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Kansas - 2012



  • Outcomes Rank 21
  • Determinants Rank 28
  • Overall Rank 27
  • Diabetes Rank 22
  • Smoking Rank 30
  • 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)


  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight



  • High occupational fatalities rate
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians
  • Low per capita public health funding



  • In the past 5 years, the amount of public health funding increased from $37 to $45 dollars per person.
  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 80.8 to 66.8 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • Kansas has one of the highest obesity rates in the U.S., with more than 630,000 obese adults.
  • Ten years ago, 13.6 percent of persons under age 18 lived in poverty; this year it is 21.1 percent.
  • The rate of deaths from cardiovascular disease declined in the last ten years from 321.1 to 260.3 deaths per 100,000 population.



  • In Kansas, sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among Hispanics at 34.1 percent than non-Hispanic blacks at 26.5 percent and non-Hispanic whites at 22.8 percent; smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 23.6 percent than Hispanics at 17.1 percent and non-Hispanic whites at 16.9 percent; and obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 39.4 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 28.9 percent.


State Health Department Web Site: www.kdheks.gov

Kansas - 2012



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