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Ohio - 2012

Overall
Ranking

38

  • Outcomes Rank 42
  • Determinants Rank 35
  • Overall Rank 38
  • Diabetes Rank 30
  • Smoking Rank 43
  • 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 immunization coverage
  • Low geographic disparity within the state
  • Low occupational fatalities rate

 

Challenges:

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

 

Highlights:

  • In the past five years, air pollution decreased from 13.9 to 12.0 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter.
  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 88.0 to 78.5 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees; however, it still remains high compared to other states.
  • In the past ten years, the rate of uninsured population increased from 10.7 percent to 13.7 percent. Last year it was 13.7 percent.
  • Last year, the per capita public health funding was $45 per person; this year it is $51 per person.
  • Smoking remains high at 25.1 percent of the adult population, with more than 2.2 million adult smokers.

 

Disparities:

  • In Ohio, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 42.5 percent than Hispanics at 33.1 percent and non-Hispanic whites at 28.7 percent; and sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 35.0 percent than Hispanics at 27.6 percent and non-Hispanic whites at 25.3 percent.

 

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

Ohio - 2012

Overall
Ranking

38

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