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New Hampshire - 2013

Overall
Ranking

5

  • Outcomes Rank 7
  • Determinants Rank 5
  • Overall Rank 5
  • Diabetes Rank 16
  • Smoking Rank 11
  • Obesity Rank 22
NH 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 percentage of children in poverty
  • High immunization coverage among children
  • Low infant mortality rate

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High incidence of pertussis infections
  • Low per capita public health funding

 

Highlights:

  • In the past year, smoking prevalence decreased from 19.4 percent to 17.2 percent of adults; however, 190,000 adults still smoke in the state.
  • There are 220,000 physically inactive adults and more than 300,000 obese adults in New Hampshire, or 19.9 percent and 27.3 percent of adults, respectively.
  • In the past 10 years, the high school graduation rate increased from 75.3 percent to 86.3 percent of ninth graders who graduate within 4 years.
  • In the past 2 years, the percentage of uninsured population increased from 10.1 percent to 12.3 percent of the population without health insurance.
  • In the past 5 years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 6.5 percent to 10.9 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 42 percent from 310.0 to 218.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In New Hampshire, 60.9 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 38.0 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 22.9 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.dhhs.state.nh.us

New Hampshire - 2013

Overall
Ranking

5

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