Mississippi

Mississippi

Overall Rank: 50

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

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

Challenges

  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • Low immunization coverage among teens
  • High prevalence of low birthweight

Highlights

  • In the past 5 years, low birthweight decreased by 6 percent from 12.4 percent to 11.6 percent of births.
  • In the past 5 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 23 percent from 101.3 to 78.5 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past year, chlamydia increased by 8 percent from 715.0 to 774.0 cases per 100,000 population. The incidence of chlamydia is higher in Mississippi than in any other state.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty decreased by 16 percent from 36.3 percent to 30.5 percent of children. Mississippi ranks 49th for children in poverty.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 30 percent from 13.0 to 9.1 deaths per 1,000 live births. Infant mortality remains higher in Mississippi than in any other state.

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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 27 9.3 view View Actions
All Determinants 50 -0.661 view View Actions
All Outcomes 50 -0.339 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 5 12.4 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 49 223.7 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 50 346 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 49 30.5 view View Actions
Chlamydia 50 774 view View Actions
Dentists 49 41.9 view View Actions
Diabetes 48 12.9 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 2 18 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 11 10.9 view View Actions
High School Graduation 49 68 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 50 45.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 11 74.6 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 50 9.1 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 50 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 40 17.1 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 50 11.6 view View Actions
Obesity 49 35.1 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 45 7.2 view View Actions
Overall 50 -1 view View Actions
Pertussis 3 2.6 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 50 35.2 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 44 4.3 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 45 4.8 view View Actions
Premature Death 50 10354 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 47 78.5 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 49 81.8 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 31 64.51 view View Actions
Salmonella 49 41.9 view View Actions
Smoking 47 24.8 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 34 74.3 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 49 55.4 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 5 13.4 view View Actions
Fruits 47 1.13 view View Actions
Heart Attack 36 5.1 view View Actions
Heart Disease 37 4.9 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 48 40.2 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 45 41.9 view View Actions
High Health Status 46 44.5 view View Actions
Income Disparity 40 0.479 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 29 36.1 view View Actions
Median Household Income 40850 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 15.4 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 50 33913 view View Actions
Physical Activity 50 61.9 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 50 17.1 view View Actions
Stroke 48 4.5 view View Actions
Suicide 24 14.1 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 48 46.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 40 14.6 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 47 8.6 view View Actions
Vegetables 50 1.58 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 17.2 view View Actions

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