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Alabama - 2012

Overall
Ranking

45

  • Outcomes Rank 49
  • Determinants Rank 44
  • Overall Rank 45
  • Diabetes Rank 46
  • Smoking Rank 41
  • Obesity Rank 47
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)

Strengths:

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

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of diabetes
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High prevalence of smoking

 

Highlights:

  • Diabetes has nearly doubled in the last 10 years, with 624,000 adults affected.
  • In the last year, the violent crime rate decreased from 450 to 378 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • In the past five years, the rate of uninsured population increased from 13.5 percent to 15.9 percent.
  • In the past year, binge drinking decreased from 11.4 percent to 10.4 percent of the population.
  • Over 1.5 million people in Alabama are obese, a half million more than 10 years ago.
  • Over one million adults smoke in Alabama, just 86,000 less than ten years ago.

 

Disparities:

  • In Alabama, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 42.4 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 29.0 percent. Diabetes also varies by race and ethnicity in the state; 15.3 percent of non-Hispanic blacks have diabetes compared to 10.9 percent of non-Hispanic whites.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.adph.org

Alabama - 2012

Overall
Ranking

45

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2012 2011
Measures Changes Over Time Rank Value Rank Value Take Action
Teen Birth Rate graph 42 43.6 39 53 View Actions
Drug Deaths graph 23 13.2 15 11.7 View Actions
Chlamydia graph 45 565.7 46 550.7 View Actions
Preterm Birth graph 49 15.6 49 13.6 View Actions
Income Disparity graph 39 0.4735 45 0.472 View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita graph 42 34650 42 33516 View Actions
Underemployment Rate graph 37 16.2 36 17.3 View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual graph 41 9.8 31 9.5 View Actions
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