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Nevada - 2013



  • Outcomes Rank 31
  • Determinants Rank 39
  • Overall Rank 37
  • Diabetes Rank 15
  • Smoking Rank 18
  • Obesity Rank 17
NV 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 prevalence of binge drinking
  • Moderate prevalence of diabetes
  • Low incidence of infectious diseases



  • Low high school graduation rate
  • High violent crime rate
  • Low per capita public health funding



  • At 26.2 percent of adults, the prevalence of obesity is lower in Nevada than the median stateH; hwever, 560,000 adults are obese in the state.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking decreased from 22.9 percent to 18.1 percent of adults and the prevalence of binge drinking decreased from 18.6 percent to 15.1 percent of adults.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalization decreased by 14 percent from 65.3 to 57.3 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past 5 years, the percentage of uninsured population increased from 18.4 percent to 23.0 percent of the population.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of children in poverty increased from 9.1 percent to 22.7 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 25 percent from 340.0 to 271.9 deaths per 100,000 population.



  • In Nevada, 52.1 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 21.9 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 30.2 percent.


State Health Department Web Site: http://dhhs.nv.gov/

Nevada - 2013



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