Washington

Washington

Overall Rank: 14

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

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of physical inactivity
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Low infant mortality rate & low prevalence of low birthweight

Challenges

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • High incidence of pertussis infections
  • Low immunization coverage among children

Highlights

  • In the past year, drug deaths decreased from 15.9 to 14.4 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • Although Washington has a lower prevalence of physical inactivity than most other states, nearly 1.0 million adults remain physically inactive, and nearly 1.4 million adults are obese in the state.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children decreased from 68.1 percent to 65.2 of children aged 19 to 35 months.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased by 17 percent from 51.9 to 44.2 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past year, the infant mortality rate decreased from 5.2 to 4.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 31 percent from 297.4 to 227.0 deaths per 100,000 population.

Disparities

  • In Washington, 54.8 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 23.9 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 30.9 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 16 8.5 view View Actions
All Determinants 16 0.283 view View Actions
All Outcomes 19 0.12 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 25 16.9 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 20 188.6 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 14 227 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 12 14.8 view View Actions
Chlamydia 16 346.2 view View Actions
Dentists 9 72.3 view View Actions
Diabetes 14 8.8 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 34 30.9 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 36 14.4 view View Actions
High School Graduation 30 77.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 18 66.9 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 39 65.2 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 3 4.7 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 29 -0.082 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 25 14.0 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 2 6.1 view View Actions
Obesity 18 26.8 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 7 3.3 view View Actions
Overall 14 0.403 view View Actions
Pertussis 46 14.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 9 18.9 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 28 3.9 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 26 4 view View Actions
Premature Death 7 6062 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 6 44.2 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 17 123.4 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 16 94.39 view View Actions
Salmonella 4 8.7 view View Actions
Smoking 11 17.2 view View Actions
Violent Crime 21 295.6 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 42 70.7 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 18 67.6 view View Actions
Fruits 8 1.07 view View Actions
Health Status 27 52.3 view View Actions
Heart Attack 6 3.47 view View Actions
Heart Disease 8 3.7 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 19 30 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 36 39.7 view View Actions
Income Disparity 18 0.4498 view View Actions
Low Health Status 22 16.17 view View Actions
Median Household Income 8 62187 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 12 45413 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 5 9.8 view View Actions
Stroke 13 2.45 view View Actions
Suicide 26 14.1 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 16 25.4 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 46 16.9 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 35 8.3 view View Actions
Vegetables 18 0.8 view View Actions
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