Drugs and alcohol abuse were seen as the biggest ongoing health concerns in Suffolk County, with cancer coming in second. In Nassau, cancer topped the list of concerns, with drugs and alcohol landing in the second spot on the list.
Those are just two of the results in a Community Health Assessment Survey performed for the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council by the Long Island Health Collaborative. Here are the top five responses in each county, based on a survey of 2,677 paper and online respondents collected between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. There were 1,664 respondents for Nassau and 810 for Suffolk. The sample of those surveyed was not necessarily representative of Long Island as a whole, and there is no margin of error.
What are the biggest ongoing health concerns in the community where you live?
What are the biggest ongoing health concerns for yourself?
Identify potential barriers that people face when getting medical treatment:
What is most needed to improve the health of your community?
What screenings or education services are needed in your community?
You can read more about the health survey here. Interactive charts via amCharts
Correction: Due to incorrect information provided by the Long Island Health Collaborative, the rankings were in error in all but the first question in an earlier version of this data presentation.