Tennessee

Tennessee

Overall Rank: 42

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TN 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 binge drinking
  • Low incidence of pertussis infections
  • High immunization coverage among children

Challenges

  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High violent crime rate
  • High prevalence of low birthweight & high infant mortality rate

Highlights

  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 35.1 percent to 28.6 percent of adults; however, nearly 1.4 million adults remain physically inactive in the state.
  • In the past 5 years, the high school graduation rate increased from 68.5 percent to 80.4 percent of incoming ninth graders who graduate in 4 years.
  • In the past year, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 22.5 percent to 26.3 percent of persons younger than 18 years – that is more than 1 in 4 children.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among adolescents increased from 52.7 percent to 58.5 percent of persons aged 13 to 17 years.
  • While preventable hospitalizations remain a challenge for Tennessee, the rate dropped in the past 5 years from 97.8 to 80.8 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past 10 years, violent crime decreased by 16 percent from 745 to 644 offenses per 100,000 population; however, Tennessee currently ranks 50th for violent crime.

Disparities

  • In Tennessee, 48.5 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 21.5 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 27 .0 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 36 10.1 view View Actions
All Determinants 42 -0.349 view View Actions
All Outcomes 43 -0.23 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 3 11.3 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 45 214.5 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 44 309.3 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 42 26.3 view View Actions
Chlamydia 37 490.1 view View Actions
Dentists 36 50.9 view View Actions
Diabetes 46 11.9 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 11 27 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 40 15.7 view View Actions
High School Graduation 21 80.4 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 36 58.5 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 10 73.1 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 47 7.97 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 21 -0.201 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 22 13.6 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 41 9 view View Actions
Obesity 40 31.1 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 36 5.5 view View Actions
Overall 42 -0.579 view View Actions
Pertussis 5 1.7 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 45 28.6 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 30 4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 45 4.6 view View Actions
Premature Death 43 9440 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 46 80.8 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 18 122.4 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 23 84.94 view View Actions
Salmonella 34 16.6 view View Actions
Smoking 47 24.9 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 12 79 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 37 61.4 view View Actions
Fruits 48 0.72 view View Actions
Health Status 43 45.9 view View Actions
Heart Attack 49 6.67 view View Actions
Heart Disease 49 7.2 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 48 38.7 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 30 38.7 view View Actions
Income Disparity 41 0.4732 view View Actions
Low Health Status 43 21.10 view View Actions
Median Household Income 45 42995 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 15.2 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 34 37678 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 39 12.8 view View Actions
Stroke 44 3.81 view View Actions
Suicide 34 14.8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 42 40.8 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 23 13.3 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 29 7.8 view View Actions
Vegetables 46 0.73 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 21.6 view View Actions