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Delaware - 2013

Overall
Ranking

31

  • Outcomes Rank 35
  • Determinants Rank 31
  • Overall Rank 31
  • Diabetes Rank 22
  • Smoking Rank 26
  • Obesity Rank 20
DE 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 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.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss

Delaware - 2013

Overall
Ranking

31

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