Kansas

Kansas

Overall Rank: 27

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KS All Outcomes (1990-2013) 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
  • 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.

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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 19 8.9 view View Actions
All Determinants 27 0.025 view View Actions
All Outcomes 20 0.097 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 18 15.8 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 19 188.2 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 27 250.6 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 36 23.4 view View Actions
Chlamydia 18 371.5 view View Actions
Dentists 33 52 view View Actions
Diabetes 20 9.4 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 25 29.7 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 10 9.6 view View Actions
High School Graduation 8 84.5 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 39 57.7 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 40 65 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 27 6.61 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 15 -0.294 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 20 13.1 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 16 7.2 view View Actions
Obesity 37 29.8 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 40 6.9 view View Actions
Overall 27 0.122 view View Actions
Pertussis 25 5.1 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 25 22.9 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 7 3.2 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 9 3.4 view View Actions
Premature Death 27 7336 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 30 64.5 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 35 105.1 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 43 50.57 view View Actions
Salmonella 33 16.3 view View Actions
Smoking 25 19.4 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 34 72.9 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 24 67.3 view View Actions
Fruits 40 0.87 view View Actions
Health Status 16 53.8 view View Actions
Heart Attack 22 4.42 view View Actions
Heart Disease 28 4.5 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 24 30.8 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 25 38.4 view View Actions
Income Disparity 17 0.4496 view View Actions
Low Health Status 19 15.96 view View Actions
Median Household Income 26 50003 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 10.2 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 24 41835 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 23 11.2 view View Actions
Stroke 25 2.91 view View Actions
Suicide 29 14.3 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 35 35.4 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 7 10.2 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 8 5.6 view View Actions
Vegetables 9 0.83 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 14.4 view View Actions