Indiana

Indiana

Overall Rank: 41

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

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.

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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 49 12.6 view View Actions
All Determinants 41 -0.342 view View Actions
All Outcomes 41 -0.144 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 19 15.9 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 42 209 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 39 278.3 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 38 24.7 view View Actions
Chlamydia 28 428.8 view View Actions
Dentists 42 48.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 40 10.9 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 17 28.5 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 33 13.9 view View Actions
High School Graduation 30 77.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 5 73.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 47 61.4 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 45 7.73 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 12 -0.377 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 16 12.7 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 24 8.1 view View Actions
Obesity 43 31.4 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 31 5.1 view View Actions
Overall 41 -0.487 view View Actions
Pertussis 27 5.7 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 41 25.9 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 43 4.3 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 34 4.2 view View Actions
Premature Death 39 8126 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 41 76.0 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 38 101.6 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 48 44.04 view View Actions
Salmonella 9 9.8 view View Actions
Smoking 44 24 view View Actions
Violent Crime 26 345.7 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 35 72.8 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 34 62.6 view View Actions
Fruits 33 0.96 view View Actions
Health Status 37 48.8 view View Actions
Heart Attack 34 4.90 view View Actions
Heart Disease 43 5.4 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 36 32.8 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 34 39 view View Actions
Income Disparity 13 0.4417 view View Actions
Low Health Status 42 19.98 view View Actions
Median Household Income 37 46158 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 14.7 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 39 36902 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 27 11.6 view View Actions
Stroke 38 3.36 view View Actions
Suicide 23 13.5 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 32 34.8 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 32 14.2 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 35 8.3 view View Actions
Vegetables 11 0.82 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 18.1 view View Actions