Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Overall Rank: 29

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PA 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
  • High immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Low percentage of uninsured population

Challenges

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

Highlights

  • The prevalence of smoking decreased nearly 5 percent in the past year; however, more than 2.1 million adults still smoke in the state.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of obesity increased from 28.6 percent to 29.1 percent of adults; nearly 2.9 million adults are obese in the state.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased from 26.2 percent to 23.4 percent of adults; however, 2.3 million adults remain physically inactive.
  • Immunization coverage among adolescents increased in the past year, from 68.6 percent to 74.1 percent of persons aged 13 to 17 years.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased by 22 percent from 84.7 to 69.7 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past 10 years, cardiovascular deaths decreased by 31 percent from 348.4 to 266.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

Disparities

  • In Pennsylvania, 55.0 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 27.5 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 27.5 percent.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 47 11.7 view View Actions
All Determinants 28 0.004 view View Actions
All Outcomes 33 -0.026 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 35 17.9 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 36 200.3 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 34 266.9 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 27 19.7 view View Actions
Chlamydia 26 416.3 view View Actions
Dentists 15 63.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 30 10.2 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 14 27.5 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 38 15.1 view View Actions
High School Graduation 9 84.1 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 3 74.1 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 27 68.3 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 37 7.22 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 22 -0.194 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 11 11.4 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 27 8.2 view View Actions
Obesity 30 29.1 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 26 4.4 view View Actions
Overall 29 -0.022 view View Actions
Pertussis 29 5.9 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 30 23.4 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 22 3.8 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 26 4 view View Actions
Premature Death 30 7408 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 35 69.7 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 12 129.8 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 42 51.04 view View Actions
Salmonella 28 14.8 view View Actions
Smoking 35 21.4 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 16 77.9 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 15 68.5 view View Actions
Fruits 22 1 view View Actions
Health Status 22 53 view View Actions
Heart Attack 31 4.78 view View Actions
Heart Disease 34 4.9 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 31 31.4 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 21 37.9 view View Actions
Income Disparity 30 0.4642 view View Actions
Low Health Status 25 16.86 view View Actions
Median Household Income 22 51904 view View Actions
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Personal Income, Per Capita 19 43616 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 21 11 view View Actions
Stroke 26 2.93 view View Actions
Suicide 15 12.2 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 14 24.9 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 28 13.9 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 29 7.8 view View Actions
Vegetables 23 0.79 view View Actions
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