Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Overall Rank: 15

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RI All Outcomes (1990-2014) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • High immunization coverage among children
  • High immunization coverage among teens
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians

Challenges

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • Low rate of high school graduation
  • High percentage of children in poverty

Highlights

  • In the past year, low birthweight increased by 8 percent from 7.4 percent to 8.0 percent of births.
  • In the past year, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 14 percent from 70.3 to 60.4 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 2 years, immunization coverage among children increased by 22 percent from 67.3 percent to 82.1 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months. Rhode Island has the highest child immunization coverage among the states.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty increased by 98 percent from 11.7 percent to 23.2 percent of children.

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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 17 8.4 view View Actions
All Determinants 15 0.307 view View Actions
All Outcomes 22 0.06 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 36 17.8 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 24 189.9 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 19 229.1 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 37 23.2 view View Actions
Chlamydia 21 410.3 view View Actions
Dentists 23 59.1 view View Actions
Diabetes 20 9.3 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 19 27.2 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 41 17.3 view View Actions
High School Graduation 42 76 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 1 81.3 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 1 82.1 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 28 6.4 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 9 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 16 11.3 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 24 8 view View Actions
Obesity 20 27.3 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 19 4 view View Actions
Overall 15 0.366 view View Actions
Pertussis 25 10.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 29 24.2 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 30 3.8 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 23 3.8 view View Actions
Premature Death 12 6049 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 32 60.4 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 3 177 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 8 112.37 view View Actions
Salmonella 8 10.3 view View Actions
Smoking 17 17.4 view View Actions
Violent Crime 13 252.4 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 3 81.9 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 4 73.6 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 35 19.3 view View Actions
Fruits 12 1.46 view View Actions
Heart Attack 35 4.9 view View Actions
Heart Disease 22 4.1 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 36 33.8 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 30 38.7 view View Actions
High Health Status 17 53.9 view View Actions
Income Disparity 37 0.477 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 40 37.9 view View Actions
Median Household Income 57812 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 10.7 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 15 46989 view View Actions
Physical Activity 32 73.1 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 21 11 view View Actions
Stroke 19 2.7 view View Actions
Suicide 4 9.7 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 9 19.9 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 47 15.5 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 51 9.5 view View Actions
Vegetables 12 1.97 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 8.0 view View Actions

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