- STATE OVERVIEW
Texas is 40th this year
It was 42nd in 2011
- 25 Outcomes Rank
- 45 Determinants Rank
- 40 Overall Rank
- 33 Diabetes Rank
- 14 Smoking Rank
- 40 Obesity Rank
- Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
- Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)
- Low prevalence of smoking
- Low rate of cancer deaths
- High incidence of infectious disease
- High percentage of children in poverty
- High prevalence of sedentary lifestyle & obesity
- High rate of uninsured population
- In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased 18 percent from 87.6 to 72.3 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
- In the past ten years, the rate of low birthweight increased from 7.4 percent to 8.4 percent of live births.
- The incidence of infectious disease remains high, rising 4 percent in the last year from 18.4 to 19.1 cases per 100,000 population.
- The rate of cancer deaths decreased 5 percent in the past year, from 182.8 to 173.8 deaths per 100,000 population, leaving Texas with one of the lowest rates of cancer deaths in the U.S.
- Almost 5.7 million adults, more than 30 percent, in Texas are obese and more than 5 million adults, more than 27 percent, live a sedentary lifestyle.
- Although Texas has the highest rate of uninsured population, the rate decreased from 25.0 percent to 24.2 percent in the last year.
- In Texas, sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among Hispanics at 33.7 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 23.1 percent; and obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 38.4 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 26.9 percent.
State Health Department Web Site: www.dshs.state.tx.us
|Cholesterol Check||47||68.4||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Dental Visit, Annual||45||61.7||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Physical Activity||39||72.8||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Teen Birth Rate||47||52.2||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Youth Obesity||38||15.6||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Youth Smoking||22||17.4||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Cardiac Heart Disease||24||4.1||VIEW ACTIONS|
|High Cholesterol||45||41.7||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Heart Attack||17||4.1||VIEW ACTIONS|
|High Blood Pressure||29||31.3||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Preterm Birth||41||13.1||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Personal Income, Per Capita||26||39593||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Unemployment Rate, Annual||20||7.8||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Underemployment Rate||19||14||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Income Disparity||43||0.4771||VIEW ACTIONS|
|Health Status||37||19||VIEW ACTIONS|
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