Alabama

Alabama

Overall Rank: 43

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AL All Outcomes (1990-2014) 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 immunization coverage among children
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment

Challenges

  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • Limited availability of dentists
  • High prevalence of diabetes

Highlights

  • In the past 2 years, smoking decreased by 12 percent from 24.3 percent to 21.5 percent of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, binge drinking decreased by 18 percent from 13.7 percent to 11.2 percent of adults, the second lowest rate in the nation.
  • Children in poverty remains virtually the same as 25 years ago, at 26.4 percent of children. In 1990, the rate was 26.2 percent of children.
  • In the past 2 years, diabetes increased by 17 percent from 11.8 percent to 13.8 percent of adults, the highest rate in the nation.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 32 percent from 12.7 to 8.6 deaths per 1,000 live births. However, Alabama still ranks 49th among states.

Disparities

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 36 10 view View Actions
All Determinants 41 -0.335 view View Actions
All Outcomes 49 -0.329 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 2 11.2 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 43 211.5 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 49 329.2 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 43 26.4 view View Actions
Chlamydia 48 637.6 view View Actions
Dentists 48 43.8 view View Actions
Diabetes 50 13.8 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 3 19.4 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 18 11.7 view View Actions
High School Graduation 43 75 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 25 65.5 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 6 77 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 49 8.6 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 45 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 25 13.4 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 48 10 view View Actions
Obesity 43 32.4 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 34 5.3 view View Actions
Overall 43 -0.664 view View Actions
Pertussis 8 4.4 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 44 29.2 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 47 4.4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 47 4.9 view View Actions
Premature Death 48 10008 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 43 71.5 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 40 101.9 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 6 116.5 view View Actions
Salmonella 43 23.9 view View Actions
Smoking 38 21.5 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 19 77.6 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 46 58.6 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 3 12.3 view View Actions
Fruits 46 1.15 view View Actions
Heart Attack 47 5.9 view View Actions
Heart Disease 46 5.3 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 49 40.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 50 44.4 view View Actions
High Health Status 47 44.4 view View Actions
Income Disparity 35 0.475 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 37 37.5 view View Actions
Median Household Income 41381 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 17.1 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 44 36481 view View Actions
Physical Activity 45 68.5 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 48 14.6 view View Actions
Stroke 50 4.7 view View Actions
Suicide 30 15 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 42 39.2 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 20 12.2 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 18 6.5 view View Actions
Vegetables 37 1.75 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 18.0 view View Actions

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