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California - 2013

Overall
Ranking

21

  • Outcomes Rank 21
  • Determinants Rank 21
  • Overall Rank 21
  • Diabetes Rank 26
  • Smoking Rank 2
  • Obesity Rank 10
CA 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 prevalence of smoking
  • Low prevalence of physical inactivity
  • Low infant mortality, cancer deaths & premature death rates

 

Challenges:

  • High levels of air pollution
  • High percentage of uninsured population
  • Low immunization among children

 

Highlights:

  • Although fewer adults smoke in California as a percentage of population compared to other states, almost 3.7 million adults still smoke.
  • More than 7.3 million adults in California are obese, and 5.3 million are physically inactive. In the past year, the prevalence of obesity increased from 23.8 percent to 25.0 percent of adults.
  • Almost 2.9 million, or 9.8 percent, of adults in the state have diabetes.
  • In the past year, the drug death rate decreased from 12.8 to 11.0 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • After increasing from 2002 through 2008, the percentage of low birthweight infants steadied at 6.8 percent of births.
  • The rate of preventable hospitalizations continues to steadily decrease from 72.9 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees in 2001 to 49.9 discharges this year.

 

Disparities:

  • In California, 58.6 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 20.4 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 38.2 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.cdph.ca.gov

California - 2013

Overall
Ranking

21

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