Nevada

Nevada

Overall Rank: 37

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • Moderate prevalence of diabetes
  • Low incidence of infectious diseases

Challenges

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

Highlights

  • At 26.2 percent of adults, the prevalence of obesity is lower in Nevada than the median state; however, 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.

Disparities

  • 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.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 22 9.1 view View Actions
All Determinants 39 -0.289 view View Actions
All Outcomes 31 -0.005 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 13 15.1 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 25 191.3 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 35 271.9 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 35 22.7 view View Actions
Chlamydia 22 389.1 view View Actions
Dentists 32 53.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 15 8.9 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 31 30.2 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 48 20.5 view View Actions
High School Graduation 50 57.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 24 63.3 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 38 65.3 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 18 5.72 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 2 -0.887 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 49 23.0 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 27 8.2 view View Actions
Obesity 17 26.2 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 31 5.1 view View Actions
Overall 37 -0.294 view View Actions
Pertussis 2 1.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 18 21.3 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 35 4.1 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 34 4.2 view View Actions
Premature Death 32 7727 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 16 57.3 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 47 84.5 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 50 37.22 view View Actions
Salmonella 1 6.6 view View Actions
Smoking 18 18.1 view View Actions
Violent Crime 49 607.6 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 39 71.5 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 40 60.8 view View Actions
Fruits 19 1.02 view View Actions
Health Status 39 48.2 view View Actions
Heart Attack 28 4.56 view View Actions
Heart Disease 24 4.3 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 24 30.8 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 18 37.3 view View Actions
Income Disparity 20 0.4516 view View Actions
Low Health Status 37 18.95 view View Actions
Median Household Income 35 47333 view View Actions
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Personal Income, Per Capita 37 37361 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 42 13.2 view View Actions
Stroke 30 3.06 view View Actions
Suicide 47 20.5 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 36 36.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 50 20.3 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 50 11 view View Actions
Vegetables 38 0.76 view View Actions
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