Arkansas

Arkansas

Overall Rank: 48

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Small disparity in health status by education level
  • High per capita public health funding

Challenges

  • Limited availability of dentists
  • Low immunization among adolescent females for HPV
  • High prevalence of obesity

Highlights

  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 11% from 34.4% to 30.7% of adults.
  • In the past year, disparity in health status by education level increased 5% from 24.2% to 25.4%.
  • In the past year, MCV4 immunizations increased 60% from 40.4% to 64.8% of adolescents.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty increased 18% from 25.2% to 29.7% of children.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths increased 10% from 196.9 to 216.9 per 100,000 population.

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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 37 9.7 view View Actions
All Determinants 48 -0.584 view View Actions
All Outcomes 48 -0.304 view View Actions
Behaviors 47 -0.223 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 46 216.9 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 47 313.4 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 48 29.7 view View Actions
Chlamydia 43 523.8 view View Actions
Clinical Care 46 -0.149 view View Actions
Community & Environment 49 -0.147 view View Actions
Dentists 50 40.9 view View Actions
Diabetes 46 12.7 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 14 25.4 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 17 12.1 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 8 14.3 view View Actions
High School Graduation 20 84.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 45 -1.152 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 44 66 view View Actions
Immunization HPV male 47 11.4 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 47 7.5 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 46 0.883 view View Actions
Injury Deaths 77 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 35 13.9 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 40 8.8 view View Actions
Obesity 50 35.9 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 43 6.7 view View Actions
Overall 48 -0.888 view View Actions
Pertussis 40 15.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 49 30.7 view View Actions
Policy 42 -0.065 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 46 4.4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 47 4.8 view View Actions
Premature Death 45 9586 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 46 65.9 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 39 105.3 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 16 90.29 view View Actions
Salmonella 44 23.9 view View Actions
Smoking 48 24.7 view View Actions
Violent Crime 41 460.3 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Binge Drinking 8 13.3 view View Actions
Cholesterol Check 46 72.3 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 11 5.1 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 47 57.1 view View Actions
Fruits 43 1.21 view View Actions
Heart Attack 48 6.7 view View Actions
Heart Disease 48 6.2 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 44 38.7 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 46 42.4 view View Actions
High Health Status 49 44 view View Actions
High School Graduation AFGR 82.4 view View Actions
Immunization HPV female 49 23.4 view View Actions
Immunization MCV4 43 64.8 view View Actions
Immunization Tdap 35 84.6 view View Actions
Income Disparity 34 0.471 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 34 36.4 view View Actions
Median Household Income 44 44922 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 17.8 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 43 37751 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 43 12.71 view View Actions
Stroke 50 5.1 view View Actions
Suicide 38 17.6 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 50 43.5 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 14 10.2 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 26 6.1 view View Actions
Vegetables 33 1.78 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 19.1 view View Actions

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