Mississippi

Mississippi

Overall Rank: 50

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Strengths

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

Challenges

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

Highlights

  • 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.

Disparities

  • 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.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 33 9.8 view View Actions
All Determinants 48 -0.593 view View Actions
All Outcomes 49 -0.3 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 5 12.1 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 49 219.9 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 50 358.6 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 47 29.6 view View Actions
Chlamydia 46 715 view View Actions
Dentists 49 41.9 view View Actions
Diabetes 49 12.5 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 3 21.2 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 18 11.1 view View Actions
High School Graduation 49 63.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 50 35.4 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 3 77.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 50 9.86 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 50 1.0237 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 34 15.8 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 50 11.8 view View Actions
Obesity 49 34.6 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 44 7.7 view View Actions
Overall 50 -0.894 view View Actions
Pertussis 3 1.7 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 48 30.8 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 44 4.4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 45 4.6 view View Actions
Premature Death 50 10821 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 47 85.8 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 49 82.1 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 32 64.6 view View Actions
Salmonella 50 48.6 view View Actions
Smoking 44 24 view View Actions
Violent Crime 15 260.8 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 40 71.3 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 49 55.4 view View Actions
Fruits 49 0.71 view View Actions
Health Status 47 44.4 view View Actions
Heart Attack 42 5.41 view View Actions
Heart Disease 38 5.1 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 49 39.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 50 42.3 view View Actions
Income Disparity 48 0.487 view View Actions
Low Health Status 46 23.39 view View Actions
Median Household Income 50 36641 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 15.8 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 50 33073 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 50 16.9 view View Actions
Stroke 49 4.31 view View Actions
Suicide 21 13.4 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 49 50.2 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 37 15.1 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 41 8.9 view View Actions
Vegetables 49 0.71 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 17.9 view View Actions