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Oregon - 2013

Overall
Ranking

13

  • Outcomes Rank 22
  • Determinants Rank 9
  • Overall Rank 13
  • Diabetes Rank 28
  • Smoking Rank 17
  • Obesity Rank 22
OR 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 physical inactivity
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight & low infant mortality rate

 

Challenges:

  • Low high school graduation rate
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • Many poor mental & physical health days per month

 

Highlights:

  • In the past year, smoking prevalence decreased 10 percent from 19.7 percent to 17.9 percent of adults. More than 530,000 adults smoke in Oregon.
  • While Oregon’s prevalence of physical inactivity is the lowest in the nation, nearly 490,000 adults remain physically inactive in the state.
  • In the past year, prevalence of obesity increased by 2 percent and the prevalence of diabetes increased by 6 percent. Almost 820,000 adults are obese and nearly 300,000 have diabetes in Oregon.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children increased from 61.7 percent to 66.7 percent of children aged 15 to 35 months.
  • In the past 5 years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 15.3 percent to 18.3 percent of persons younger than 18 years; however, in the past 2 years the rate declined from 21.2 percent to 18.3 percent.
  • In the past 10 years, cardiovascular deaths decreased by 36 percent from 295.6 to 217.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In Oregon, 55.5 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 28.3 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 27.2 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: http://public.health.oregon.gov/

Oregon - 2013

Overall
Ranking

13

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