Texas

Texas

Overall Rank: 31

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TX 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 smoking
  • Low rate of drug deaths
  • High immunization coverage among teens

Challenges

  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians

Highlights

  • In the past year, smoking decreased by 13 percent from 18.2 percent to 15.9 percent of adults.
  • In the last year, obesity increased 6 percent from 29.2 percent to 30.9 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children increased by 12 percent from 64.8 percent to 72.5 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months.
  • In the past year, poor mental health days decreased by 11 percent from 3.6 to 3.2 days in the previous 30 days.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 38 percent from 9.3 to 5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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Core Measure Impact

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 40 10.2 view View Actions
All Determinants 35 -0.172 view View Actions
All Outcomes 21 0.063 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 25 16.7 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 14 182.5 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 33 255.3 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 41 24.2 view View Actions
Chlamydia 38 494.8 view View Actions
Dentists 40 48.9 view View Actions
Diabetes 38 10.9 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 23 28.3 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 8 9.9 view View Actions
High School Graduation 22 82 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 13 70.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 17 72.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 19 5.8 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 34 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 50 22.3 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 32 8.3 view View Actions
Obesity 36 30.9 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 33 5.2 view View Actions
Overall 31 -0.109 view View Actions
Pertussis 23 8.7 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 41 27.3 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 9 3.2 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 13 3.5 view View Actions
Premature Death 24 7050 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 37 62.9 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 42 98.8 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 39 55.21 view View Actions
Salmonella 38 19.5 view View Actions
Smoking 6 15.9 view View Actions
Violent Crime 33 408.6 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 30 74.8 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 45 58.8 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 26 18.2 view View Actions
Fruits 39 1.25 view View Actions
Heart Attack 13 3.9 view View Actions
Heart Disease 10 3.4 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 22 31.2 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 20 37.7 view View Actions
High Health Status 45 45.1 view View Actions
Income Disparity 42 0.481 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 17 32.7 view View Actions
Median Household Income 53027 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 15.7 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 25 43862 view View Actions
Physical Activity 41 69.9 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 38 12.4 view View Actions
Stroke 12 2.5 view View Actions
Suicide 10 12.2 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 46 44.4 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 12 11.3 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 17 6.3 view View Actions
Vegetables 27 1.85 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 14.1 view View Actions

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