California

California

Overall Rank: 17

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CA 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 smoking
  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • Low prevalence of physical inactivity

Challenges

  • High levels of air pollution
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment
  • Moderate violent crime rate

Highlights

  • In the past 2 years, high school graduation increased by 15 percent from 71.0 percent to 82.0 percent of incoming ninth graders.
  • Since 1990, violent crime decreased by 54 percent from 918 to 423 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 2 years, diabetes increased by 15 percent from 8.9 percent to 10.2 percent of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, drug deaths decreased by 14 percent from 12.8 to 11.0 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 2 years, disparity in health status increased by 10 percent from a 35.1 percent difference to a 38.6 percent difference between those without a high school education vs those with a high school education, the largest gap in the nation.

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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 50 13.9 view View Actions
All Determinants 17 0.294 view View Actions
All Outcomes 24 0.054 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 34 17.4 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 6 171 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 23 234.4 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 33 20.3 view View Actions
Chlamydia 28 444.9 view View Actions
Dentists 7 78 view View Actions
Diabetes 30 10.2 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 50 38.6 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 12 11 view View Actions
High School Graduation 22 82 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 10 72.6 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 28 69.3 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 4 4.6 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 11 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 43 17.5 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 10 6.7 view View Actions
Obesity 4 24.1 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 7 3.2 view View Actions
Overall 17 0.348 view View Actions
Pertussis 2 2.1 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 3 18.6 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 30 3.8 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 25 3.9 view View Actions
Premature Death 4 5590 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 9 45.3 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 22 122.2 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 12 104.4 view View Actions
Salmonella 15 12.1 view View Actions
Smoking 2 12.5 view View Actions
Violent Crime 35 423.1 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 29 75.2 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 26 67 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 31 18.9 view View Actions
Fruits 1 1.67 view View Actions
Heart Attack 6 3.3 view View Actions
Heart Disease 4 3.1 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 5 28.7 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 20 37.7 view View Actions
High Health Status 32 50.7 view View Actions
Income Disparity 47 0.49 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 21 33.7 view View Actions
Median Household Income 57528 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 11 48434 view View Actions
Physical Activity 6 78.6 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 6 9.6 view View Actions
Stroke 4 2.2 view View Actions
Suicide 8 10.5 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 21 26.5 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 51 17.3 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 49 8.9 view View Actions
Vegetables 1 2.21 view View Actions
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