Oregon

Oregon

Overall Rank: 13

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 8 7 view View Actions
All Determinants 9 0.367 view View Actions
All Outcomes 22 0.059 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 14 15.3 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 27 191.5 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 6 217.9 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 19 18.3 view View Actions
Chlamydia 18 356.1 view View Actions
Dentists 10 70.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 28 9.9 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 13 27.2 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 26 12.7 view View Actions
High School Graduation 34 76.3 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 28 61.0 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 34 66.7 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 7 4.88 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 11 -0.417 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 29 14.6 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 2 6.1 view View Actions
Obesity 22 27.3 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 2 2.9 view View Actions
Overall 13 0.426 view View Actions
Pertussis 36 8.1 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 1 16.2 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 44 4.4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 42 4.4 view View Actions
Premature Death 18 6516 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 4 42.2 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 13 129.4 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 36 59.39 view View Actions
Salmonella 8 9.4 view View Actions
Smoking 17 17.9 view View Actions
Violent Crime 12 247.6 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 36 72.6 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 29 65.3 view View Actions
Fruits 2 1.16 view View Actions
Health Status 21 53.3 view View Actions
Heart Attack 20 4.33 view View Actions
Heart Disease 33 4.7 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 17 29.9 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 26 38.5 view View Actions
Income Disparity 21 0.4565 view View Actions
Low Health Status 33 18.22 view View Actions
Median Household Income 23 51775 view View Actions
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Personal Income, Per Capita 33 38786 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 2 9.1 view View Actions
Stroke 36 3.19 view View Actions
Suicide 41 17.5 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 17 25.8 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 47 17.2 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 41 8.9 view View Actions
Vegetables 4 0.89 view View Actions
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