- STATE OVERVIEW
Mississippi is 49th this year
It was 49th in 2011
- 50 Outcomes Rank
- 49 Determinants Rank
- 49 Overall Rank
- 50 Diabetes Rank
- 46 Smoking Rank
- 50 Obesity Rank
- Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
- Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)
- Low prevalence of binge drinking
- Low violent crime rate
- High infant mortality rate & high prevalence of low birthweight
- High prevalence of sedentary lifestyle, obesity, & diabetes
- High prevalence of smoking
- High rate of cardiovascular deaths
- In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 109.8 to 91.3 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
- In the past year, immunization coverage decreased from 92.7 percent to 88.2 percent of children ages 19 to 35 months.7
- In the past year, the rate of uninsured population decreased from 19.2 percent to 18.6 percent.
- Last year, 63.9 percent of incoming ninth graders graduated within four years; this year it is 62.0 percent.
- Mississippi ranks last in the U.S. for sedentary lifestyle, obesity and diabetes. There are more than 800,000 adults living a sedentary lifestyle, almost 780,000 obese adults and almost 280,000 adults with diabetes in the state.
- The percent of children under age 18 living in poverty decreased from 33.7 percent to 24.4 percent in the last year.
- In Mississippi, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 43.2 percent than Hispanics at 33.4 percent and non-Hispanic whites at 30.9 percent; sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 37.2 percent than Hispanics at 27.3 percent; and smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 24.1 percent than Hispanics at 18.8 percent.
State Health Department Web Site: www.msdh.state.ms.us
|Cholesterol Check||40||71.3||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Dental Visit, Annual||49||58.1||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Physical Activity||50||64||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Teen Birth Rate||50||55||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Youth Obesity||39||15.8||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Youth Smoking||26||17.9||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Cardiac Heart Disease||36||4.6||VIEW ACTIONS|
|High Cholesterol||50||42.3||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Heart Attack||43||5.4||VIEW ACTIONS|
|High Blood Pressure||49||39.3||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Preterm Birth||50||17.6||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Personal Income, Per Capita||50||32176||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Unemployment Rate, Annual||45||10.5||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Underemployment Rate||38||16.4||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Income Disparity||39||0.4735||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Health Status||48||24||VIEW ACTIONS|
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