Virginia

Virginia

Overall Rank: 26

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VA 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
  • Low violent crime rate
  • Low percentage of children in poverty

Challenges

  • High prevalence of diabetes
  • High infant mortality rate
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

Highlights

  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking declined from 20.9 percent to 19.0 percent of adults; however, nearly 1.2 million adults still smoke in Virginia.
  • In the past year, the rate of drug deaths decreased from 9.3 to 8.0 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • Although the prevalence of obesity dropped from 29.2 percent to 27.4 percent of adults in the past year, obesity remains high; more than 1.7 million adults are obese in Virginia.
  • In the past 5 years, air pollution decreased by 35 percent from 12.6 to 9.3 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter.
  • In the past 5 years, public health funding decreased by nearly 60 percent from $111 to $69 per person.
  • In the past 10 years, the percent of children living in poverty increased from 8.4 percent to 13.5 percent of persons younger than 18 years.

Disparities

  • In Virginia, 54.9 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 23.2 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 31.7 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 25 9.3 view View Actions
All Determinants 18 0.244 view View Actions
All Outcomes 28 0.015 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 17 15.7 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 29 192 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 26 248.1 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 7 13.5 view View Actions
Chlamydia 34 453.9 view View Actions
Dentists 19 61.6 view View Actions
Diabetes 35 10.6 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 37 31.7 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 7 8.0 view View Actions
High School Graduation 20 81.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 33 59.6 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 23 69.8 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 35 6.97 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 26 -0.14 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 18 12.9 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 23 8 view View Actions
Obesity 24 27.4 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 20 4 view View Actions
Overall 26 0.259 view View Actions
Pertussis 24 5.0 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 22 22.5 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 12 3.5 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 20 3.8 view View Actions
Premature Death 21 6816 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 19 59.0 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 15 124.4 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 28 69.47 view View Actions
Salmonella 31 15.2 view View Actions
Smoking 23 19 view View Actions
Violent Crime 4 190.1 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 11 79.2 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 12 70.4 view View Actions
Fruits 31 0.97 view View Actions
Health Status 24 52.7 view View Actions
Heart Attack 24 4.50 view View Actions
Heart Disease 30 4.6 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 28 31.2 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 20 37.5 view View Actions
Income Disparity 33 0.4661 view View Actions
Low Health Status 28 17.46 view View Actions
Median Household Income 4 64632 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 11.1 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 8 47082 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 23 11.2 view View Actions
Stroke 33 3.11 view View Actions
Suicide 10 11.9 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 12 24.5 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 11 11.7 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 12 6 view View Actions
Vegetables 29 0.78 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 15 view View Actions