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Kansas - 2013

Overall
Ranking

27

  • Outcomes Rank 20
  • Determinants Rank 27
  • Overall Rank 27
  • Diabetes Rank 20
  • Smoking Rank 25
  • Obesity Rank 37
KS 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 rate of drug deaths
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Few poor mental & physical health days per month

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of obesity
  • Low per capita public health funding
  • Low immunization coverage among children & adolescents

 

Highlights:

  • At 29.8 percent of adults, Kansas has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation, with more than 630,000 obese adults.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physically inactive adults decreased from 26.8 percent to 22.9 percent of adults; almost 490,000 adults are still physically inactive in the state.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking decreased from 22.0 percent of adults to 19.4 percent; more than 410,000 adults still smoke in the state.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children decreased from 73.5 percent to 65.0 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months.
  • The high school graduation rate increased by 12 percent over the past decade. This year, 84.5 percent of incoming ninth graders graduated within 4 years.
  • For the third consecutive year, the number of children in poverty exceeds 1 in 5 persons younger than 18 years.

 

Disparities:

  • In Kansas, 56.0 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 26.2 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.8 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.kdheks.gov

Kansas - 2013

Overall
Ranking

27

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