- STATE OVERVIEW
Maryland is 19th this year
It was 24th in 2011
- 30 Outcomes Rank
- 15 Determinants Rank
- 19 Overall Rank
- 22 Diabetes Rank
- 11 Smoking Rank
- 29 Obesity Rank
- Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
- Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)
- Low percentage of children in poverty
- Low prevalence of smoking
- Ready availability of primary care physicians
- High levels of air pollution
- High prevalence of low birthweight & high infant mortality rate
- High violent crime rate
- In the past ten years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased from 334.4 to 278.5 deaths per 100,000 population.
- In the past ten years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 78.3 to 62.7 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
- In the past year, the percentage of children in poverty decreased from 13.6 percent to 11.3 percent of persons under age 18.
- Maryland ranks higher for determinants than for outcomes, indicating that overall healthiness may improve over time.
- More than 1.2 million adults are obese and almost 1.2 million adults live a sedentary lifestyle.
- While Maryland had one of the lowest smoking rates in the U.S., more than 850,000 adults smoke.
- In Maryland, smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 17.1 percent than Hispanics at 10.4 percent; obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 36.7 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 24.4 percent; and sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 29.1 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 20.7 percent.
State Health Department Web Site: www.dhmh.maryland.gov
|Cholesterol Check||3||81.6||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Dental Visit, Annual||10||75.5||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Physical Activity||25||73.8||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Teen Birth Rate||13||27.3||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Youth Obesity||22||12||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Youth Smoking||4||12.5||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Cardiac Heart Disease||20||4||VIEW ACTIONS|
|High Cholesterol||6||35.4||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Heart Attack||19||4.2||VIEW ACTIONS|
|High Blood Pressure||29||31.3||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Preterm Birth||38||12.7||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Personal Income, Per Capita||4||51038||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Unemployment Rate, Annual||12||7||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Underemployment Rate||11||12.6||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Income Disparity||18||0.4466||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Health Status||8||14.2||VIEW ACTIONS|
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