Delaware

Delaware

Overall Rank: 31

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low incidence of pertussis infections
  • Low percentage of uninsured population
  • High immunization coverage among children & adolescents

Challenges

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • High violent crime rate
  • High infant mortality rate

Highlights

  • In Delaware, more than 160,000 adults are physically inactive, and almost 190,000 adults are obese.
  • In the past year, binge drinking decreased from 20.3 percent of adults to 18.6 percent.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children increased from 63.5 percent to 72.6 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, violent crime decreased in Delaware. The violent crime rate is now 547 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • The percentage of children in poverty is on a 10 year upward trend, and for the second consecutive year, more than 1 in 5 children live in poverty.
  • Since 2007, the infant mortality rate improved from 9.4 deaths to 7.8 deaths per 1,000 births this year.

Disparities

  • In Delaware, 55.7 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 24.3 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 31.4 percent.

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Core Measure Impact

Which measures have the greatest impact on a state's overall ranking? The size of the circle or length of the bar illustrate the impact that each individual measure has on the state's overall rank. Green measures have a positive impact and red measures have a negative impact on the state's overall ranking.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 39 10.6 view View Actions
All Determinants 31 -0.062 view View Actions
All Outcomes 35 -0.035 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 38 18.6 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 37 202.8 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 28 251.1 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 29 20.8 view View Actions
Chlamydia 37 502 view View Actions
Dentists 43 47.7 view View Actions
Diabetes 22 9.6 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 35 31.4 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 39 15.3 view View Actions
High School Graduation 37 75.5 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 13 68.7 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 12 72.6 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 46 7.77 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 34 0.048 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 10 10.4 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 32 8.4 view View Actions
Obesity 20 26.9 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 12 3.5 view View Actions
Overall 31 -0.097 view View Actions
Pertussis 15 3.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 32 23.5 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 19 3.7 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 16 3.7 view View Actions
Premature Death 35 7824 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 17 57.4 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 29 110.5 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 15 99.62 view View Actions
Salmonella 38 19.6 view View Actions
Smoking 26 19.7 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 4 81.2 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 14 70 view View Actions
Fruits 36 0.91 view View Actions
Health Status 22 53 view View Actions
Heart Attack 38 5.08 view View Actions
Heart Disease 37 5 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 41 34.8 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 41 40.6 view View Actions
Income Disparity 10 0.4356 view View Actions
Low Health Status 24 16.39 view View Actions
Median Household Income 30 48972 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 12.2 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 23 41940 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 23 11.2 view View Actions
Stroke 40 3.47 view View Actions
Suicide 10 11.9 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 25 29.3 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 28 13.9 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 23 7.2 view View Actions
Vegetables 41 0.75 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 18.3 view View Actions