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Minnesota - 2013

Overall
Ranking

3

  • Outcomes Rank 1
  • Determinants Rank 7
  • Overall Rank 3
  • Diabetes Rank 4
  • Smoking Rank 22
  • Obesity Rank 13
MN Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)

Strengths:

  • Low prevalences of physical inactivity & diabetes
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low rates of premature death & cardiovascular disease deaths

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low per capita public health funding
  • Low immunization coverage among children

 

Highlights:

  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 21.9 percent to 17.5 percent of the adults; however, almost 740,000 adults remain physically inactive in the state.
  • In the past year, the incidence of pertussis decreased from 21.6 to 12.4 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 10 years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 8.4 percent to 13.7 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • Minnesota’s prevalence of diabetes is among the lowest in the nation; however, nearly 310,000 adults have diabetes in the state.
  • In the past 2 years, the infant mortality rate decreased from 5.8 to 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births and is the lowest rate in 24 years.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 40 percent from 262.1 to 186.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In Minnesota, 60.0 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 30.3 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.7 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.health.state.mn.us

Minnesota - 2013

Overall
Ranking

3

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