Colorado

Colorado

Overall Rank: 8

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

Challenges

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

Highlights

  • In the past year, pertussis increased by 256 percent from 8.2 to 29.2 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 13 percent from 43.7 to 38.2 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past year, diabetes decreased by 12 percent from 7.4 percent to 6.5 percent of adults, the lowest rate in the nation.
  • In the past 2 years, drug deaths decreased by 9 percent from 16.3 to 14.8 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, cardiovascular deaths decreased by 41 percent from 332.4 to 197.1 deaths per 100,000 population.

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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 7 6.8 view View Actions
All Determinants 11 0.35 view View Actions
All Outcomes 4 0.223 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 39 18.5 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 3 163 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 2 197.1 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 6 14 view View Actions
Chlamydia 23 422.7 view View Actions
Dentists 11 69.4 view View Actions
Diabetes 1 6.5 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 47 36.5 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 34 14.8 view View Actions
High School Graduation 22 82 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 22 66.6 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 29 69.2 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 11 5.1 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 20 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 32 14.4 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 40 8.8 view View Actions
Obesity 1 21.3 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 21 4.2 view View Actions
Overall 8 0.574 view View Actions
Pertussis 38 29.2 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 1 16.2 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 11 3.3 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 8 3.4 view View Actions
Premature Death 11 5991 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 5 38.2 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 24 120.7 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 19 85.22 view View Actions
Salmonella 6 9.9 view View Actions
Smoking 18 17.7 view View Actions
Violent Crime 23 308.9 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 25 76.4 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 29 65.3 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 39 19.9 view View Actions
Fruits 10 1.47 view View Actions
Heart Attack 3 3.1 view View Actions
Heart Disease 1 2.5 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 2 26.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 3 34.8 view View Actions
High Health Status 6 58.3 view View Actions
Income Disparity 22 0.461 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 2 29 view View Actions
Median Household Income 63371 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 17 46897 view View Actions
Physical Activity 1 82.1 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 14 10.4 view View Actions
Stroke 1 1.8 view View Actions
Suicide 45 20.2 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 19 25.4 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 21 12.5 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 26 6.8 view View Actions
Vegetables 9 2 view View Actions
Youth Smoking view View Actions

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