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Florida - 2013

Overall
Ranking

33

  • Outcomes Rank 37
  • Determinants Rank 32
  • Overall Rank 33
  • Diabetes Rank 42
  • Smoking Rank 15
  • Obesity Rank 11
FL 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 prevalence of obesity
  • Low incidence of pertussis infections
  • Low levels of air pollution

 

Challenges:

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • Low high school graduation rate
  • High percentage of uninsured population

 

Highlights:

  • In the past year, smoking decreased from 19.3 percent of adults to 17.7 percent; nearly 2.8 million adults still smoke in the state.
  • In Florida, almost 3.7 million adults are physically inactive, and approximately 4.0 million adults are obese.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, the high school graduation rate increased and is now 70.8 percent of incoming ninth graders who graduate in 4 years.
  • Violent crime continued its 20-year decline, reaching 487 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 70.1 to 63.5 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past year, the gap in health disparity by educational attainment increased from 24.6 percent to 32.7 percent.

 

Disparities:

  • In Florida, 54.8 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 22.1 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 32.7 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.doh.state.fl.us

Florida - 2013

Overall
Ranking

33

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