Vermont

Vermont

Overall Rank: 2

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

Strengths

  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low violent crime rate
  • Low percentage of uninsured population

Challenges

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • High incidence of pertussis infections

Highlights

  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking decreased from 19.1 percent to 16.5 percent of the adult population; however, nearly 90,000 adults still smoke in Vermont.
  • The prevalence of binge drinking increased in the past year from 18.5 percent to 19.3 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, the incidence of pertussis increased from 2.9 to 15.1 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 5 years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 10.9 percent to 17.0 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • In the past year, the percentage of uninsured population decreased from 9.0 percent to 7.8 percent of the population.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 34 percent from 295.8 to 220.8 deaths per 100,000 population.

Disparities

  • In Vermont, 61.7 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 30.9 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 30.8 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 7 6.9 view View Actions
All Determinants 1 0.698 view View Actions
All Outcomes 12 0.17 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 41 19.3 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 30 192.3 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 10 220.8 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 18 17 view View Actions
Chlamydia 5 237 view View Actions
Dentists 21 60 view View Actions
Diabetes 4 7.3 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 32 30.7 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 11 9.9 view View Actions
High School Graduation 1 91.4 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 10 70.6 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 45 63.2 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 11 5.19 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 28 -0.097 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 2 7.8 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 9 6.7 view View Actions
Obesity 5 23.7 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 17 3.8 view View Actions
Overall 2 0.868 view View Actions
Pertussis 47 15.1 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 4 17.2 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 22 3.8 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 16 3.7 view View Actions
Premature Death 2 5681 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 9 51.1 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 4 170.9 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 6 124.13 view View Actions
Salmonella 24 13.7 view View Actions
Smoking 9 16.5 view View Actions
Violent Crime 2 142.6 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 18 77.1 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 11 70.8 view View Actions
Fruits 5 1.11 view View Actions
Health Status 1 59.3 view View Actions
Heart Attack 18 4.28 view View Actions
Heart Disease 19 4.1 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 13 29.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 11 36 view View Actions
Income Disparity 11 0.4392 view View Actions
Low Health Status 2 12.05 view View Actions
Median Household Income 17 55582 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 9.9 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 21 42994 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 1 8.8 view View Actions
Stroke 10 2.41 view View Actions
Suicide 38 16.2 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 4 16.8 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 8 11 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 4 5.1 view View Actions
Vegetables 1 0.9 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 13.3 view View Actions