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Alabama - 2013



  • Outcomes Rank 50
  • Determinants Rank 46
  • Overall Rank 47
  • Diabetes Rank 47
  • Smoking Rank 42
  • Obesity Rank 46
AL 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)


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



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



  • 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 450crimes 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.



  • 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.


State Health Department Web Site: www.adph.org

Alabama - 2013



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