Texas

Texas

Overall Rank: 36

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TX All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low rate of drug deaths
  • Few poor mental health days per month
  • Low rate of cancer deaths

Challenges

  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • High percentage of uninsured population
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

Highlights

  • More than 3.3 million adults smoke in Texas.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of binge drinking decreased from 18.9 percent to 16.2 percent of adults.
  • Almost 5.4 million adults, or 29.2 percent, are obese in Texas and more than 5 million adults, or 27.2 percent, are physically inactive.
  • Immunization coverage among children decreased by 12 percent in the past year, from 72.7 percent to 64.8 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased by 29 percent from 87.6 to 67.9 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past 10 years, violent crime decreased by 40 percent from 573 to 409 offenses per 100,000 population.

Disparities

  • In Texas, 51.2 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 16.5 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 34.7 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 37 10.2 view View Actions
All Determinants 36 -0.247 view View Actions
All Outcomes 29 -0.003 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 20 16.2 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 14 182.4 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 33 265.3 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 37 24.5 view View Actions
Chlamydia 38 496.6 view View Actions
Dentists 40 48.9 view View Actions
Diabetes 35 10.6 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 46 34.6 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 9 9.5 view View Actions
High School Graduation 25 78.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 19 65.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 41 64.8 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 22 6.05 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 37 0.112 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 50 24.2 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 33 8.5 view View Actions
Obesity 32 29.2 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 34 5.2 view View Actions
Overall 36 -0.25 view View Actions
Pertussis 19 3.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 42 27.2 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 16 3.6 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 24 3.9 view View Actions
Premature Death 28 7366 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 34 67.9 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 43 95.3 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 38 57.1 view View Actions
Salmonella 40 20.7 view View Actions
Smoking 20 18.2 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 47 68.4 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 45 58.8 view View Actions
Fruits 27 0.98 view View Actions
Health Status 42 46.2 view View Actions
Heart Attack 10 3.76 view View Actions
Heart Disease 10 3.9 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 29 31.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 45 41.7 view View Actions
Income Disparity 42 0.4767 view View Actions
Low Health Status 39 19.21 view View Actions
Median Household Income 21 51926 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 15.6 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 25 41471 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 39 12.8 view View Actions
Stroke 21 2.68 view View Actions
Suicide 13 12.1 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 46 46.9 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 14 12.1 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 15 6.7 view View Actions
Vegetables 34 0.77 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 17.4 view View Actions