Tennessee

Tennessee

Overall Rank: 45

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

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low incidence of pertussis
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians

Challenges

  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • High violent crime rate

Highlights

  • In the past year, physical inactivity increased by 17 percent from 28.6 percent to 33.6 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, binge drinking decreased by 15 percent from 11.3 percent to 9.6 percent of adults, the lowest rate in the nation.
  • In the past year, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 10 percent from 80.8 to 73.1 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the last 2 years, immunization coverage among adolescents increased by 16 percent from 52.7 percent to 61.2 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty decreased by 10 percent from 29.6 percent to 26.7 percent of children.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 30 9.5 view View Actions
All Determinants 44 -0.429 view View Actions
All Outcomes 46 -0.285 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 1 9.6 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 44 213.5 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 44 300.6 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 45 26.7 view View Actions
Chlamydia 39 507.9 view View Actions
Dentists 36 50.9 view View Actions
Diabetes 46 12.2 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 38 32.1 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 40 17.2 view View Actions
High School Graduation 20 83 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 36 61.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 33 68.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 41 7.3 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 29 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 26 13.9 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 44 9.2 view View Actions
Obesity 47 33.7 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 32 5 view View Actions
Overall 45 -0.714 view View Actions
Pertussis 10 4.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 49 33.6 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 24 3.7 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 49 5 view View Actions
Premature Death 43 9168 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 46 73.1 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 19 124.4 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 20 83.11 view View Actions
Salmonella 35 17.2 view View Actions
Smoking 46 24.3 view View Actions
Violent Crime 50 643.6 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 8 81.1 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 37 61.4 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 1 10.5 view View Actions
Fruits 49 1.07 view View Actions
Heart Attack 49 6.9 view View Actions
Heart Disease 49 6.3 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 45 38.8 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 30 38.7 view View Actions
High Health Status 41 46.8 view View Actions
Income Disparity 39 0.478 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 42 38.3 view View Actions
Median Household Income 42499 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 16.9 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 34 39558 view View Actions
Physical Activity 49 62.8 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 40 12.5 view View Actions
Stroke 45 4 view View Actions
Suicide 30 15 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 41 38.5 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 41 14.7 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 42 8.2 view View Actions
Vegetables 42 1.71 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 15.4 view View Actions

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