Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Overall Rank: 28

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PA All Outcomes (1990-2014) 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
  • High immunization coverage among teens
  • High immunization coverage among children

Challenges

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • High levels of air pollution
  • Low per capita public health funding

Highlights

  • In the past year, children in poverty decreased by 14 percent from 19.7 percent to 16.9 percent of children.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children increased by 11 percent from 68.3 percent to 75.5 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months.
  • In the past 10 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 27 percent from 86.1 to 62.6 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 2 years, smoking decreased by 6 percent from 22.4 percent to 21.0 percent of adults.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 35 percent from 10.3 to 6.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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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 48 11.7 view View Actions
All Determinants 26 0.054 view View Actions
All Outcomes 35 -0.045 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 31 17.2 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 36 200.3 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 34 259.7 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 22 16.9 view View Actions
Chlamydia 25 431.6 view View Actions
Dentists 15 63.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 29 10.1 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 8 23.8 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 42 17.4 view View Actions
High School Graduation 7 88 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 3 75.4 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 8 75.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 35 6.7 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 18 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 9 9.7 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 27 8.1 view View Actions
Obesity 31 30 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 25 4.4 view View Actions
Overall 28 0.009 view View Actions
Pertussis 30 15.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 27 24.1 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 40 4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 36 4.1 view View Actions
Premature Death 28 7287 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 35 62.6 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 13 130.3 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 41 51.05 view View Actions
Salmonella 22 13.3 view View Actions
Smoking 35 21 view View Actions
Violent Crime 27 348.7 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 19 77.6 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 15 68.5 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 29 18.5 view View Actions
Fruits 19 1.4 view View Actions
Heart Attack 34 4.8 view View Actions
Heart Disease 40 5 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 35 33.7 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 26 38.5 view View Actions
High Health Status 25 52.6 view View Actions
Income Disparity 33 0.47 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 36 37.4 view View Actions
Median Household Income 53952 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 18 46202 view View Actions
Physical Activity 27 73.7 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 18 10.8 view View Actions
Stroke 36 3.3 view View Actions
Suicide 13 12.6 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 15 23.7 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 27 13.4 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 31 7.4 view View Actions
Vegetables 35 1.77 view View Actions
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