Alabama

Alabama

Overall Rank: 47

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

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • High per capita public health funding
  • Moderate immunization coverage among children

Challenges

  • High prevalences of obesity, physical inactivity, & diabetes
  • High prevalence of low birthweight & high infant mortality rate
  • Limited availability of dentists

Highlights

  • Almost 1.2 million adults in Alabama are obese and more than 430,000 adults have diabetes.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased from 32.6 percent to 27.2 percent of adults. There are still more than 960,000 physically inactive adults in the state.
  • In the past year, binge drinking decreased from 13.7 percent to 12.3 percent of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, the violent crime rate increased from 380 to 450 crimes per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 5 years, the levels of air pollution decreased from 14.1 to 10.7 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter. It still ranks 40th among states.
  • In the past 2 years, the infant mortality rate decreased from 9.7 to 8.5 deaths per 1,000 live births. It still ranks 49th among states.

Disparities

  • In Alabama, 47.1 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 17.7 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.4 percent.

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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 40 10.7 view View Actions
All Determinants 46 -0.449 view View Actions
All Outcomes 50 -0.373 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 6 12.3 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 44 214.1 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 49 335.8 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 43 26.6 view View Actions
Chlamydia 46 619.8 view View Actions
Dentists 48 43.8 view View Actions
Diabetes 47 12.2 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 23 29.4 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 26 12.7 view View Actions
High School Graduation 43 71.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 38 57.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 21 71.3 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 49 8.49 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 46 0.614 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 24 13.9 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 47 9.9 view View Actions
Obesity 46 33 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 37 5.6 view View Actions
Overall 47 -0.822 view View Actions
Pertussis 13 3.0 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 42 27.2 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 50 5.2 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 47 5 view View Actions
Premature Death 49 10185 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 42 76.4 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 39 99.9 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 9 118.73 view View Actions
Salmonella 45 26.8 view View Actions
Smoking 42 23.8 view View Actions
Violent Crime 37 449.9 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 15 78.3 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 46 58.6 view View Actions
Fruits 45 0.79 view View Actions
Health Status 49 44.3 view View Actions
Heart Attack 46 5.76 view View Actions
Heart Disease 45 5.6 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 50 40.1 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 49 42 view View Actions
Income Disparity 40 0.4726 view View Actions
Low Health Status 49 24.98 view View Actions
Median Household Income 43 43464 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 17 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 42 35625 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 48 14.9 view View Actions
Stroke 50 4.58 view View Actions
Suicide 27 14.2 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 41 40.5 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 24 13.5 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 31 8 view View Actions
Vegetables 46 0.73 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 22.9 view View Actions