Nebraska

Nebraska

Overall Rank: 11

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NE All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

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

Challenges

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

Highlights

  • 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.

Disparities

  • 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.

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Core Measure Impact

Which measures have the greatest impact on a state's overall ranking? The size of the circle or length of the bar illustrate the impact that each individual measure has on the state's overall rank. Green measures have a positive impact and red measures have a negative impact on the state's overall ranking.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 15 8.2 view View Actions
All Determinants 17 0.252 view View Actions
All Outcomes 8 0.208 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 48 22.1 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 15 183.4 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 17 229.9 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 26 19.6 view View Actions
Chlamydia 18 371.2 view View Actions
Dentists 16 63.4 view View Actions
Diabetes 9 8.1 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 40 32.6 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 2 6.0 view View Actions
High School Graduation 11 83.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 21 64.7 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 12 72.6 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 14 5.34 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 6 -0.519 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 17 12.8 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 8 6.6 view View Actions
Obesity 29 28.6 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 29 4.9 view View Actions
Overall 11 0.46 view View Actions
Pertussis 14 3.1 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 16 21 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 4 3 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 3 3.2 view View Actions
Premature Death 13 6309 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 29 63.8 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 23 118 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 22 84.96 view View Actions
Salmonella 25 13.9 view View Actions
Smoking 26 19.7 view View Actions
Violent Crime 14 259.4 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 38 71.8 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 18 67.6 view View Actions
Fruits 31 0.97 view View Actions
Health Status 19 53.5 view View Actions
Heart Attack 14 4.07 view View Actions
Heart Disease 10 3.9 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 7 28.6 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 24 38.3 view View Actions
Income Disparity 9 0.4339 view View Actions
Low Health Status 12 14.43 view View Actions
Median Household Income 20 52196 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 11.6 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 20 43143 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 17 10.6 view View Actions
Stroke 11 2.42 view View Actions
Suicide 7 10.8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 18 27.2 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 3 8.8 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 2 4 view View Actions
Vegetables 23 0.79 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 15 view View Actions