Possible explanations as for why Cuyahoga County is lower in health outcomes than the average Ohio county include behavioral factors, access to clinical care, social and economic factors, and environmental factors.
According to The Fox Chase Cancer Center, a health disparity can be defined as the existence of inequalities that prevent certain members of a population group from benefiting from the same health status as other groups.
As of the 2010 Census, there were 1,280,122 people, 571,457 households, and 319,996 families residing in the county.
The population density was 2,800 people per square mile (1,081/km²).
The name is also assigned to the Cuyahoga River, which bisects the county. After the discovery of the New World, the land that became Cuyahoga County was originally part of the French colony of Canada (New France), which was ceded in 1763 to Great Britain and renamed Province of Quebec.
Cuyahoga County is included in the Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. In the late 18th century the land became part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in the Northwest Territory, then was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company in 1795.
There were 571,457 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.40% were married couples living together, 15.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.90% were non-families.
32.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
Cuyahoga County had long been led by a three-member Board of County Commissioners.
Calabrese III; former Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judge Bridget Mc Cafferty; Cuyahoga County Sheriff Gerald Mc Faul; former Cleveland City Council member Sabra Pierce Scott; Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judge Steven Terry; and a wide range of attorneys, building inspectors, consultants, contractors, school district employees, and mid and low level county workers.
On November 3, 2009, county voters overwhelmingly approved the adoption of a new county charter which replaced the three-commissioner form of county government with an elected county executive and county prosecutor, and an 11-member county council.
Garfield was born in what was Cuyahoga County's Orange Township.
Cuyahoga County was created on June 7, 1807 and organized on May 1, 1810.