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Mississippi - 2013



  • Outcomes Rank 49
  • Determinants Rank 48
  • Overall Rank 50
  • Diabetes Rank 49
  • Smoking Rank 44
  • Obesity Rank 49
MS 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)


  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • High immunization coverage among children
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment



  • High prevalences of physical inactivity, obesity, & diabetes
  • Low immunization coverage among adolescents
  • High infant mortality rate & high prevalence of low birthweight



  • Although smoking prevalence in adults declined by 8.3 percent in the past year, more than a half million adults still smoke in Mississippi.
  • Prevalences of obesity, physical inactivity, and diabetes remain among the highest in the nation in Mississippi. Almost 690,000 adults are physically inactive, more than 770,000 adults are obese, and almost 280,000 adults have diabetes in the state.
  • Mississippi ranks last in the nation for infectious disease incidence, with 715 cases of chlamydia and 48.6 cases of Salmonella per 100,000 population; however, incidence of pertussis is low at 1.7 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, despite ranking last in the nation for immunization coverage among adolescents, coverage increased from 30.2 percent to 35.4 percent of persons aged 13 to 17 years.
  • In the past 5 years, the percentage of uninsured population decreased by 25 percent from 19.8 percent to 15.8 percent of the population.
  • In the past 2 years, the preventable hospitalization rate decreased by 11 percent from 95.0 to 85.8 per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.



  • In Mississippi, 45.5 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 24.2 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 21.3 percent.


State Health Department Web Site: www.msdh.state.ms.us

Mississippi - 2013



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