Alaska

Alaska

Overall Rank: 27

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.

Strengths

  • High per capita public health funding
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight
  • Low prevalence of diabetes

Challenges

  • High incidence of chlamydia
  • Low immunization coverage among adolescents
  • High violent crime rate

Highlights

  • In the past year, smoking decreased 12% from 22.6% to 19.9% of adults.
  • In the past year, HPV immunization among females aged 13 to 17 years increased 27% from 27.1% to 34.4%.
  • In the past 2 years, obesity increased 16% from 25.7% to 29.7% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 24% from 53.1 to 40.1 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Since 1990, violent crime increased 41% from 455 to 640 offenses per 100,000 population.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 4 6 view View Actions
All Determinants 30 -0.114 view View Actions
All Outcomes 10 0.171 view View Actions
Behaviors 43 -0.147 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 32 194.1 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 8 214.9 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 13 15.6 view View Actions
Chlamydia 50 789.4 view View Actions
Clinical Care 1 0.166 view View Actions
Community & Environment 37 -0.055 view View Actions
Dentists 2 78.3 view View Actions
Diabetes 3 7.4 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 12 25.3 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 34 15.3 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 47 21.7 view View Actions
High School Graduation 46 71.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 49 -1.621 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 39 67.3 view View Actions
Immunization HPV male 40 13.3 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 17 5.4 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 49 1.09 view View Actions
Injury Deaths 85.8 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 47 17.8 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 1 5.8 view View Actions
Obesity 26 29.7 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 30 4.7 view View Actions
Overall 27 0.057 view View Actions
Pertussis 48 43.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 7 19.2 view View Actions
Policy 45 -0.078 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 9 3.1 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 16 3.5 view View Actions
Premature Death 36 7758 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 7 40.1 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 31 114.2 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 1 226.69 view View Actions
Salmonella 11 11.9 view View Actions
Smoking 33 19.9 view View Actions
Violent Crime 50 640.4 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Binge Drinking 45 20.2 view View Actions
Cholesterol Check 48 70.1 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 49 8.8 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 28 64.4 view View Actions
Fruits 19 1.4 view View Actions
Heart Attack 5 3.3 view View Actions
Heart Disease 1 2.4 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 12 29.8 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 27 38.6 view View Actions
High Health Status 9 56.3 view View Actions
High School Graduation AFGR 79.9 view View Actions
Immunization HPV female 39 34.4 view View Actions
Immunization MCV4 48 56.9 view View Actions
Immunization Tdap 47 73.8 view View Actions
Income Disparity 1 0.418 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 28 35.1 view View Actions
Median Household Income 5 67629 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 12.4 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 8 52901 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 11 10.03 view View Actions
Stroke 6 2.4 view View Actions
Suicide 49 23.1 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 35 30.3 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 25 11.5 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 40 6.8 view View Actions
Vegetables 5 2.03 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 10.6 view View Actions

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