Maryland

Maryland

Overall Rank: 24

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MD All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low percentage of children in poverty
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians & dentists

Challenges

  • High violent crime rate
  • High prevalence of low birthweight & high infant mortality rate
  • High levels of air pollution

Highlights

  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking decreased significantly from 19.1 percent to 16.2 percent of adults; however, more than 740,000 adults still smoke.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 26.2 percent to 23.0 percent of adults; however, more than 1.0 million adults remain physically inactive.
  • Diabetes prevalence continues an upward trend and is now 10.2 percent of adults or almost 470,000 adults in the state.
  • In the past year, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 11.3 percent to 13.6 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • The trend in public health funding continues to decline and is down 11.2 percent from last year; it is the second consecutive year public health funding is less than $100 per person.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 28.1 percent from 334.8 to 261.3 deaths per 100,000 population.

Disparities

  • In Maryland, 58.0 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 27.2 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 30.8 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 43 10.8 view View Actions
All Determinants 20 0.228 view View Actions
All Outcomes 24 0.048 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 21 16.4 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 26 191.4 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 31 261.3 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 8 13.6 view View Actions
Chlamydia 34 471.3 view View Actions
Dentists 8 74.7 view View Actions
Diabetes 30 10.2 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 33 30.8 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 23 11.8 view View Actions
High School Graduation 15 82.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 27 61.3 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 31 67.1 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 36 7.01 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 24 -0.182 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 20 13.1 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 40 8.9 view View Actions
Obesity 25 27.6 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 20 4 view View Actions
Overall 24 0.276 view View Actions
Pertussis 10 2.1 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 26 23 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 12 3.5 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 3 3.2 view View Actions
Premature Death 24 7059 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 24 60.2 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 2 175.3 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 20 86.63 view View Actions
Salmonella 36 17.6 view View Actions
Smoking 5 16.2 view View Actions
Violent Crime 42 476.8 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 3 81.6 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 6 72.7 view View Actions
Fruits 27 0.98 view View Actions
Health Status 12 55.5 view View Actions
Heart Attack 9 3.75 view View Actions
Heart Disease 16 4 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 29 31.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 6 35.4 view View Actions
Income Disparity 16 0.4473 view View Actions
Low Health Status 17 15.76 view View Actions
Median Household Income 1 71836 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 12 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 5 51971 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 36 12.5 view View Actions
Stroke 16 2.55 view View Actions
Suicide 3 8.6 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 13 24.7 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 14 12.1 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 18 7 view View Actions
Vegetables 41 0.75 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 12.5 view View Actions