Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Overall Rank: 19

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RI All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

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.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 16 8.5 view View Actions
All Determinants 13 0.32 view View Actions
All Outcomes 30 -0.003 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 30 17.2 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 31 193.1 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 22 238.6 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 28 20.4 view View Actions
Chlamydia 23 393.9 view View Actions
Dentists 23 59.1 view View Actions
Diabetes 26 9.8 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 36 31.5 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 42 16.0 view View Actions
High School Graduation 33 76.4 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 1 82.0 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 15 72.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 28 6.63 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 27 -0.106 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 14 12.2 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 19 7.4 view View Actions
Obesity 13 25.7 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 15 3.7 view View Actions
Overall 19 0.317 view View Actions
Pertussis 28 5.9 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 30 23.4 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 35 4.1 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 29 4.1 view View Actions
Premature Death 20 6662 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 37 70.3 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 3 173.4 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 10 114.46 view View Actions
Salmonella 37 18.4 view View Actions
Smoking 14 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 2 82.7 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 4 73.6 view View Actions
Fruits 15 1.05 view View Actions
Health Status 13 54.8 view View Actions
Heart Attack 35 4.98 view View Actions
Heart Disease 26 4.4 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 37 32.9 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 26 38.5 view View Actions
Income Disparity 32 0.4647 view View Actions
Low Health Status 23 16.33 view View Actions
Median Household Income 15 56065 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 10.8 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 14 44990 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 13 10.4 view View Actions
Stroke 12 2.44 view View Actions
Suicide 13 12.1 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 9 21.3 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 48 17.6 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 49 10.5 view View Actions
Vegetables 23 0.79 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 11.4 view View Actions