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Oklahoma - 2013

Overall
Ranking

44

  • Outcomes Rank 45
  • Determinants Rank 43
  • Overall Rank 44
  • Diabetes Rank 43
  • Smoking Rank 39
  • Obesity Rank 45
OK 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:

  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low incidence of pertussis infections
  • Moderate per capita public health funding

 

Challenges:

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians

 

Highlights:

  • Obesity remains high at 32.2 percent of adults; 875,000 adults are obese in Oklahoma. In addition, 28.3 percent of adults—almost 770,000—are physically inactive in the state.
  • In the past year, smoking prevalence decreased from 26.1 percent to 23.3 percent of adults; more than 630,000 adults still smoke in Oklahoma.
  • In the past 2 years, public health funding decreased by 40 percent from $113 to $80 per person.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 95.9 to 76.9 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees; however, Oklahoma still ranks poorly among the states for this measure.
  • In the past 10 years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 21.4 percent to 27.4 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased from 402.2 to 330.5 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In Oklahoma, 49.3 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 19.5 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.8 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.ok.gov/health

Oklahoma - 2013

Overall
Ranking

44

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