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Arizona - 2013

Overall
Ranking

28

  • Outcomes Rank 27
  • Determinants Rank 29
  • Overall Rank 28
  • Diabetes Rank 35
  • Smoking Rank 10
  • Obesity Rank 16
AZ 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:

  • 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.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.azdhs.gov

Arizona - 2013

Overall
Ranking

28

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