Colorado

Colorado

Overall Rank: 8

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CO Overall (1990-2015) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • Low prevalence of physical inactivity
  • Low prevalence of diabetes

Challenges

  • High incidence of pertussis
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • Large disparity in health status by education level

Highlights

  • In the past year, preventable hospitalizations decreased 13% from 38.2 to 33.2 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past year, children in poverty increased 23% from 14.0% to 17.2% of children.
  • In the past 2 years, smoking decreased 11% from 17.7% to 15.7% of adults.
  • In the past 10 years, cardiovascular deaths decreased 27% from 268.6 to 196.2 per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased 48% from 9.2 to 4.8 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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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 9 7 view View Actions
All Determinants 13 0.324 view View Actions
All Outcomes 4 0.236 view View Actions
Behaviors 9 0.131 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 3 162.2 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 2 196.2 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 21 17.2 view View Actions
Chlamydia 18 393 view View Actions
Clinical Care 16 0.073 view View Actions
Community & Environment 15 0.1 view View Actions
Dentists 11 68.7 view View Actions
Diabetes 2 7.3 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 46 35.2 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 35 15.8 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 35 19 view View Actions
High School Graduation 39 76.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 19 0.124 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 21 72.8 view View Actions
Immunization HPV male 24 21.9 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 5 4.8 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 33 0.097 view View Actions
Injury Deaths 74.3 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 27 12.2 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 40 8.8 view View Actions
Obesity 1 21.3 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 18 3.9 view View Actions
Overall 8 0.56 view View Actions
Pertussis 46 27.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 1 16.4 view View Actions
Policy 20 0.02 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 10 3.2 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 12 3.4 view View Actions
Premature Death 10 5982 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 3 33.2 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 23 123.2 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 18 82.96 view View Actions
Salmonella 16 12.2 view View Actions
Smoking 11 15.7 view View Actions
Violent Crime 24 308.0 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Binge Drinking 37 17.5 view View Actions
Cholesterol Check 25 76.4 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 35 6.5 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 18 67 view View Actions
Fruits 10 1.47 view View Actions
Heart Attack 2 3.1 view View Actions
Heart Disease 3 3 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 2 26.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 3 34.8 view View Actions
High Health Status 7 57.3 view View Actions
High School Graduation AFGR 76.4 view View Actions
Immunization HPV female 19 42.1 view View Actions
Immunization MCV4 24 76.8 view View Actions
Immunization Tdap 16 90.2 view View Actions
Income Disparity 20 0.458 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 2 28.5 view View Actions
Median Household Income 11 60940 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 14 48730 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 14 10.26 view View Actions
Stroke 1 1.8 view View Actions
Suicide 43 19.3 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 18 23.4 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 11 9.4 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 15 5 view View Actions
Vegetables 9 2 view View Actions
Youth Smoking view View Actions

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