Kansas

Kansas

Overall Rank: 27

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KS All Outcomes (1990-2014) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low rate of drug deaths
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight

Challenges

  • High occupational fatalities rate
  • Low per capita public health funding
  • Low immunization coverage among teens

Highlights

  • In the past year, children in poverty decreased by 23 percent from 23.4 percent to 18.1 percent of children. In 1990, 14.3 percent of children were in poverty.
  • In the past 2 years, smoking decreased by 9 percent from 22.0 percent to 20.0 percent of adults. In 1990, 30.2 percent of Kansas adults smoked.
  • In the past 2 years, binge drinking decreased by 9 percent from 17.0 percent to 15.4 percent of adults.
  • In the past 5 years, high school graduation increased by 15 percent from 77.6 percent to 89.0 percent of incoming ninth graders.
  • In the past 5 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 23 percent from 77.3 to 59.9 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 22 8.8 view View Actions
All Determinants 27 0.003 view View Actions
All Outcomes 18 0.074 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 18 15.4 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 25 190.9 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 27 245.6 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 27 18.1 view View Actions
Chlamydia 17 387.8 view View Actions
Dentists 33 52 view View Actions
Diabetes 22 9.6 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 24 28.6 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 9 10.4 view View Actions
High School Graduation 5 89 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 47 53.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 32 68.7 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 25 6.3 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 27 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 20 12.4 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 15 7.1 view View Actions
Obesity 31 30 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 40 6 view View Actions
Overall 27 0.077 view View Actions
Pertussis 39 30.9 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 33 25 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 7 3.1 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 8 3.4 view View Actions
Premature Death 27 7209 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 31 59.9 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 35 106.6 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 42 49.96 view View Actions
Salmonella 34 17.1 view View Actions
Smoking 31 20 view View Actions
Violent Crime 29 354.6 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 43 73.3 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 24 67.3 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 15 16.2 view View Actions
Fruits 39 1.25 view View Actions
Heart Attack 24 4.2 view View Actions
Heart Disease 27 4.2 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 23 31.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 23 38.1 view View Actions
High Health Status 23 52.8 view View Actions
Income Disparity 20 0.459 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 3 29.2 view View Actions
Median Household Income 51485 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 12.6 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 24 44417 view View Actions
Physical Activity 28 73.5 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 21 11 view View Actions
Stroke 30 3 view View Actions
Suicide 39 17.7 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 36 34.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 11 11 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 11 5.4 view View Actions
Vegetables 27 1.85 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 10.2 view View Actions

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