Illinois

Illinois

Overall Rank: 30

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IL All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Ready availability of primary care physicians & dentists
  • Low rate of drug deaths
  • Few poor mental health days per month

Challenges

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High levels of air pollution
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

Highlights

  • More than 2.7 million adults in Illinois are obese, and 2.1 million adults are physically inactive.
  • In the past year, the rate of drug deaths dropped from 11.6 to 10.4 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, binge drinking dropped from 23.0 percent to 21.6 percent of adults.
  • Violent crime continues to decline from its peak of 1,039 offenses per 100,000 population in 1993 to a new low of 415 offenses this year.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 89.4 to 73.1 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past year, the number of poor mental health days and the number of poor physical health days decreased indicating an improving health-related quality of life in the state.

Disparities

  • In Illinois, 53.3 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 14.5 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 38.8 percent.

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Core Measure Impact

Which measures have the greatest impact on a state's overall ranking? The size of the circle or length of the bar illustrate the impact that each individual measure has on the state's overall rank. Green measures have a positive impact and red measures have a negative impact on the state's overall ranking.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 47 11.7 view View Actions
All Determinants 30 -0.062 view View Actions
All Outcomes 34 -0.034 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 44 21.6 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 34 199.2 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 30 260.2 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 21 18.5 view View Actions
Chlamydia 38 506.1 view View Actions
Dentists 12 67.5 view View Actions
Diabetes 20 9.4 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 50 38.7 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 13 10.4 view View Actions
High School Graduation 16 81.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 43 55.4 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 25 68.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 30 6.82 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 41 0.326 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 27 14.2 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 27 8.2 view View Actions
Obesity 26 28.1 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 18 3.9 view View Actions
Overall 30 -0.096 view View Actions
Pertussis 39 11.7 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 19 21.8 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 12 3.5 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 20 3.8 view View Actions
Premature Death 23 6976 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 40 73.1 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 11 133.2 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 29 66.51 view View Actions
Salmonella 17 13.1 view View Actions
Smoking 21 18.6 view View Actions
Violent Crime 34 414.8 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 32 73.1 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 27 66.9 view View Actions
Fruits 15 1.05 view View Actions
Health Status 32 50.3 view View Actions
Heart Attack 17 4.26 view View Actions
Heart Disease 24 4.3 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 26 31 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 22 38 view View Actions
Income Disparity 38 0.4716 view View Actions
Low Health Status 27 17.40 view View Actions
Median Household Income 24 51738 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 11.6 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 16 44815 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 33 12.1 view View Actions
Stroke 20 2.67 view View Actions
Suicide 5 9.2 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 26 29.5 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 42 16 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 39 8.7 view View Actions
Vegetables 11 0.82 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 17.5 view View Actions