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Nevada - 2012



  • Outcomes Rank 29
  • Determinants Rank 41
  • Overall Rank 37
  • Diabetes Rank 37
  • Smoking Rank 34
  • Obesity Rank 7
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 incidence of infectious disease
  • Low prevalence of obesity



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



  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalization decreased from 65.3 to 58.1 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past ten years, the rate of uninsured population increased from 15.9 percent to 22.0 percent of the population.
  • In the past year, the incidence of infectious disease increased from 4.8 to 6.0 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, the percentage of children in poverty decreased from 23.6 percent to 20.6 percent of persons under age 18. Children in poverty was 8.7 percent in 2002.
  • Nevada’s obesity rate is lower than most other states. However, more than 500,000 adults are obese in the state.
  • Ten years ago, the infant mortality rate was 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births; today it is 5.6.



  • In Nevada, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 30.4 percent than Hispanics at 23.4 percent.


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

Nevada - 2012



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