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Nebraska - 2013



  • Outcomes Rank 8
  • Determinants Rank 17
  • Overall Rank 11
  • Diabetes Rank 9
  • Smoking Rank 26
  • Obesity Rank 29
NE 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)


  • Low rate of drug deaths
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight
  • Few poor mental & physical health days per month



  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • Moderate prevalence of obesity
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment



  • More than 260,000 adults smoke in Nebraska, or 1 in 5 adults.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 26.3 percent to 21.0 percent of adults; however, nearly 280,000 adults are physically inactive and 380,000 adults remain obese in the state.
  • In the past year, the percentage of children living in poverty increased from 14.5 percent to 19.6 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children decreased from 77.6 percent to 72.6 percent of children aged 15 to 35 months.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 73.3 to 63.8 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past 10 years, the infant mortality rate decreased from 7.0 to 5.3 deaths per 1,000 live births.



  • In Nebraska, 55.1 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 22.6 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 32.5 percent.


State Health Department Web Site: www.dhhs.ne.gov/

Nebraska - 2013



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