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Hawaii - 2012

Overall
Ranking

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  • Outcomes Rank 1
  • Determinants Rank 3
  • Overall Rank 1
  • Diabetes Rank 11
  • Smoking Rank 3
  • Obesity Rank 2
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 prevalence of obesity
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • Low high school graduation rate

 

Highlights:

  • Currently, Hawaii has the lowest rate of preventable hospitalizations in the U.S. In the past five years, preventable hospitalizations decreased from 32.2 to 25.0 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • Hawaii has one of the lowest obesity rates in the U.S. However, there are still 234,000 obese adults in the state.
  • In the past five years, the levels of air pollution increased from 4.6 to 8.9 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter.
  • In the past five years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 10.5 percent to 15.9 percent of persons under age 18.
  • In the past ten years, the infant mortality rate declined from 7.6 to 5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past year, geographic disparity within the state increased from 6.3 percent to 7.1 percent.

 

Disparities:

  • In Hawaii, smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders at 23.1 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 14.1 percent; and obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic Hawaiins/Pacific Islanders at 58.5 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 19.4 percent and Hispanics at 25.7 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: hawaii.gov/health

Hawaii - 2012

Overall
Ranking

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