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Indiana - 2012

Overall
Ranking

41

  • Outcomes Rank 39
  • Determinants Rank 40
  • Overall Rank 41
  • Diabetes Rank 33
  • Smoking Rank 44
  • Obesity Rank 42
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:

  • Low geographic disparity within the state
  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low rate of uninsured population

 

Challenges:

  • High levels of air pollution
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • Low per capita public health funding

 

Highlights:

  • Although Indiana has one of the lowest amounts of public health funding in the U.S., it has increased from $33 to $44 per person over the past five years.
  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 83.2 to 76.0 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past ten years, the percentage of children in poverty more than doubled from 10.8 percent to 23.6 percent of persons under age 18.
  • In the past year, the number of infectious disease cases rose from 7.8 to 11.7 cases per 100,000 population.
  • Indiana has one of the highest prevalence of smoking in the U.S., with more than 1.25 million adults smoking.
  • More than a half million adults in Indiana have diabetes and more than 1.5 million adults are obese.

 

Disparities:

  • In Indiana, smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 30.8 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 21.4 percent and Hispanics at 20.1 percent; and obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 37.2 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 29.7 percent.

 

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

Indiana - 2012

Overall
Ranking

41

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