- The majority of the population within the Alabama Black Belt counties are insured under Medicaid (over 90% in each census block group).
- The Black Belt’s median household income (at the block group level) ranges from less than $3,542 to $69,070.
- The Black Belt’s racial composition in not very diverse – it is comprised of predominately Black of African American people.
High school students who have ever used a tobacco product, by product:
- Cigarettes: 44.6%
- Smokeless tobacco: 20.7%
- Cigars: 30.2%
- Bidis or kreteks: 4.8%
- Pipe: 13.3%
- Any product: 53.2%
Cancer center facts:
- There are 78 total ‘all services’ located in Alabama, 13 of them being comprehensive programs. 39 ‘all services’ are located within the Black Belt. Of 39, 0 are comprehensive programs and six are treatment centers.
- Montgomery, the state capital, second largest city in the state, and largest city in the Black Belt, is the region’s only major concentration of ‘all services’.
See Also: GHEA video about the density of health care providers and facilities that are equipped to treat the priority state’s with the heaviest tobacco-use and cancer burden.