South Dakota

South Dakota

Overall Rank: 22

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

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.

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Core Measure Impact

Which measures have the greatest impact on a state's overall ranking? The size of the circle or length of the bar illustrate the impact that each individual measure has on the state's overall rank. Green measures have a positive impact and red measures have a negative impact on the state's overall ranking.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 4 6.4 view View Actions
All Determinants 25 0.062 view View Actions
All Outcomes 6 0.222 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 43 20.6 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 13 181.6 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 21 237.4 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 11 14.6 view View Actions
Chlamydia 26 418.7 view View Actions
Dentists 31 53.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 7 7.8 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 5 23.8 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 3 6.5 view View Actions
High School Graduation 18 81.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 48 45.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 44 63.6 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 30 6.82 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 30 -0.074 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 23 13.7 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 5 6.3 view View Actions
Obesity 26 28.1 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 40 6.9 view View Actions
Overall 22 0.284 view View Actions
Pertussis 22 4.5 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 22 22.5 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 2 2.9 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 6 3.3 view View Actions
Premature Death 22 6963 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 27 63.0 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 31 109.4 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 18 88.78 view View Actions
Salmonella 39 19.8 view View Actions
Smoking 37 22 view View Actions
Violent Crime 25 321.8 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 37 72.3 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 10 70.9 view View Actions
Fruits 36 0.91 view View Actions
Health Status 10 55.7 view View Actions
Heart Attack 26 4.55 view View Actions
Heart Disease 10 3.9 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 26 31 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 15 36.6 view View Actions
Income Disparity 8 0.4335 view View Actions
Low Health Status 3 13.07 view View Actions
Median Household Income 28 49415 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 9.7 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 18 43659 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 23 11.2 view View Actions
Stroke 17 2.59 view View Actions
Suicide 42 17.6 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 30 34.3 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 2 8.5 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 3 4.6 view View Actions
Vegetables 18 0.8 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 23.1 view View Actions