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Indiana - 2013

Overall
Ranking

41

  • Outcomes Rank 41
  • Determinants Rank 41
  • Overall Rank 41
  • Diabetes Rank 40
  • Smoking Rank 44
  • Obesity Rank 43
IN 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:

  • High immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Low incidence of infectious diseases
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High levels of air pollution
  • Low immunization coverage among children

 

Highlights:

  • Indiana has one of the highest prevalences of smoking in the nation, with more than 1.1 million adults still smoking.
  • More than a half million adults in Indiana have diabetes, and more than 1.5 million adults are obese.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 29.2 percent to 25.9 percent of adults; however, 1 in 4 adults remain inactive.
  • In the past 2 years, the high school graduation rate increased from 74.1 percent to 77.2 percent of incoming ninth graders who graduate within 4 years, the highest rate for the state.
  • Over the past 5 years, the percent of children in poverty remained high at 1 in 4 persons younger than 18 years.
  • The infant mortality rate in Indiana has been between 7.3 and 8.0 deaths per 1,000 live births since 1998 and now ranks 45th among states.

 

Disparities:

  • In Indiana, 50.3 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 21.8 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 28.5 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.in.gov/isdh

Indiana - 2013

Overall
Ranking

41

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