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California - 2012

Overall
Ranking

21

  • Outcomes Rank 17
  • Determinants Rank 21
  • Overall Rank 21
  • Diabetes Rank 17
  • Smoking Rank 2
  • Obesity Rank 5
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 infant mortality rate
  • Low prevalence of obesity & sedentary lifestyle
  • Low prevalence of smoking

 

Challenges:

  • High incidence of infectious disease
  • High levels of air pollution
  • Low high school graduation rate

 

Highlights:

  • Although fewer adults smoke in California as a percentage of population compared to other states, 3.9 million adults still smoke.
  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 63.1 to 51.9 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past ten years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased from 332.90 to 250.4 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, the incidence of infectious disease increased from 8.5 to 17.0 cases per 100,000 population.
  • More than 2.5 million adults in the state have diabetes.
  • More than 6.7 million adults in California are obese, and 5.4 million lead a sedentary lifestyle.

 

Disparities:

  • In California, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 37.7 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 21.6 percent; sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among Hispanics at 27.0 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 16.1 percent; and smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 17.8 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 12.6 percent and Hispanics at 12.2 percent.

 

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

California - 2012

Overall
Ranking

21

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