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Iowa - 2012



  • Outcomes Rank 5
  • Determinants Rank 22
  • Overall Rank 17
  • Diabetes Rank 8
  • Smoking Rank 21
  • Obesity Rank 33
IA 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)


  • Few poor mental & physical health days per month
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low percentage of children in poverty



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



  • In the past ten years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 70.8 to 60.4 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past ten years, the rate of uninsured population increased from 7.9 percent to 11.1 percent.
  • Iowa ranks lower for determinants than for outcomes, indicating that overall healthiness may decline over time.
  • Last year, the rate of infectious disease cases was 11.3 per 100,000 population; today it is 17.0 cases.
  • There are almost 680,000 obese adults in Iowa, and more than 600,000 adults lead a sedentary lifestyle in the state.



  • In Iowa, smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 27.1 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 16.4 percent and Hispanics at 15.4 percent; and sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among Hispanics at 34.3 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 23.8 percent.


State Health Department Web Site: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/

Iowa - 2012



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