Delaware

Delaware

Overall Rank: 35

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DE All Outcomes (1990-2014) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • High per capita public health funding
  • High immunization coverage among teens
  • Low incidence of pertussis

Challenges

  • High violent crime rate
  • High infant mortality rate
  • High prevalence of diabetes

Highlights

  • In the past year, binge drinking decreased by 9 percent from 18.6 percent to 17.0 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, obesity increased by 15 percent from 26.9 percent to 31.0 percent of adults.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty increased by 164 percent from 8.6 percent to 22.7 percent of children.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among adolescents increased by 6 percent from 68.7 percent to 72.6 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths decreased by 9 percent from 222.1 to 201.9 deaths per 100,000 population, improving in rank from 50th to 37th.

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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 40 10.2 view View Actions
All Determinants 33 -0.126 view View Actions
All Outcomes 37 -0.1 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 28 17 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 37 201.9 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 29 246.9 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 36 22.7 view View Actions
Chlamydia 37 489.2 view View Actions
Dentists 43 47.7 view View Actions
Diabetes 41 11.1 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 25 28.8 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 39 16.6 view View Actions
High School Graduation 39 77 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 9 72.6 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 21 71.8 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 47 8.2 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 26 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 6 9.0 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 32 8.3 view View Actions
Obesity 37 31 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 29 4.5 view View Actions
Overall 35 -0.225 view View Actions
Pertussis 14 6.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 37 26.2 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 22 3.6 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 25 3.9 view View Actions
Premature Death 37 7729 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 19 53.9 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 30 112.8 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 11 105.09 view View Actions
Salmonella 31 16.3 view View Actions
Smoking 29 19.6 view View Actions
Violent Crime 45 547.4 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 9 81 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 14 70 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 30 18.8 view View Actions
Fruits 31 1.32 view View Actions
Heart Attack 20 4.1 view View Actions
Heart Disease 31 4.6 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 41 35.6 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 39 40.6 view View Actions
High Health Status 29 51 view View Actions
Income Disparity 12 0.451 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 32 36.5 view View Actions
Median Household Income 52219 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 14.2 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 22 44815 view View Actions
Physical Activity 37 72.2 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 37 12.3 view View Actions
Stroke 37 3.5 view View Actions
Suicide 22 13.5 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 18 25 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 28 13.5 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 23 6.7 view View Actions
Vegetables 45 1.68 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 14.2 view View Actions

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