Arkansas

Arkansas

Overall Rank: 49

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AR 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 per capita public health funding
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment

Challenges

  • High incidence of infectious disease
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • Limited availability of dentists

Highlights

  • In the past 2 years, obesity increased by 12 percent from 30.9 percent to 34.6 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, children in poverty decreased by 20 percent from 29.6 percent to 23.8 percent of children.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children decreased by 14 percent from 66.4 percent to 57.1 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months, the lowest immunization coverage in the nation.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among adolescents increased by 18 percent from 40.1 percent to 47.5 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years. However, Arkansas still ranks 49th among the states.
  • Premature death remains virtually unchanged in the last 25 years, increasing from 9523 to 9656 years lost 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 42 10.3 view View Actions
All Determinants 49 -0.655 view View Actions
All Outcomes 45 -0.279 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 6 12.5 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 46 214.9 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 47 313.7 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 40 23.8 view View Actions
Chlamydia 44 565.4 view View Actions
Dentists 50 41.7 view View Actions
Diabetes 44 11.5 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 9 24.2 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 24 12.6 view View Actions
High School Graduation 34 78 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 49 47.5 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 50 57.1 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 39 7.2 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 49 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 36 16.2 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 38 8.7 view View Actions
Obesity 48 34.6 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 46 7.5 view View Actions
Overall 49 -0.934 view View Actions
Pertussis 20 8.4 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 48 31.5 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 47 4.4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 45 4.8 view View Actions
Premature Death 47 9656 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 44 71.6 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 39 102.6 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 15 98.62 view View Actions
Salmonella 50 47.8 view View Actions
Smoking 48 25.9 view View Actions
Violent Crime 40 469.1 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 46 72.3 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 50 54.9 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 7 13.7 view View Actions
Fruits 43 1.21 view View Actions
Heart Attack 36 5.1 view View Actions
Heart Disease 46 5.3 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 44 38.7 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 46 42.4 view View Actions
High Health Status 49 42.7 view View Actions
Income Disparity 32 0.469 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 29 36.1 view View Actions
Median Household Income 39919 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 17.8 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 42 36698 view View Actions
Physical Activity 48 65.6 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 45 13.3 view View Actions
Stroke 48 4.5 view View Actions
Suicide 36 16.7 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 47 45.7 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 30 13.7 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 34 7.5 view View Actions
Vegetables 33 1.78 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 19.1 view View Actions

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