Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Overall Rank: 3

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MA Overall (1990-2015) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low percentage of uninsured population
  • Low infant mortality rate
  • Low prevalence of obesity

Challenges

  • High violent crime rate
  • Large disparity in health status by education level
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking

Highlights

  • In the past year, HPV immunization among females aged 13 to 17 years increased 26% from 39.3% to 49.5%.
  • In the past year, drug deaths increased 13% from 12.1 to 13.7 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 2 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 21% from 70.8 to 56.2 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 20 years, cancer deaths decreased 14% from 215.8 to 185.6 per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, cardiovascular deaths decreased 47% from 388.4 to 205.6 per 100,000 population.

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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 10 7.2 view View Actions
All Determinants 2 0.602 view View Actions
All Outcomes 17 0.106 view View Actions
Behaviors 2 0.202 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 20 185.6 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 4 205.6 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 22 17.6 view View Actions
Chlamydia 10 349.2 view View Actions
Clinical Care 4 0.15 view View Actions
Community & Environment 16 0.096 view View Actions
Dentists 3 78.0 view View Actions
Diabetes 21 9.7 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 49 36.5 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 28 13.7 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 38 19.6 view View Actions
High School Graduation 18 85 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 5 1.007 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 12 75.4 view View Actions
Immunization HPV male 9 27.3 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 1 4.2 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 15 -0.35 view View Actions
Injury Deaths 44.5 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 1 3.5 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 20 7.7 view View Actions
Obesity 3 23.3 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 2 2.2 view View Actions
Overall 3 0.709 view View Actions
Pertussis 16 5.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 12 20.1 view View Actions
Policy 2 0.155 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 34 3.9 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 19 3.6 view View Actions
Premature Death 2 5468 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 35 56.2 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 1 206.7 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 11 101.11 view View Actions
Salmonella 36 17.2 view View Actions
Smoking 7 14.7 view View Actions
Violent Crime 35 413.4 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Binge Drinking 35 17.4 view View Actions
Cholesterol Check 1 84 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 42 7 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 2 74.7 view View Actions
Fruits 9 1.48 view View Actions
Heart Attack 18 4.1 view View Actions
Heart Disease 30 4.3 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 8 29.4 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 10 36.5 view View Actions
High Health Status 3 58.6 view View Actions
High School Graduation AFGR 88.5 view View Actions
Immunization HPV female 5 49.5 view View Actions
Immunization MCV4 5 92.1 view View Actions
Immunization Tdap 6 93.2 view View Actions
Income Disparity 46 0.486 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 24 34.1 view View Actions
Median Household Income 10 63151 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 10.2 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 2 59182 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 10 10.01 view View Actions
Stroke 10 2.6 view View Actions
Suicide 1 8.3 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 1 12.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 25 11.5 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 22 5.8 view View Actions
Vegetables 19 1.94 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 10.7 view View Actions

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