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Missouri - 2013



  • Outcomes Rank 39
  • Determinants Rank 38
  • Overall Rank 39
  • Diabetes Rank 38
  • Smoking Rank 43
  • Obesity Rank 33
MO 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)


  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Lower prevalence of low birthweight than most other states
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment



  • High prevalence of smoking
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • High cardiovascular & cancer death rates



  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking decreased from 25.0 percent to 23.9 percent of adults; however, almost 1.1 million adults still smoke.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of binge drinking decreased from 19.2 percent to 17.2 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 28.4 percent to 24.7 percent of adults; however, more than 1.1 million adults are physically inactive in the state and more than 1.3 million adults are obese.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among adolescents increased from 55.0 percent to 60.3 percent of persons aged 13 to 17 years.
  • In the past 5 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 22 percent from 88.6 to 72.4 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 29 percent from 374.3 to 291.0 deaths per 100,000 population.



  • In Missouri, 52.5 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 23.5 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.0 percent.


State Health Department Web Site: www.dhss.mo.gov

Missouri - 2013



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