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New Hampshire - 2012

Overall
Ranking

5

  • Outcomes Rank 10
  • Determinants Rank 4
  • Overall Rank 5
  • Diabetes Rank 15
  • Smoking Rank 17
  • Obesity Rank 16
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:

  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low infant mortality rate
  • Low percentage of children in poverty
  • Low violent crime rate

 

Challenges:

  • Low per capita public health funding
  • Moderate prevalence of binge drinking

 

Highlights:

  • Air pollution decreased in the past five years, from 9.1 to 7.5 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter.
  • In the past ten years, the rate of uninsured population increased from 8.5 percent to 11.3 percent of the population.
  • In the past year, the incidence of infectious disease decreased from 6.8 to 5.5 cases per 100,000.
  • New Hampshire has one of the lowest sedentary lifestyle rates in the U.S. at 22.5 percent of the population, with 234,000 sedentary adults.
  • Since 1990, the infant mortality rate decreased from 8.4 to 4.4 deaths per 1,000 live births and is the lowest among all states.

 

Disparities:

  • In New Hampshire, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic whites at 26.2 percent than Hispanic at 21.0 percent.

 

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

New Hampshire - 2012

Overall
Ranking

5

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