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MSU Extension's Community Health Resources Program

337 Culbertson Hall
P.O. Box 172230
Bozeman, MT 59717

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Location: Culbertson Hall

Community Health Specialist:

David Young

MSU Extension - Community Health Resources

College Department

Montana Facts & Figures

Estimated Prevalence and Cost of Diabetes in Montana
The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in Montana is 5.6%. The total cost of diabetes for people in Montana in 2006 is estimated at $508,100,000. This estimate includes excess medical costs of $351,500,000 attributed to diabetes, and lost productivity valued at $156,600,000. Of the 944,630 Montana residents in 2006, approximately 52,900 have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Montana County Health Profiles 2009
The Public Health and Safety Division of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) maintains and distributes the County Health Profiles as reference documents. Revisions of the Profiles is ongoing as valid and reliable data are made available.

Montana Nonprofit Sector Report
Report highlights include:

1. Out of a total 5,439 charitable nonprofits in Montana (not including foundations of religious congregations) 1,668 filed IRS form 990.
2. Expenditures by the reporting charitable nonprofits totaled $2.8 billion and the held $4.9 billion in assets.
3. Between July 2005 and June 2006, Montana's 36,716 nonprofits employees were paid nearly $1.1 billion in wages.
4. The 183 foundations in Montana held over $400 million in assets and gave over $20 million in grants.
5. The average charitable contribution for itemizing taxpayers in Montana was $2,602 about 3.7% of their incomes.

Montana Stats and Profiles by City, County and Zipcode
Montana has 56 counties, 436 cities and 360 zipcodes. Search for population distribution, household/housing characteristics, and social and economic characteristics.

Montana Tobacco Use and Prevention
A few tobacco facts and figures:

1. The tobacco industry spends more than $40 million a year to market its products in Montana.
2. Every year, Montanans pay more than $216 million in medical expenditures attributable to smoking; and businesses pay more than $277 million in lost productivity due to illness and time off.
3. Every pack of cigarettes purchased in the United States costs society about $7half in medical costs and half in lost productivity.
4. Montana adult males use spit tobacco at a rate that is almost double the national average (12% compared to 8%).
5. Each day about four Montanans die prematurely from smoking-related diseases; these smoking-related diseases account for more deaths than due to AIDS, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, suicide, motor vehicle accidents and fires combined.