Alaska

Alaska

Overall Rank: 25

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AK All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low levels of air pollution
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment

Challenges

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

Highlights

  • Almost 110,000 adults smoke in Alaska.
  • In the past year, binge drinking decreased from 20.8 percent to 16.8 percent of adults.
  • High school graduation rates improved in the past 5 years from 64.1 percent to 75.5 percent of incoming ninth graders who graduate within 4 years.
  • The violent crime rate decreased from 688 offenses per 100,000 population in 2007 to 603 offenses this year.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children decreased from 64.7 percent to 59.5 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months.
  • In the past year, the infant mortality rate decreased from 6.3 to 5.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Disparities

  • In Alaska, 54.0 percent of adults aged 25 years and older with at least a high school education report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 34.3 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 19.7 percent.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 2 5.4 view View Actions
All Determinants 26 0.053 view View Actions
All Outcomes 5 0.222 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 24 16.8 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 32 195 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 12 222.3 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 5 13.3 view View Actions
Chlamydia 50 808 view View Actions
Dentists 3 80.9 view View Actions
Diabetes 1 7 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 1 19.7 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 41 15.9 view View Actions
High School Graduation 37 75.5 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 45 53.7 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 50 59.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 13 5.26 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 38 0.151 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 43 18.6 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 1 6 view View Actions
Obesity 13 25.7 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 47 8.4 view View Actions
Overall 25 0.275 view View Actions
Pertussis 18 3.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 7 18.4 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 7 3.2 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 15 3.6 view View Actions
Premature Death 26 7325 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 12 53.1 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 28 112.1 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 2 212.64 view View Actions
Salmonella 2 7.6 view View Actions
Smoking 32 20.5 view View Actions
Violent Crime 48 603.2 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 49 67.8 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 23 67.4 view View Actions
Fruits 15 1.05 view View Actions
Health Status 18 53.7 view View Actions
Heart Attack 3 3.00 view View Actions
Heart Disease 4 3.2 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 14 29.4 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 3 34.4 view View Actions
Income Disparity 2 0.4232 view View Actions
Low Health Status 10 14.10 view View Actions
Median Household Income 7 63648 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 11.3 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 10 46778 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 13 10.4 view View Actions
Stroke 19 2.61 view View Actions
Suicide 50 23.3 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 37 36.2 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 19 13 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 25 7.4 view View Actions
Vegetables 6 0.85 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 14.1 view View Actions