Iowa

Iowa

Overall Rank: 24

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IA All Outcomes (1990-2014) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low rate of drug deaths
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • High immunization coverage among children

Challenges

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High incidence of infectious disease
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians

Highlights

  • In the past year, smoking increased by 8 percent from 18.1 percent to 19.5 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity increased by 15 percent from 23.1 percent to 26.5 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, pertussis increased by 636 percent from 7.7 to 56.7 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 2 years, immunization coverage among children increased by 9 percent from 71.6 percent to 78.3 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 43 percent from 8.8 to 5.0 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 32 9.6 view View Actions
All Determinants 25 0.074 view View Actions
All Outcomes 13 0.142 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 47 21.7 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 27 191.8 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 26 245.4 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 10 14.3 view View Actions
Chlamydia 15 371.5 view View Actions
Dentists 27 55.7 view View Actions
Diabetes 20 9.3 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 30 30.3 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 5 8.5 view View Actions
High School Graduation 5 89 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 35 61.7 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 4 78.3 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 9 5 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 41 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 5 8.3 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 10 6.7 view View Actions
Obesity 39 31.3 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 39 5.6 view View Actions
Overall 24 0.217 view View Actions
Pertussis 46 56.7 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 39 26.5 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 4 2.9 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 5 3.3 view View Actions
Premature Death 16 6309 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 23 55.7 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 46 85.7 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 38 55.69 view View Actions
Salmonella 40 20.3 view View Actions
Smoking 28 19.5 view View Actions
Violent Crime 16 263.9 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Cholesterol Check 28 75.7 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 9 71.1 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 46 22.4 view View Actions
Fruits 33 1.29 view View Actions
Heart Attack 31 4.7 view View Actions
Heart Disease 31 4.6 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 25 31.4 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 43 41.1 view View Actions
High Health Status 17 53.9 view View Actions
Income Disparity 7 0.443 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 6 30.9 view View Actions
Median Household Income 54855 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 23 44763 view View Actions
Physical Activity 39 71.5 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 27 11.5 view View Actions
Stroke 24 2.8 view View Actions
Suicide 13 12.6 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 17 24.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 5 9.2 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 6 4.6 view View Actions
Vegetables 46 1.67 view View Actions
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