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Texas - 2013

Overall
Ranking

36

  • Outcomes Rank 29
  • Determinants Rank 36
  • Overall Rank 36
  • Diabetes Rank 35
  • Smoking Rank 20
  • Obesity Rank 32
TX Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)

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.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.dshs.state.tx.us

Texas - 2013

Overall
Ranking

36

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