North Carolina

North Carolina

Overall Rank: 37

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NC All Outcomes (1990-2014) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low incidence of pertussis
  • High immunization coverage among children

Challenges

  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • Limited availability of dentists
  • High prevalence of diabetes

Highlights

  • In the past 2 years, physical inactivity decreased by 6 percent from 26.7 percent to 25.1 percent of adults.
  • In the past 5 years, high school graduation increased by 10 percent from 71.8 percent to 79.0 percent of incoming ninth graders.
  • In the past 5 years, air pollution decreased by 29 percent from 12.6 to 9.0 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter.
  • In the past 10 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 27 percent from 78.1 to 56.7 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty increased by 39 percent from 19.3 percent to 26.8 percent of children.

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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 24 9 view View Actions
All Determinants 36 -0.173 view View Actions
All Outcomes 40 -0.114 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 8 13 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 33 196.2 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 31 252.2 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 46 26.8 view View Actions
Chlamydia 41 524 view View Actions
Dentists 47 46.7 view View Actions
Diabetes 43 11.4 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 43 34.3 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 24 12.6 view View Actions
High School Graduation 30 79 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 27 64.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 19 72 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 41 7.3 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 39 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 35 16.1 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 40 8.8 view View Actions
Obesity 25 29.4 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 20 4.1 view View Actions
Overall 37 -0.287 view View Actions
Pertussis 14 6.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 34 25.1 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 22 3.6 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 30 4 view View Actions
Premature Death 36 7661 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 26 56.7 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 26 117.9 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 43 49.85 view View Actions
Salmonella 42 22.8 view View Actions
Smoking 33 20.3 view View Actions
Violent Crime 28 353.4 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 14 79.2 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 32 64.9 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 8 14.1 view View Actions
Fruits 41 1.24 view View Actions
Heart Attack 30 4.6 view View Actions
Heart Disease 31 4.6 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 40 35.5 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 42 41 view View Actions
High Health Status 36 49.8 view View Actions
Income Disparity 37 0.477 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 28 35.6 view View Actions
Median Household Income 41208 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 12.5 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 38 38683 view View Actions
Physical Activity 29 73.4 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 32 12 view View Actions
Stroke 40 3.7 view View Actions
Suicide 19 13.2 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 30 31.8 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 41 14.7 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 40 8 view View Actions
Vegetables 27 1.85 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 15.0 view View Actions

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