Alabama

Alabama

Overall Rank: 46

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AL Overall (1990-2015) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High immunization coverage among children
  • Small disparity in health status by education level

Challenges

  • Low immunization among adolescent males for HPV
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • High infant mortality rate

Highlights

  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 12% from 31.5% to 27.6% of adults.
  • In the past year, excessive drinking increased 8% from 12.3% to 13.3% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, disparity in health status by education level decreased 31% from 29.4% to 20.2%.
  • In the past 10 years, infant mortality increased 2% from 8.5 to 8.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty decreased 4% from 26.2% to 25.2% of children.

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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 34 9.5 view View Actions
All Determinants 43 -0.371 view View Actions
All Outcomes 49 -0.325 view View Actions
Behaviors 40 -0.128 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 43 211.6 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 49 330.1 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 41 25.2 view View Actions
Chlamydia 48 611 view View Actions
Clinical Care 48 -0.175 view View Actions
Community & Environment 45 -0.095 view View Actions
Dentists 48 44.0 view View Actions
Diabetes 47 12.9 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 3 20.2 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 16 12 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 4 13.3 view View Actions
High School Graduation 33 80 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 35 -0.564 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 7 76.9 view View Actions
Immunization HPV male 49 9 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 49 8.7 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 45 0.763 view View Actions
Injury Deaths 74.9 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 31 12.9 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 48 10 view View Actions
Obesity 46 33.5 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 38 5.4 view View Actions
Overall 46 -0.696 view View Actions
Pertussis 9 4.1 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 43 27.6 view View Actions
Policy 17 0.028 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 48 4.6 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 47 4.8 view View Actions
Premature Death 48 10095 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 45 65.4 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 40 103.5 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 9 104.86 view View Actions
Salmonella 42 22.5 view View Actions
Smoking 40 21.1 view View Actions
Violent Crime 37 430.8 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Binge Drinking 4 12 view View Actions
Cholesterol Check 19 77.6 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 6 4.5 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 39 60 view View Actions
Fruits 46 1.15 view View Actions
Heart Attack 47 5.9 view View Actions
Heart Disease 45 5.6 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 49 40.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 50 44.4 view View Actions
High Health Status 47 44.7 view View Actions
High School Graduation AFGR 74.8 view View Actions
Immunization HPV female 36 35.3 view View Actions
Immunization MCV4 36 71.6 view View Actions
Immunization Tdap 19 88.6 view View Actions
Income Disparity 36 0.476 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 46 38.4 view View Actions
Median Household Income 48 42278 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 17.1 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 47 37493 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 48 15.1 view View Actions
Stroke 49 4.7 view View Actions
Suicide 29 14.8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 41 34.3 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 37 12.6 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 40 6.8 view View Actions
Vegetables 37 1.75 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 18 view View Actions

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