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Rhode Island - 2013

Overall
Ranking

19

  • Outcomes Rank 30
  • Determinants Rank 13
  • Overall Rank 19
  • Diabetes Rank 26
  • Smoking Rank 14
  • Obesity Rank 13
RI 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 obesity
  • High immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians

 

Challenges:

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Large disparity in heath status by educational attainment

 

Highlights:

  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking decreased by 15 percent from 20.0 percent to 17.4 percent of adults; however, more than 150,000 adults still smoke in Rhode Island.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased in Rhode Island from 26.2 percent to 23.4 percent of adults; however, more than 200,000 adults remain physically inactive in the state.
  • In the past 5 years, air pollution decreased from 10.3 to 8.5 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter of air.
  • Ten years ago, 11.0 percent of children younger than 18 years were living in poverty; today it is up to 20.4 percent.
  • Immunization coverage among children and adolescents increased in the last year by 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 29 percent from 308.1 to 238.6 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In Rhode Island, 57.7 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 26.2 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 31.5 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.health.state.ri.us

Rhode Island - 2013

Overall
Ranking

19

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