Utah

Utah

Overall Rank: 6

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

Strengths

  • Low prevalences of smoking & binge drinking
  • Low prevalences of physical inactivity, obesity, & diabetes
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations

Challenges

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • High incidence of pertussis infections
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians

Highlights

  • Utah has the lowest smoking rate in the nation at 10.6 percent of the adult population; however, more than 190,000 adults still smoke.
  • In the past year, the rate of drug deaths decreased 16 percent from 21.4 to 18.4 deaths per 100,000.
  • Utah has one of the lowest rates of physical inactivity in the nation at 16.5 percent of the adult population; however, more than 300,000 adults are still physically inactive.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations by decreased 29 percent from 47.8 to 37.2 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 6.7 percent to 7.2 percent of the adult population; more than 130,000 adults in Utah have diabetes.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths dropped by 27.5 percent from 267.6 to 209.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

Disparities

  • In Utah, 56.7 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 22.6 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 34.1 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 25 9.3 view View Actions
All Determinants 6 0.43 view View Actions
All Outcomes 3 0.265 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 2 11.2 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 1 141.3 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 4 209.9 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 9 13.7 view View Actions
Chlamydia 8 256.4 view View Actions
Dentists 13 67.3 view View Actions
Diabetes 2 7.2 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 44 34.1 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 45 18.4 view View Actions
High School Graduation 26 78.6 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 44 54.0 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 11 73 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 9 5.08 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 31 -0.028 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 28 14.5 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 13 6.9 view View Actions
Obesity 6 24.3 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 4 3.2 view View Actions
Overall 6 0.695 view View Actions
Pertussis 50 22.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 2 16.5 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 10 3.4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 3 3.2 view View Actions
Premature Death 12 6231 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 2 37.2 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 45 88.5 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 30 66.28 view View Actions
Salmonella 14 11.9 view View Actions
Smoking 1 10.6 view View Actions
Violent Crime 6 205.8 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 50 66.3 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 16 68.4 view View Actions
Fruits 3 1.15 view View Actions
Health Status 7 56.4 view View Actions
Heart Attack 1 2.69 view View Actions
Heart Disease 1 2.6 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 1 22.9 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 4 34.6 view View Actions
Income Disparity 3 0.4244 view View Actions
Low Health Status 4 13.10 view View Actions
Median Household Income 10 58341 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 8.6 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 46 34601 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 19 10.9 view View Actions
Stroke 2 2.03 view View Actions
Suicide 44 18.8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 10 23.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 9 11.2 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 10 5.8 view View Actions
Vegetables 13 0.81 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 5.9 view View Actions