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Ohio - 2013

Overall
Ranking

40

  • Outcomes Rank 42
  • Determinants Rank 37
  • Overall Rank 40
  • Diabetes Rank 45
  • Smoking Rank 39
  • Obesity Rank 38
OH 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 percentage of uninsured population
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians

 

Challenges:

  • High levels of air pollution
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • High prevalence of diabetes

 

Highlights:

  • The prevalence of smoking decreased by 8 percent last year, but remains high at 23.3 percent of the adult population, with more than 2 million adult smokers.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased by 7 percent; however, more than 2.2 million adults remain physically inactive in Ohio—that is more than 1 in 4 adults.
  • In the past 5 years, violent crime decreased by 15 percent from 343 to 300 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, the incidence of pertussis decreased from 15.7 to 6.7 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children decreased from 74.7 percent to 66.8 percent of children aged 15 to 35 months.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 10.0 percent to 11.7 percent of adults; more than 1.0 million adults have diabetes in Ohio.

 

Disparities:

  • In Ohio, 52.7 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 22.9 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.8 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.odh.ohio.gov

Ohio - 2013

Overall
Ranking

40

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