Ohio

Ohio

Overall Rank: 40

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OH All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

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.

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Which measures have the greatest impact on a state's overall ranking? The size of the circle or length of the bar illustrate the impact that each individual measure has on the state's overall rank. Green measures have a positive impact and red measures have a negative impact on the state's overall ranking.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 46 11.6 view View Actions
All Determinants 37 -0.255 view View Actions
All Outcomes 42 -0.152 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 36 18 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 41 207.7 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 37 276.7 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 30 21.2 view View Actions
Chlamydia 34 456.4 view View Actions
Dentists 30 54 view View Actions
Diabetes 45 11.7 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 27 29.8 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 34 14.0 view View Actions
High School Graduation 19 81.4 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 40 57.4 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 32 66.8 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 43 7.69 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 19 -0.229 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 19 13.0 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 36 8.6 view View Actions
Obesity 38 30.1 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 14 3.6 view View Actions
Overall 40 -0.407 view View Actions
Pertussis 32 6.7 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 40 25.2 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 38 8068 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 45 78.5 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 16 123.8 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 44 50.12 view View Actions
Salmonella 12 10.3 view View Actions
Smoking 39 23.3 view View Actions
Violent Crime 22 299.7 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 22 75.8 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 18 67.6 view View Actions
Fruits 35 0.93 view View Actions
Health Status 32 50.3 view View Actions
Heart Attack 43 5.43 view View Actions
Heart Disease 43 5.4 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 35 32.7 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 33 38.9 view View Actions
Income Disparity 26 0.4615 view View Actions
Low Health Status 34 18.33 view View Actions
Median Household Income 41 44375 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 14.7 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 30 39289 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 31 12 view View Actions
Stroke 32 3.10 view View Actions
Suicide 18 12.4 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 29 31.5 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 25 13.6 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 23 7.2 view View Actions
Vegetables 34 0.77 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 21.1 view View Actions