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Arizona - 2012



  • Outcomes Rank 14
  • Determinants Rank 29
  • Overall Rank 26
  • Diabetes Rank 26
  • Smoking Rank 14
  • Obesity Rank 11
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)


  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Low rates of cancer deaths & cardiovascular deaths



  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians
  • Low high school graduation rate



  • Almost 1.2 million adults in Arizona lead a sedentary lifestyle, and 1.2 million are obese.
  • Almost half a million adults in Arizona have diabetes.
  • In the last year, children in poverty decreased from 27.3 percent of children under age 18 to 24.7 percent.
  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 61.5 to 52.9 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past year, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased from 218.3 to 210.3 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • More than 900,000 adults smoke in Arizona.



  • In Arizona, obesity is more prevalent among Hispanics at 31.0 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 24.1 percent.


State Health Department Web Site: www.azdhs.gov

Arizona - 2012



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