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Extension HELPS YOU Live Well

The State of Oklahoma Families

The State of Oklahoma Families

Statewide Statistics:

The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and its Family & Consumer Sciences Educators provide research-based programs to improve on these socio-economic indicators. Our goals are listed below, along with some challenging statistics for the state.

Health & Hunger

Working toward increasing the number of Oklahomans maintaining or improving their health through safe and healthy food and physical activity choices.

  • 391 children died in infancy (7.4 per 1,000 births)
  • 53,122 babies were born in Oklahoma in 2015
  • 4,249 babies had low birth weight in 2015, 8% of live births
  • 56,401 Oklahomans had diabetes
  • 20% of Oklahomans were active smokers
  • 33% were estimated to be obese
  • 30% of Oklahomans were found to be physically inactive
  • 16% of Oklahomans did not have access to a reliable source of food
  • 9% of Oklahomans had limited access to healthy food

Safety & Environment

Working toward helping Oklahomans reduce risks that could harm their health, well-being, and safety in their homes, homesteads, and communities. 

  • 16,878 violent crimes (439 per 100,000) were
    committed
  • 17,883 deaths resulted from injury (92 per 100,000 residents)
  • 15% of Oklahoma homes had severe problems such as overcrowding, high housing costs, or lack of kitchen or plumbing features
  • 94% of Oklahomans were potentially exposed to water with a health-related violation

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THE STATE OF THE OKLAHOMA FAMILIES BY COUNTY IN 2018

THE STATE OF THE OKLAHOMA FAMILIES BY COUNTY IN 2017

THE STATE OF THE OKLAHOMA FAMILIES IN 2015