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North Dakota - 2013

Overall
Ranking

9

  • Outcomes Rank 4
  • Determinants Rank 11
  • Overall Rank 9
  • Diabetes Rank 13
  • Smoking Rank 34
  • Obesity Rank 35
ND 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:

  • Low rate of drug deaths
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Few poor mental & physical health days per month

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High rate of occupational fatalities

 

Highlights:

  • Although the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 27.1 percent to 23.8 percent of adults, almost 120,000 adults are still physically inactive in the state.
  • In the past year, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 11.9 percent to 15.8 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among adolescents increased from 66.5 percent to 72.8 percent of persons aged 13 to 17 years; however, immunization coverage among children decreased from 79.1 percent to 72.2 percent of children aged 15 to 35 month
  • Last year public health funding was $78 per person; today it is $91 per person.
  • In the past 2 years, the number of primary care providers decreased from 127 to 116 per 100,000 population.
  • Ten years ago, the infant mortality rate was 8.4 deaths per 1,000 live births; today it is 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births.

 

Disparities:

  • In North Dakota, 54.8 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 26.5 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 28.3 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.ndhealth.gov

North Dakota - 2013

Overall
Ranking

9

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