Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Overall Rank: 3

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

Strengths

  • Low percentage of uninsured population
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians
  • Low infant mortality rate

Challenges

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

Highlights

  • In the past 2 years, physical inactivity decreased by 11 percent from 23.5 percent to 21.0 percent of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, immunization coverage among children increased by 11 percent from 70.7 percent to 78.5 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months.
  • In the past 5 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 20 percent from 78.7 to 62.7 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 2 years, drug deaths decreased by 9 percent from 13.3 to 12.1 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, premature death decreased by 27 percent from 7,270 to 5,345 years lost per 100,000 population. Massachusetts has the lowest rate of premature death among states.

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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 13 7.7 view View Actions
All Determinants 2 0.597 view View Actions
All Outcomes 11 0.144 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 42 19.4 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 19 186.8 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 4 206.9 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 14 15.3 view View Actions
Chlamydia 10 357.5 view View Actions
Dentists 1 85.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 11 8.5 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 42 33.9 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 21 12.1 view View Actions
High School Graduation 12 86 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 4 74.6 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 3 78.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 1 4.2 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 10 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 1 3.8 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 19 7.6 view View Actions
Obesity 3 23.6 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 1 2.2 view View Actions
Overall 3 0.741 view View Actions
Pertussis 24 9.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 11 21 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 30 3.8 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 15 3.6 view View Actions
Premature Death 1 5345 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 36 62.7 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 1 200.8 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 10 106.06 view View Actions
Salmonella 29 15.7 view View Actions
Smoking 11 16.6 view View Actions
Violent Crime 31 405.5 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 1 84 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 1 76.2 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 43 21.1 view View Actions
Fruits 9 1.48 view View Actions
Heart Attack 13 3.9 view View Actions
Heart Disease 8 3.3 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 8 29.4 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 10 36.5 view View Actions
High Health Status 4 58.5 view View Actions
Income Disparity 44 0.484 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 24 34.7 view View Actions
Median Household Income 62963 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 10.2 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 2 57248 view View Actions
Physical Activity 12 76.5 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 10 10.1 view View Actions
Stroke 10 2.4 view View Actions
Suicide 3 8.8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 2 14.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 25 13.2 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 29 7.1 view View Actions
Vegetables 19 1.94 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 10.7 view View Actions

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