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Montana - 2012

Overall
Ranking

28

  • Outcomes Rank 23
  • Determinants Rank 27
  • Overall Rank 28
  • Diabetes Rank 6
  • Smoking Rank 31
  • Obesity Rank 10
MT 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)

Strengths:

  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low levels of air pollution
  • Low prevalence of obesity & diabetes

 

Challenges:

  • High occupational fatalities rate
  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low immunization coverage

 

Highlights:

  • In the past five years, the rate of infant mortality increased from 5.5 to 6.4 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 70.3 to 56.2 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past year, the incidence of infectious disease increased from 8.5 to 10.2 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 19.2 percent to 25.1 percent of persons under age 18. Children in poverty was 15.5 percent in 2002.
  • Montana’s obesity and diabetes rates are among the lowest in the U.S. However, there are more than 190,000 obese adults and more than 60,000 adults with diabetes in the state.
  • Public health funding increased from $69 to $89 per person in the past five years.

 

Disparities:

  • In Montana, smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic Native Americans at 45.8 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 15.5 percent and Hispanics at 29.4 percent; and obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanics Native Americans at 40.7 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 22.7 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.dphhs.mt.gov

Montana - 2012

Overall
Ranking

28

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