27.1    22,127  4,736  11,084  40,755
45-64   5,799 24.7     15     24      23      32  416,441  23.8    13,444  2,631   5,077  13,752
65-74   1,878  8.0      2      5       3       4  111,352   6.4     2,767    471     821   2,126
75-84   1,651  7.0      1      0       2       3   84,541   4.8     1,454    213     325   1,044
 85+      766  3.3      2      1       0       1   35,910   2.1       549     93      76     359
 <18    5,442 23.2     28     39      25     127  446,083  25.5    24,698  6,261   7,104  47,141
 65+    4,295 18.3      5      6       5       8  231,803  13.3     4,770    777   1,222   3,529
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                               POPULATION BY GENDER AND RACE/ETHNICITY                          
                        GAGE                                       NEBRASKA                     
             PERCENT        NATIVE                                         NATIVE               
GENDER  TOTAL       BLACK AMERICAN ASIAN HISPANIC  TOTAL  PERCENT  BLACK AMERICAN ASIAN HISPANIC
Men    11,485 49.0     51     56      54     163  863,628  49.4    37,128   8,068  13,719 65,048
Women  11,951 51.0     31     69      47     149  883,586  50.6    37,693   8,502  14,214 54,933
 15-17    635           3      6       4      15   42,285           1,986    590     663   3,127
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                    POPULATION BY RACE/ETHNICITY                                
                                                                                                
                             GAGE                                NEBRASKA                       
         RACE/ETHNICITY     NUMBER   PERCENT                     NUMBER   PERCENT               
         White              22,958     98.0                   1,609,056     92.1                
         Black                  82      0.3                      74,821      4.3                
         Native American       125      0.5                      16,570      0.9                
         Asian                 101      0.4                      27,933      1.6                
                                                                                                
         Hispanic              312      1.3                     119,981      6.9                
                                                                                                
         Minority *            764      3.3                     250,577     14.3                
                                                                                                
    * Minority Population = Total Population - White, Not Hispanic Population                   
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                  HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE, 2000 CENSUS                               
                                                                                                
                                      GAGE                      NEBRASKA                        
                                                                                                
                                      % OF      % OF              % OF      % OF                
                                      HOUSE-    HOUSE-            HOUSE-    HOUSE-              
                                      HOLDS     HOLDS             HOLDS     HOLDS               
                                     WITH NO   WITH AT           WITH NO   WITH AT              
                                    CHILDREN   LEAST 1          CHILDREN   LEAST 1              
      FAMILY TYPE                      <18    CHILD<18             <18    CHILD<18              
   Married couples                     32.6      24.1              28.6      25.6               
   Male householders                    0.9       1.9               1.3       2.0               
   Female householders                  1.9       5.2               2.6       6.5               
   Male householder nonfamilies        13.8       0.4              15.2       0.3               
   Female householder nonfamilies      19.2       0.0              17.8       0.1               
                                                                                                
                        HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE AND RACE/ETHNICITY, 2000 CENSUS                      
                                                                                                
                                % OF HOUSEHOLDS               % OF HOUSEHOLDS                   
                                                  Native                     Native             
                                Total White Black American Total White Black American           
     Families                   66.6  66.6  83.3  71.5     66.6  66.2  65.0  74.3               
      Married Couples           56.7  56.8  50.0  50.0     54.2  55.4  28.8  35.4               
        W/Children < 18         24.1  24.0  41.7  31.0     25.6  25.4  16.7  24.0               
      Single Parent Families     9.9   7.0  25.0  21.5     12.4   7.2  28.7  32.6               
        Male householder         2.8   2.8  25.0   4.8      3.3   3.0   5.4   8.8               
          W/Children < 18        1.9   1.9  25.0   4.8      2.0   1.8   3.6   6.7               
        Female Householder       7.1   7.0   8.3  16.7      9.1   7.8  30.8  30.1               
          W/Children < 18        5.2   5.1   0.0  16.7      6.5   5.4  25.1  25.9               
     Nonfamily households       33.4  33.4  16.7  28.6     33.4  33.7  34.9  25.7               
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                  % OF HOUSEHOLDS             % OF HOUSEHOLDS                   
                                  Asian  Hispanic Minority *  Asian  Hispanic Minority *        
     Families                      63.2     76.5     73.5      66.9     77.3     70.2           
      Married Couples              57.9     51.0     52.6      53.7     54.0     42.1           
        W/Children < 18            21.1     35.3     32.3      33.0     40.7     28.3           
      Single Parent Families        5.3     23.5     17.1       8.3     17.9     21.8           
        Male householder            5.3      9.8      8.2       4.5      9.6      7.1           
          W/Children < 18           5.3      7.8      6.3       2.2      6.3      4.6           
        Female Householder          0.0     15.7     12.7       8.7     13.7     21.0           
          W/Children < 18           0.0     15.7     10.8       6.1     11.6     17.2           
     Nonfamily households          36.8     23.5     26.6      33.1     22.6     29.9           
                                                                                                
    * Minority Population = Total Population - White, Not Hispanic Population                   
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                        EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT BY RACE/ETHNICITY, 2000 CENSUS                   
                                Percent of persons 25 years and older                           
                                                                                                
                                     GAGE                       NEBRASKA                        
                                                  Native                     Native             
                                Total White Black American Total White Black American           
                                                                                                
     Less than 9th grade         9.1   9.0  20.8  20.5      5.4   4.5   5.3   9.0               
     9th to 11th grade           8.9   8.8   0.0  29.5      8.0   7.3  16.0  15.1               
     High school diploma        38.9  39.1  18.1  42.3     31.3  31.8  31.2  33.7               
     Some college, no degree    20.3  20.3  36.1   7.7     24.3  24.5  27.4  26.1               
     Associate degree            7.4   7.4  13.9   0.0      7.3   7.5   5.9   7.4               
     Baccalaureate degree       11.3  11.2  11.1   0.0     16.5  17.0  10.5   6.2               
     Graduate or professional    4.2   4.2   0.0   0.0      7.3   7.4   3.6   2.6               
     degree                                                                                     
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                Percent of persons 25 years and older                           
                                                                                                
                                     GAGE                       NEBRASKA                        
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                  Asian  Hispanic Minority *  Asian  Hispanic Minority *        
                                                                                                
     Less than 9th grade            0.0      3.0     17.5      10.8     34.2     17.9           
     9th to 11th grade              0.0     40.9     16.6      11.9     19.2     16.3           
     High school diploma            0.0     25.8     23.5      17.1     21.3     25.5           
     Some college, no degree       18.4     19.7     18.9      13.3     13.9     20.1           
     Associate degree               0.0      0.0      5.3       5.4      2.9      4.8           
     Baccalaureate degree          55.1     10.6     13.9      21.8      5.9     10.0           
     Graduate or professional      26.5      0.0      4.3      19.8      2.7      5.5           
     degree                                                                                     
                                                                                                
    * Minority Population = Total Population - White, Not Hispanic Population                   
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
        SOCIAL INDICATORS                                                                       
                                  PER CAPITA INCOME, 2000 CENSUS                                
                                                                                                
                                 GAGE                  NEBRASKA                                 
                                $17,190                $19,613                                  
                                                                                                
                         MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME, 2002 CENSUS ESTIMATES                         
                                                                                                
                                 GAGE                  NEBRASKA                                 
                                $35,310                $41,978                                  
                                                                                                
                        PERCENT BELOW 100% POVERTY, 2002 CENSUS ESTIMATES                       
                                                                                                
                                 GAGE                  NEBRASKA                                 
     5-17 Years of Age               10.7                    10.8                               
     Total Population                10.4                    10.0                               
                                                                                                
                 PERCENT BELOW 100% POVERTY BY RACE/ETHNICITY, 2000 CENSUS *                    
                                                                                                
                                 GAGE                  NEBRASKA                                 
     White                            8.4                     8.2                               
     Black                            3.0                    27.4                               
     Native American                 29.5                    33.0                               
     Asian                           15.1                    12.8                               
     Hispanic                        27.5                    20.4                               
 * A '.' indicates the population estimate of the racial/ethnic group is zero.                  
                                                                                                
                     PERCENT OF WORKERS UNEMPLOYED, DEPT. OF LABOR, MAY, 2004                   
                                                                                                
                            GAGE                       NEBRASKA                                 
                    # UNEMPLOYED   % OF WORKERS   # UNEMPLOYED % OF WORKERS                     
                           533         4.0          39,368       4.0                            
                                                                                                
                                  HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATE, 2003-2004                           
                                                                                                
                                 GAGE                     NEBRASKA                              
     % of 7-12th Grade Member-                                                                  
     ship Who Drop Out of School      1.6                       1.9                             
                                                                                                
                             NEW FAMILIES AT RISK BY RACE/ETHNICITY, 2000-2004                  
        First Births to Unmarried Women Under Age 20 with Less Than H.S. Education              
                                                                                                
                                 GAGE                     NEBRASKA                              
                      # BIRTHS    % OF 1ST BIRTHS*  # BIRTHS  % OF 1ST BIRTHS*                  
     Total                38            7.3          4,398          9.0                         
     White                37            7.2          3,351          7.7                         
     Black                 0             .             653         24.4                         
     Native American       0             .             232         36.9                         
     Asian                 1           14.3             39          2.9                         
     Hispanic              2           22.2          1,034         19.3                         
          * Percentage based on at least 6 first births.                                        
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
         REPORTS AND/OR ARRESTS FOR VIOLENT CRIME, DUI AND OTHER DRUG CHARGES, 2004             
                                                                                                
                                       GAGE                       NEBRASKA                      
                                        NUMBER RATE/1,000      NUMBER RATE/1,000                
     Total Arrests                         917   39.1          94,648   54.2                    
     Arrests for violent crimes *           20    0.9           1,596    0.9                    
     Reported forcible rape offenses         2    0.1             195    0.1                    
     Arrests for DUI                        90    3.8          14,163    8.1                    
     Drug law violation arrests             68    2.9          10,898    6.2                    
    *Violent crimes include: murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.             
                                                                                                
        JUVENILE ARRESTS(<18) FOR VIOLENT CRIMES, DUI AND DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS, 2004             
                                                                                                
                                       GAGE                       NEBRASKA                      
                                        NUMBER RATE/1,000      NUMBER RATE/1,000                
     Total Arrests                        236    43.4         14,867    33.3                    
     Arrests for violent crimes *           1     0.2            224     0.5                    
     Arrests for DUI                        5     0.9            348     0.8                    
     Drug law violation arrests            16     2.9          1,150     2.6                    
    *Violent crimes include: murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.             
                                                                                                
                           CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFETY, CY 2004                                 
                                                                                                
                                       GAGE                       NEBRASKA                      
                                        NUMBER RATE/1,000      NUMBER RATE/1,000                
                                                                                                
     Average number of children                                                                 
     in out-of-home care *                46     8.4          7,160    15.9                     
    *Children in temporary or permanent out-of home care (foster care, group homes or           
     other residential care facilities).                                                        
                                                                                                
           CHILDREN INVOLVED IN SUBSTANTIATED CASES OF ABUSE/NEGLECT, CY 2003                   
                                                                                                
                                            GAGE                 NEBRASKA                       
     Rate per 1,000 Children < Age 19            8.7                 8.6                        
                                                                                                
                   DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, JULY 1, 1999 - JUNE 30, 2000                              
                                       GAGE                       NEBRASKA                      
                                        NUMBER RATE/1,000      NUMBER RATE/1,000                
     Number of Crisis Calls                                                                     
     Received by Multi-County Agency    2,005     22.5       108,312     63.3                   
     Total New Contacts for                                                                     
     Multi-County Agency                  214      2.4        24,249     14.2                   
     GAGE MULTI-COUNTY AREA ALSO INCLUDES:                                                      
               Fillmore, Jefferson, Saline, Seward, Thayer, York                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
        HEALTH STATUS                                                                           
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH, 2000-2004                              
                             Age-Adjusted Death Rates per 100,000 Population                    
                                                                                                
                                                                            NEBRASKA            
                                                        NEBRASKA           NATIVE               
                        GAGE              NEBRASKA      YEAR 2010   BLACK AMERICAN HISPANIC     
CAUSE OF DEATH             DEATHS  RATE  DEATHS  RATE   OBJECTIVE   RATE    RATE    RATE        
Heart Disease (#1)            395 205.0  20,262 205.1      --       245.6   276.0  110.6        
Cancer -- All Sites (#2)      294 174.3  16,798 182.0    147.0      255.2   201.9  117.8        
  Lung/Bronchus/Trachea        63  38.9   4,444  49.1     39.0       81.5    60.1   24.6        
  Breast (Female)              17  18.9   1,224  23.8     20.7       41.3    32.8    9.7        
  Prostate                     18  25.0     943  25.7     25.9       48.8    18.5    9.3        
Cerebrovascular (#3)           94  49.0   5,385  54.0     47.4       87.0    55.2   28.8        
Unintentional Injuries (#4)    85  59.9   3,457  37.6     19.4       25.2    92.6   34.9        
  Motor Vehicle                34  27.9   1,469  16.6     12.0        9.7    43.8   17.4        
Chronic Lung Disease (#5)      55  31.7   3,746  39.4      --        39.2    54.7   12.4        
                                                                                                
Suicide                        17  14.3     922  10.7      8.2        4.6     9.1    4.2        
Homicide                        2   1.4     259   3.0      2.0       20.3    11.9    6.6        
                                                                                                
Diabetes Related              130  73.2   6,933  72.6     25.0      162.8   260.9  109.3        
Tobacco Related               199 115.4  12,886 137.2      --       184.1   192.6   75.5        
Alcohol Related                63  42.6   3,255  35.5      --        41.9   137.3   41.2        
Work Related Accidents          7   6.5     209   2.4      --         0.4     0.9    2.5        
                                                                                                
All Causes                  1,411 787.7  75,953 789.1      --     1,110.5 1,269.2  559.0        
                                                                                                
    NOTE: Age adjusted rates are based on the 2000 U.S. census standard.                        
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                  CANCER INCIDENCE, 1999-2003                                   
                      Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population                       
                                                                                                
                    GAGE                                     NEBRASKA                           
                                                                      Native                    
                     Total    Total           Total    Total   Black American Hispanic          
Cancer Type         # Cases   Rate           # Cases   Rate    Rate    Rate     Rate            
All Sites               659   431.7           42,194   474.2   474.5   393.6   292.3            
                                                                                                
Lung & Bronchus          82    51.6            5,572    62.7    93.3    62.7    39.3            
Breast (Female)         106   135.6            6,278   131.8   102.2    56.9    57.2            
Prostate                 93   139.3            6,470   165.9   197.9   146.3    57.0            
Colorectal               81    48.4            5,366    59.1    61.9    47.7    44.5            
                                                                                                
    NOTE: Age adjusted rates are based on the 2000 U.S. census standard.                        
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
        LEADING REASONS FOR HOSPITALIZATION (NEBRASKA OCCURRANCE ONLY), 2003-2004               
                     Age-Adjusted Hospital Discharge Rates per 100,000 Population               
                                     GAGE                   NEBRASKA         PERCENT            
    CONDITION/INJURY              # DISCHARGES  RATE # DISCHARGES  RATE     DIFFERENCE          
                                                                                                
     All Conditions/Injuries           5,290 10,115.00  359,031  9,837.00       2.8             
     Pregnancy/Childbirth                917  2,288.00   89,507  2,465.00      -7.2             
     All Injuries                        889  1,556.00   55,504  1,509.00       3.1             
     Diabetes Related Diseases           711  1,197.00   46,921  1,277.00      -6.3             
     Heart Disease                       615    971.00   37,934  1,014.00      -4.2             
     Digestive Diseases                  455    819.0    29,464    808.0        1.4             
     Musculoskeletal Diseases            455    761.0    23,783    659.0       15.5             
     Psychosis/Mental Health             235    508.0    17,125    492.0        3.3             
     Pneumonia                           171    275.0    14,664    386.0      -28.8             
     Genitourinary Diseases              191    376.0    14,656    411.0       -8.5             
     Cancer                              197    336.0    11,800    322.0        4.3             
     Fractures                           201    325.0     9,998    261.0       24.5             
     Other Respiratory Diseases          221    456.0     9,145    246.0       85.4             
     Tobacco Related Diseases            155    258.0     9,566    257.0        0.4             
     Surgical/Medical Complications      162    297.0     8,506    236.0       25.8             
     Cerebrovascular Disease             125    177.0     8,131    214.0      -17.3             
     COPD                                128    243.0     7,578    208.0       16.8             
     Alcohol Related Diseases             31     54.0     2,405     67.0      -19.4             
                                                                                                
    Leading Causes of Injury                                                                    
     Falls                               211    300.0    11,318    291.0        3.1             
     MV Accidents                         73    150.0     2,218     62.0      141.9             
     Self-Inflicted                       18     41.0     1,754     50.0      -18.0             
     Other Unintentional                   7     12.0     1,215     33.0      -63.6             
     Poisoning                             6     11.0       592     16.0      -31.3             
     Struck/Pierced by Object             13     27.0       609     17.0       58.8             
     Overexertion                          5      8.0       480     13.0      -38.5             
     Environmental                         8     15.0       513     14.0        7.1             
     Assault                               2      5.0       442     12.0      -58.3             
                                                                                                
                                LEADING PAYER TYPE FOR HOSPITALIZATION, 2003-2004               
                                                                                                
                                     GAGE                   NEBRASKA         PERCENT            
    PAYER TYPE                      DISCHARGES    %   DISCHARGES     %      DIFFERENCE          
     Commercial                        2,057     38.9   168,501     46.9      -17.1             
     Medicare                          2,504     47.3   131,141     36.5       29.6             
     Medicaid                            668     12.6    50,769     14.1      -10.6             
     Self-Pay                             26      0.5     3,460      1.0      -50.0             
     Other State/Federal                  35      0.7     5,160      1.4      -50.0             
                                                                                                
    NOTE: Age adjusted rates are based on the 2000 U.S. census standard.                        
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                     INCIDENCE OF AIDS, 2000-2004                               
                                                                                                
                                   GAGE                              NEBRASKA                   
                                       *Rate                            Rate                    
                                        2.4                              3.8                    
                                                                                                
       * County or HD rates are not available.  The above rates are the rate per                
         100,000 population of the Service Area containing the county or HD.                    
                                                                                                
                 INCIDENCE OF RESOURCE INTENSIVE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, 2003                    
                                                                                                
                                   GAGE                              NEBRASKA                   
                                       Rate                             Rate                    
      West Nile Virus (WNV)             134                              112                    
      Chronic Hepatitis C              13.0                             64.2                    
      TB                                0.0                              1.6                    
                                                                                                
       Note: Rates are per 100,000 Population.                                                  
                                                                                                
               INCIDENCE RATES OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES BY RACE/ETHNICITY               
                                                                                                
                          GAGE                                       NEBRASKA                   
                                   2000-2004                                2000-2004           
          2004   2004          Native        His-    2004   2004          Native        His-    
AGE GROUP Total  White  Black American Asian panic   Total  White  Black American Asian panic   
 All Ages   55.6   48.2  779.2  142.9    0.0  181.8   424.4  193.7 2847.6  903.3  166.6  518.3  
 < 18       36.6   37.9    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   226.2   83.9 1616.4  383.6   67.7  125.0  
 > 17       61.5   51.2 1176.5  219.8    0.0  305.3   455.9  207.6 3181.6 1086.7  163.3  667.2  
STD TYPE                                                                                        
Gonorrhea    4.3    4.4  519.5    0.0    0.0    0.0    65.8   19.1 1025.7  127.1   19.6   62.9  
Chlamydia   42.8   35.0  259.7  142.9    0.0    0.0   301.3  146.5 1695.1  722.6  131.0  413.7  
  Female    75.4   59.9  689.7  266.7    0.0    0.0   433.6  223.1 2278.7 1163.2  198.0  666.3  
Herpes       4.3    4.4    0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0    42.0   18.6   82.7   18.7    7.3   23.5  
                                                                                                
       Note: Rates are per 100,000 Population.                                                  
                                                                                                
                             ESTIMATED PREVALENCE OF DEMENTIA, 2004                             
                                                                                                
                              GAGE                              NEBRASKA                        
                Rate *        # of Persons **                   # of Persons **                 
    Age 65-74    10%                188                            11,135                       
    Age 75-84    20%                330                            16,908                       
    Age 85+      47%                360                            16,878                       
                                                                                                
 * Source: Prevalence estimates - Alzheimer's Association.                                      
** Number of persons is the Alzheimer prevalence times the 2004 U.S. Census estimate.           
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
        MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING                                                
                                                                                                
                           INFANT MORTALITY BY RACE/ETHNICITY, 2000-2004                        
                                                                                                
                          GAGE                  NEBRASKA                                        
                           INFANT             INFANT          NEBRASKA YEAR 2010                
    RACE/ETHNICITY         DEATHS  RATE       DEATHS  RATE         OBJECTIVE                    
    White                      8   6.0          670   5.9             4.5                       
    Black                      0   0.0          121  16.9             4.5                       
    Native American            0   0.0           31  14.4             4.5                       
    Asian                      0   0.0           10   3.5             4.5                       
    Total                      8   5.9          838   6.6             4.5                       
    Hispanic                   0   0.0          109   6.9             4.5                       
                                                                                                
       Note: Rates are per 1,000 live births.                                                   
                                                                                                
    VERY LOW (<1500 GR) AND LOW (<2500 GR) BIRTH WEIGHT BY RACE/ETHNICITY, 2000-2004            
                                                                                                
                                                              NEBRASKA YEAR 2010                
                          GAGE                  NEBRASKA           OBJECTIVE                    
    WEIGHT                 NUMBER  RATE       NUMBER  RATE          RATE                        
    Very Low - All Births     17  12.6        1,611  12.7             9.0                       
    Low - All Births          99  73.2        8,821  69.4            50.0                       
          White               99  74.3        7,431  65.8            50.0                       
          Black                0   0.0          897 125.1            50.0                       
          Native American      0   0.0          145  67.2            50.0                       
          Asian                0   0.0          221  77.7            50.0                       
          Hispanic             0   0.0          976  62.0            50.0                       
                                                                                                
       Note: Rates are per 1,000 live births.                                                   
                                                                                                
                     NUMBER OF INFANTS BORN WITH BIRTH DEFECTS, 1999-2003                       
                                                                                                
                               GAGE                  NEBRASKA                                   
                           # of      % of          # of      % of                               
                          Infants Total Births    Infants Total Births                          
    Infants with birth                                                                          
     defects                   40      2.9         4,534        3.6                             
                                                                                                
                          TEEN AGE BIRTHS BY AGE AND RACE/ETHNICITY, 2000-2004                  
                   GAGE                              NEBRASKA                                   
    Age of Mother  10-17        15-17            10-17        15-17                             
                NUMBER   %   NUMBER   %       NUMBER   %   NUMBER   %                           
    All Births     28   2.1     27   2.0      3,715   2.9  3,583   2.8                          
    White          27   2.0     26   2.0      2,792   2.5  2,718   2.4                          
    Black           0   0.0      0   0.0        631   8.8    586   8.2                          
    Native Amer     0   0.0      0   0.0        184   8.5    179   8.3                          
    Asian           1   9.1      1   9.1         36   1.3     35   1.2                          
    Hispanic        2   8.0      2   8.0        881   5.6    846   5.4                          
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
               PERCENTAGE OF PREGNANT WOMEN WHO SMOKE DURING PREGNANCY, 2000-2004               
                                                                                                
    NUMBER OF CIGARETTES                                      NEBRASKA YEAR 2010                
    SMOKED PER DAY           GAGE                 NEBRASKA         OBJECTIVE                    
    1-10                         14.4              10.4                 --                      
    11-20                         5.2               2.8                 --                      
    21+                           0.6               0.6                 --                      
    Unknown                       1.6               0.3                 --                      
                                                                                                
    TOTAL                        21.8              14.1                 2.0                     
                                                                                                
    Note: These figures are based on pregnant women who have a live birth.                      
                                                                                                
                PERCENT BEGINNING PRENATAL CARE IN THE FIRST TRIMESTER, 2000-2004               
                                                                                                
                                                              NEBRASKA YEAR 2010                
    RACE                     GAGE                 NEBRASKA         OBJECTIVE                    
    White                        84.0              84.7                90.0                     
    Black                        50.0              70.5                90.0                     
    Native American              66.7              68.3                90.0                     
    Asian                        90.0              82.2                90.0                     
                                                                                                
    Total                        83.9              83.2                90.0                     
                                                                                                
    Hispanic                     54.2              69.3                90.0                     
                                                                                                
    Note: These figures are based on pregnant women who have a live birth.                      
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
       CHILDREN AGED 19-35 MONTHS UP-TO-DATE ON IMMUNIZATIONS, July 2003 - June 2004            
                                                                                                
                                                                          NEBRASKA              
                                   GAGE               NEBRASKA             CURRENT              
                                                                          OBJECTIVE             
    % of children receiving      County-level data                                              
    4 DTP/3 Polio/1 Measles-       not avaliable        82.4%                90%                
    Containing Vaccine/3 Hib/                                                                   
    3 Hepatitis B                                                                               
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
        RISK FACTOR PREVALENCE                                                                  
                                                                                                
       BRFSS RISK FACTOR PREVALENCE ESTIMATES (ADULTS AGE 18 OR OLDER), 2000-2004               
                                                                                                
                                    GAGE                NEBRASKA         NEBRASKA               
                                          * % WITH          % WITH      YEAR 2010               
    RISK FACTOR                     (N)   BEHAVIOR   (N)   BEHAVIOR     OBJECTIVE               
    Obese (body mass                                                                            
       index 30 or higher)          780     25.2   23,583    22.4          15%                  
    No leisure-time                                                                             
     physical activity              818     28.8   24,965    25.0          15%                  
    Currently smoke                                                                             
     cigarettes                     819     18.4   24,932    21.1          12%                  
    Chronic drinking                                                                            
     60+/Mo Men - 30+/Mo Women      690      5.3   21,579     4.8          --                   
    No health insurance             817      8.7   24,932    11.9           0%                  
    Could not see physician in                                                                  
     past 12 months due to cost     510      5.9   16,873     8.4           4%                  
                                                                                                
    Mammogram                                                                                   
     in past two                                                                                
     years (Ages 40+)               237     68.5    6,913    75.5          75%                  
    Immunization rates (65+)                                                                    
     Flu shot past 12 months        238     70.4    6,210    71.5          90%                  
     Pneumonia immunization         232     68.7    6,123    63.2          90%                  
                                                                                                
    General health good to                                                                      
     excellent (self-reported)      818     86.7   24,924    87.4          --                   
    Ten or more days in past 30                                                                 
     days health not good                                                                       
      Physical health               631     10.0   20,236     9.7          --                   
      Mental health                 634     10.1   20,276     9.5          --                   
                                                                                                
    * Note: With the exception of Sarpy, county percentages are the                             
      Health District percentage containing the county.  Douglas and                            
      Lancaster counties are their own Health District                                          
                                                                                                
                           YOUTH RISK BEHAVIORS, GRADES 9-12, 2003                              
                                                                 NEBRASKA YEAR 2010             
                                          NEBRASKA       U.S.           OBJECTIVE               
    Smoking at least once in                                                                    
     past 30 days                           24%          35%               15%                  
                                                                                                
    Drank alcohol on at least                                                                   
     1 of past 30 days                      47%          50%               --                   
                                                                                                
    Binge drinking (5+ drinks                                                                   
     on an occasion) in past                                                                    
     30 days                                32%          32%               25%                  
                                                                                                
    Drinking and driving                                                                        
     in past 30 days                        21%          13%               10%                  
                                                                                                
    Riding in a motor vehicle with                                                              
     someone who has been drinking                                                              
     alcohol (past 30 days)                 39%          33%               30%                  
                                                                                                
    Ever used marijuana in lifetime         35%          49%               --                   
                                                                                                
    Used marijuana in past 30 days          18%          27%               5%                   
                                                                                                
    Ever used cocaine (any form) in                                                             
        lifetime                             7%          10%               --                   
                                                                                                
    Ever used inhalants (sniffed glue,                                                          
     breathed contents of aerosol spray                                                         
     cans, inhaled paints/sprays to get                                                         
     high) in lifetime                      12%          15%               --                   
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
            RACIAL/ETHNIC RISK FACTOR PREVALENCE ESTIMATES, AGES 18 & OLDER, 2000-2004          
                                                                                                
                                              State-Level Data Only                             
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                      African   Native   Asian   Hispanic                       
     Risk Factor                      American American American American  White                
                                                                                                
     Obese (BMI 30 or higher)           34       39       11       24       23                  
                                                                                                
     No leisure-time physical activity  34       29       25       44       25                  
                                                                                                
     Currently smoke cigarettes         27       44       20       18       23                  
                                                                                                
     General health good to excellent   77       76       89       73       86                  
                                                                                                
     No health insurance                20       27       14       45       11                  
                                                                                                
     Could not afford to see physician  17       21       13       17        9                  
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
        ENVIRONMENTAL DATA                                                                      
                                                                                                
       NITRATE LEVELS IN COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEMS, 2000-2004                                     
                                                                                                
               GAGE                     NEBRASKA                                                
                                                                                                
               % OF                       % OF                                                  
      # OF   COMM POP AVERAGE    # OF   COMM POP AVERAGE                                        
     COMMNTY DRINKING NITRATE   COMMNTY DRINKING NITRATE    NEBRASKA YEAR 2010                  
     SYSTEMS  >10 PPM  LEVEL*   SYSTEMS  >10 PPM  LEVEL*        OBJECTIVE                       
                                                               < 1% who drink                   
       16       0.0     5.9       1351     1.0     3.0         water >10 ppm                    
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
     * Weighted average.  Weight is the number served by the water system.                      
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
           FLUORIDE LEVELS IN COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEMS, 2004                                     
                                                                                                
                GAGE                                   NEBRASKA                                 
                                                                                                
                                 % OF                                    % OF                   
              SYSTEMS          COMM POP               SYSTEMS          COMM POP                 
      # OF     WITH   COMMTY % DRINKING       # OF     WITH   COMMTY % DRINKING                 
     COMMNTY FLUORIDE OF 2000  FLUORIDE      COMMNTY FLUORIDE OF 2000  FLUORIDE                 
     SYSTEMS .75-1 PPM CENSUS .75-1 PPM      SYSTEMS .75-1 PPM CENSUS .75-1 PPM                 
                                                                                                
       14        2     75.9       7.5          607       97    81.1       67.5                  
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
    Nebraska Year 2010 Objective: at least 80% of people served by community                    
                                  water systems receive optimal levels of                       
                                  fluoride (.75-1 ppm).                                         
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
               HIGH BLOOD LEAD LEVELS IN CHILDREN UNDER AGE 6, 2002-2004                        
                                                                                                
              GAGE                      NEBRASKA                                                
                                                                                                
                 # w/High     %          # w/High      %    NEBRASKA YEAR 2010                  
     LEAD LEVEL Blood Lead Tested       Blood Lead  Tested      OBJECTIVE                       
                                                                                                
     >9ug/dL        16        3.0          1846       3.3      0% (>9ug/dL)                     
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
        AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES                                                                
                                                                                                
                           HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN PRACTICE, 2003                               
                                                                                                
                                     GAGE                        NEBRASKA                       
                                            # Persons                  # Persons                
                                  # of      Served per       # of      Served per               
    PROFESSION              Practitioners Practitioner Practitioners Practitioner               
                                                                                                
General/Family Practice           12           1947          677          2569                  
Internal Medicine                  2          11682          227          7662                  
Pediatrics                         1          23363          162         10736                  
OB/Gynecology                      1          23363          143         12163                  
Psychiatry                         1          23363          140         12424                  
Physician Assistant                5           4673          445          3909                  
Nurse Practitioner                 2          11682          329          5287                  
Licensed Practical Nurse         167            140         6337           274                  
Dentist                           11           2124         1084          1605                  
Registered Nurse                 210            111        18257            95                  
Note: Persons served was calculated using 2003 census estimates.                                
                                                                                                
 RN's (2002) & Primary Care Physicians (2004) by Race/Ethnicity                                 
                             # RN's # Primary Care Physicians # RN's # Primary Care Physicians  
 White                          160             13            15729           1023              
 Black                            .              0              166             15              
 Native American                  1              0               54              5              
 Asian                            .              1              117             43              
 Hispanic                         .              0              183             25              
 Other Race/Ethnicity/Unknown     .              0               85              4              
                                                                                                
                       FEDERAL SHORTAGE AREA DESIGNATIONS, 2003                                 
                                                                                                
                                     GAGE                        NEBRASKA                       
        HPSA                           Part                        Part                         
        MUA/MUP                        No                          Part                         
                                                                                                
                            EMERGENCY SERVICES, 2003                                            
                                                                                                
        SERVICE                           GAGE                   NEBRASKA                       
    Ambulance services                           5                 394                          
                                                                                                
                          AVAILABILITY OF TRANSPORATION, 1998                                   
                                                                                                
                 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE IN GAGE ?  YES .                               
                                                                                                
            COMMUNITIES SERVED BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN GAGE :                               
                                                                                                
                    Adams, Barneston, Beatrice, Blue Springs, Clatonia, Cortland,               
                    DeWitt, Ellis, Filley, Holmesville, Lanham, Liberty, Odell,                 
                    Pickrell, Rockford, Virginia                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
        SERVICE UTILIZATION DATA                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                     MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY AND EXPENDITURES, FY 2003                             
                                                                                                
                           GAGE                           NEBRASKA                              
                        TOTAL PERSONS    % OF        TOTAL PERSONS    % OF                      
                        ELIGIBLE(#)   ELIGIBLES      ELIGIBLE(#)   ELIGIBLES                    
                                                                                                
    Medicaid                3,172        100.0         205,498        100.0                     
       Aged                   383         12.1          18,449          9.0                     
       Blind & Disabled       846         26.7          26,534         12.9                     
       ADC Children         1,603         50.5         134,743         65.6                     
       ADC Adults             340         10.7          25,772         12.5                     
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                             GAGE                          NEBRASKA                             
                              TOTAL    % OF TOTAL      TOTAL    % OF TOTAL                      
                             DOLLARS    MEDICAID      DOLLARS    MEDICAID                       
                              ($000)    DOLLARS        ($000)    DOLLARS                        
                                                                                                
    Medicaid                 $61,613     100.0     $1,280,005     100.0                         
       Aged                    9,965      17.5        353,582      29.4                         
       Blind & Disabled       40,743      71.4        432,011      36.0                         
       ADC Children            4,927       8.6        319,452      26.6                         
       ADC Adults              1,426       2.5         95,724       8.0                         
                                                                                                
               MEDICAID EXPENDITURES BY TYPE OF SERVICE PROVIDED, FY 2003                       
                                                                                                
                             GAGE                          NEBRASKA                             
                              TOTAL    % OF TOTAL      TOTAL    % OF TOTAL                      
                             DOLLARS    MEDICAID      DOLLARS    MEDICAID                       
                              ($000)    DOLLARS        ($000)    DOLLARS                        
                                                                                                
    All Medicaid             $61,613     100.0     $1,280,005     100.0                         
                                                                                                
    Medicaid Fee-for-Service  58,204      94.5        970,707      75.8                         
       Hospital--Inpatient     7,365      12.0        257,282      20.1                         
       Hospital--Outpatient    1,147       1.9         75,892       5.9                         
       ICF Mentally Retarded  35,909      58.3         50,253       3.9                         
       Nursing Facility        8,620      14.0        271,975      21.2                         
       Physician               1,650       2.7        100,083       7.8                         
       Dental                    455       0.7         33,337       2.6                         
       Prescribed Drugs        3,059       5.0        181,885      14.2                         
                                                                                                
    Other Medicaid (Includes                                                                    
       Capitated Payments)     3,409       5.5        309,298      24.2                         
                                                                                                
                                                                                                
                   UTILIZATION OF SERVICES BY PROGRAM, FY 2004                                  
                                                                                                
                             GAGE                          NEBRASKA                             
                             AVERAGE    AVERAGE       AVERAGE    AVERAGE                        
                             MONTHLY    PAYMENT       MONTHLY    PAYMENT                        
                          PARTICIPANTS    ($)      PARTICIPANTS    ($)                          
                                                                                                
    Aid to Dependent              98   $351.15*        12,237   $353.16*                        
       Children (ADC)                                                                           
    Food Stamp Program         1,325    $76.05**      111,435    $79.42**                       
                                                                                                
     *  Average payment per family.                                                             
     ** Average payment per person.                                                             
                                                                                                
                NUMBER OF PERSONS SERVED BY PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS                              
                                                                                                
    SERVICE PROVIDED                 GAGE                          NEBRASKA                     
                                                                                                
    WIC, UNDUPLICATED PERSONS SERVED, 2004                                                      
       Pregnant women seen                          40            4,527                         
       Breastfeeding clients seen                   34            5,609                         
       Postpartum women seen                       142           10,951                         
       Infants seen                                101            9,521                         
       Children seen                               412           39,835                         
                                        Native                             Native               
       Total WIC clients     Total  Black Am  Asian Hispanic    Total  Black Am  Asian Hispanic 
       seen in 2004           729     7     2     1     20     70,449 7,664 1,316 1,296 20,674  
                                                                                                
    Reproductive health, 2004                      288           42,421                         
                                                                                                
              NURSING HOME AND HOSPITAL LONG-TERM CARE OCCUPANCY, 2004                          
                                                                                                
                                            GAGE                  NEBRASKA                      
    Nursing Home and Hospital                                                                   
    Long-Term Care Facilities                                                                   
         Number of licensed beds                   343           17,130                         
         Occupancy rate                           83.7             82.7                         
                                                                                                
    Persons Aged 65 and Older                                                                   
    Living in Nursing Homes or                                                                  
    Hospital Long-Term Care                                                                     
    Facilities                                                                                  
         Number                                    268           12,710                         
         Percent of population                     6.1              5.5                         
           aged 65 and older                                                                    

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