California

California

Overall Rank: 21

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CA All Outcomes (1990-2013) 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 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.

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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 15.1 view View Actions
All Determinants 21 0.227 view View Actions
All Outcomes 21 0.083 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 25 16.9 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 6 172.3 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 24 241.3 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 32 22 view View Actions
Chlamydia 31 447.7 view View Actions
Dentists 7 78 view View Actions
Diabetes 26 9.8 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 48 38.3 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 16 11.0 view View Actions
High School Graduation 29 78.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 17 67.1 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 32 66.8 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 6 4.84 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 17 -0.252 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 44 18.8 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 12 6.8 view View Actions
Obesity 10 25 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 2 2.9 view View Actions
Overall 21 0.31 view View Actions
Pertussis 30 6.2 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 6 18 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 22 3.8 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 20 3.8 view View Actions
Premature Death 6 5873 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 8 49.9 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 22 118.2 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 12 107.62 view View Actions
Salmonella 13 10.9 view View Actions
Smoking 2 12.6 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 24 75.5 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 26 67 view View Actions
Fruits 1 1.23 view View Actions
Health Status 24 52.7 view View Actions
Heart Attack 4 3.08 view View Actions
Heart Disease 5 3.4 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 4 27.8 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 11 36 view View Actions
Income Disparity 45 0.4822 view View Actions
Low Health Status 31 17.73 view View Actions
Median Household Income 13 57020 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 15 44980 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 5 9.8 view View Actions
Stroke 6 2.30 view View Actions
Suicide 7 10.8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 22 28.7 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 49 19.3 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 48 10.4 view View Actions
Vegetables 29 0.78 view View Actions
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