New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Overall Rank: 5

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

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.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 11 7.6 view View Actions
All Determinants 5 0.495 view View Actions
All Outcomes 7 0.208 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 27 17 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 20 188.6 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 8 218.9 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 2 10.9 view View Actions
Chlamydia 2 140.6 view View Actions
Dentists 14 64.9 view View Actions
Diabetes 16 9.1 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 4 22.9 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 19 11.2 view View Actions
High School Graduation 7 86.3 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 9 71.3 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 2 80.1 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 1 4.42 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 13 -0.372 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 15 12.3 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 15 7.1 view View Actions
Obesity 22 27.3 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 9 3.4 view View Actions
Overall 5 0.703 view View Actions
Pertussis 42 12.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 11 19.9 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 22 3.8 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 16 3.7 view View Actions
Premature Death 5 5822 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 18 58.2 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 10 133.6 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 39 56.74 view View Actions
Salmonella 21 13.4 view View Actions
Smoking 11 17.2 view View Actions
Violent Crime 3 187.9 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 9 80.4 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 5 73.1 view View Actions
Fruits 4 1.13 view View Actions
Health Status 2 59 view View Actions
Heart Attack 19 4.29 view View Actions
Heart Disease 23 4.2 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 22 30.7 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 34 39 view View Actions
Income Disparity 5 0.4298 view View Actions
Low Health Status 7 13.51 view View Actions
Median Household Income 2 67819 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 12 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 9 47058 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 3 9.5 view View Actions
Stroke 7 2.35 view View Actions
Suicide 33 14.6 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 1 13.7 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 9 11.2 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 8 5.6 view View Actions
Vegetables 1 0.9 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 19.8 view View Actions