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South Dakota - 2013

Overall
Ranking

22

  • Outcomes Rank 6
  • Determinants Rank 25
  • Overall Rank 22
  • Diabetes Rank 7
  • Smoking Rank 37
  • Obesity Rank 26
SD 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 rate of drug deaths
  • Low levels of air pollution
  • Few poor mental & physical health days per month

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low immunization coverage among children & adolescents

 

Highlights:

  • More than 130,000 adults smoke in South Dakota, or 22.0 percent of the adult population.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 27.0 percent to 22.5 percent of adults; however, more than 130,000 adults remain physically inactive in the state.
  • In the past year, the incidence rate of chlamydia cases increased from 392.1 to 418.7 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, the percentage of children in poverty dropped from 22.6 percent to 14.6 percent of persons younger than 18 years, returning to levels reported in the 2008 Edition.
  • The rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased by 21 percent from 76.1 to 63.0 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees in the past 5 years.
  • In the past year, violent crime increased by 21 percent from 254 to 322 offenses per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In South Dakota, 57.2 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 33.4 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 23.8 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: http://doh.sd.gov

South Dakota - 2013

Overall
Ranking

22

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