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Illinois - 2013

Overall
Ranking

30

  • Outcomes Rank 34
  • Determinants Rank 30
  • Overall Rank 30
  • Diabetes Rank 20
  • Smoking Rank 21
  • Obesity Rank 26
IL 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:

  • 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.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.idph.state.il.us

Illinois - 2013

Overall
Ranking

30

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