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Hawaii - 2013

Overall
Ranking

1

  • Outcomes Rank 2
  • Determinants Rank 2
  • Overall Rank 1
  • Diabetes Rank 7
  • Smoking Rank 3
  • Obesity Rank 3
HI 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 prevalences of smoking & obesity
  • High immunization coverage among children
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low high school graduation rate
  • High incidence of Salmonella infections

 

Highlights:

  • In the past year, smoking prevalence decreased from 16.8 percent to 14.6 percent of adults; however, more than 150,000 adults still smoke.
  • Nationally, Hawaii has one of the lowest prevalences of obesity; however, there are almost 250,000 obese adults in the state.
  • In the past year, the violent crime rate decreased from 287 to 239 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 5 years, the levels of air pollution increased from 4.6 to 9.1 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter.
  • Currently, Hawaii has the lowest rate of preventable hospitalizations in the nation. In the past 10 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased from 34.8 to 27.4 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.

 

Disparities:

  • In Hawaii, 48.2 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 28.0 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 20.2 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: hawaii.gov/health

Hawaii - 2013

Overall
Ranking

1

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