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Alaska - 2013

Overall
Ranking

25

  • Outcomes Rank 5
  • Determinants Rank 26
  • Overall Rank 25
  • Diabetes Rank 1
  • Smoking Rank 32
  • Obesity Rank 13
AK Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)

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.

 

State Health Department Web Site: http://health.hss.state.ak.us

Alaska - 2013

Overall
Ranking

25

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