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Minnesota - 2012

Overall
Ranking

3

  • Outcomes Rank 2
  • Determinants Rank 5
  • Overall Rank 3
  • Diabetes Rank 3
  • Smoking Rank 11
  • Obesity Rank 15
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:

  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low prevalence of sedentary lifestyle & diabetes
  • Low rate of premature death and deaths from cardiovascular disease

 

Challenges:

  • High incidence of infectious disease
  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low per capita public health funding

 

Highlights:

  • In the past five years, the amount of public health funding decreased from $62 to $43 per person.
  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 65.6 to 50.6 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past ten years, the percentage of children in poverty has increased from 8.1 percent to 13.3 percent of persons under age 18.
  • In the past ten years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased from 270.4 to 195.9 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, the immunization coverage increased from 90.9 percent to 93.2 percent of children ages 19 to 35 months.
  • Minnesota’s sedentary lifestyle and diabetes rates are among the lowest in the U.S. However, 891,000 adults live a sedentary lifestyle and almost 300,000 adults have diabetes in the state.

 

Disparities:

  • In Minnesota, sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 29.4 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 16.8 percent; and smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 21.2 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 15.4 percent.

 

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

Minnesota - 2012

Overall
Ranking

3

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