Arizona

Arizona

Overall Rank: 28

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AZ All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low occupational fatality rate
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Low rates of cancer deaths & cardiovascular deaths

Challenges

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • Low high school graduation rate
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

Highlights

  • Almost 1.2 million adults in Arizona are physically inactive, and almost 1.4 million are obese.
  • More than half a million adults in Arizona have diabetes.
  • In the past year, binge drinking decreased from 18.0 percent to 15.3 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, the incidence of pertussis infections increased from 8.3 to 13.0 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children increased from 60.4 percent to 67.5 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months.
  • Lack of health insurance, at 17.7 percent of the population, is at a 7 year low.

Disparities

  • In Arizona, 53.8 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 18.7 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 35.1 percent.

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Core Measure Impact

Which measures have the greatest impact on a state's overall ranking? The size of the circle or length of the bar illustrate the impact that each individual measure has on the state's overall rank. Green measures have a positive impact and red measures have a negative impact on the state's overall ranking.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 28 9.6 view View Actions
All Determinants 29 0.002 view View Actions
All Outcomes 27 0.018 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 14 15.3 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 5 171.1 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 7 218.3 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 41 26.2 view View Actions
Chlamydia 15 358 view View Actions
Dentists 28 55 view View Actions
Diabetes 35 10.6 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 47 35.1 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 42 16.0 view View Actions
High School Graduation 42 74.7 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 11 70.0 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 29 67.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 21 5.98 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 36 0.051 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 40 17.7 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 14 7 view View Actions
Obesity 16 26 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 4 3.2 view View Actions
Overall 28 0.02 view View Actions
Pertussis 43 13.0 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 22 22.5 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 30 4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 34 4.2 view View Actions
Premature Death 25 7135 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 10 51.4 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 42 96 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 47 45.4 view View Actions
Salmonella 20 13.3 view View Actions
Smoking 10 17.1 view View Actions
Violent Crime 36 428.9 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 30 73.7 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 36 61.6 view View Actions
Fruits 12 1.06 view View Actions
Health Status 34 50.2 view View Actions
Heart Attack 32 4.81 view View Actions
Heart Disease 19 4.1 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 5 28.1 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 37 40.2 view View Actions
Income Disparity 24 0.4608 view View Actions
Low Health Status 32 18.11 view View Actions
Median Household Income 36 47044 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 10.8 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 41 35979 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 33 12.1 view View Actions
Stroke 24 2.89 view View Actions
Suicide 42 17.6 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 39 38.5 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 41 15.9 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 34 8.2 view View Actions
Vegetables 13 0.81 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 17.4 view View Actions