Utah

Utah

Overall Rank: 5

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UT 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 percentage of children in poverty
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations

Challenges

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • Low immunization coverage among teens
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians

Highlights

  • In the past year, physical inactivity increased by 16 percent from 16.5 percent to 19.1 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 9 percent from 37.2 to 34.0 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the last 2 years, smoking decreased by 13 percent from 11.8 percent to 10.3 percent of adults, the lowest rate in the nation.
  • In the last 2 years, drug deaths decreased by 13 percent from 21.4 to 18.6 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty decreased by 11 percent from 10.3 percent to 9.2 percent of children, the lowest rate among states.

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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 39 10.1 view View Actions
All Determinants 6 0.468 view View Actions
All Outcomes 3 0.261 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 4 12.3 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 1 145.7 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 6 212.2 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 1 9.2 view View Actions
Chlamydia 4 270.3 view View Actions
Dentists 13 67.3 view View Actions
Diabetes 2 7.1 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 16 26.5 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 46 20.1 view View Actions
High School Graduation 34 78 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 44 55.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 9 75.2 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 16 5.2 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 12 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 30 14.2 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 13 6.8 view View Actions
Obesity 4 24.1 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 10 3.5 view View Actions
Overall 5 0.729 view View Actions
Pertussis 45 56.5 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 6 19.1 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 18 3.5 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 5 3.3 view View Actions
Premature Death 13 6143 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 2 34 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 44 90.8 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 30 67.18 view View Actions
Salmonella 4 9.2 view View Actions
Smoking 1 10.3 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 68.3 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 16 68.4 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 4 13.2 view View Actions
Fruits 10 1.47 view View Actions
Heart Attack 1 3 view View Actions
Heart Disease 2 2.7 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 1 24.2 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 1 33.4 view View Actions
High Health Status 3 59 view View Actions
Income Disparity 3 0.426 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 19 32.9 view View Actions
Median Household Income 62967 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 6.4 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 43 36640 view View Actions
Physical Activity 5 79.4 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 11 10.2 view View Actions
Stroke 2 2 view View Actions
Suicide 46 21.4 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 13 23.3 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 7 9.7 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 4 4.4 view View Actions
Vegetables 12 1.97 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 4.4 view View Actions

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