Washington

Washington

Overall Rank: 13

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WA 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 physical inactivity
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations

Challenges

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • High incidence of pertussis
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

Highlights

  • In the past 2 years, smoking decreased 8 percent from 17.5 percent to 16.1 percent of adults.
  • In the last 2 years, high school graduation increased by 7 percent from 73.7 percent to 79.0 percent of incoming ninth graders.
  • In the past year, pertussis increased by over 400 percent from 14.3 to 72.1 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the last 10 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 26 percent from 53.3 to 39.3 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 50 percent from 9.7 to 4.9 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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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 16 8.1 view View Actions
All Determinants 14 0.33 view View Actions
All Outcomes 19 0.069 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 26 16.8 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 16 184.7 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 8 214.8 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 17 15.9 view View Actions
Chlamydia 11 360.1 view View Actions
Dentists 9 72.3 view View Actions
Diabetes 12 8.6 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 49 37.5 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 32 14 view View Actions
High School Graduation 30 79 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 14 70.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 22 70.8 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 7 4.9 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 37 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 26 13.9 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 2 6.1 view View Actions
Obesity 18 27.2 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 2 2.5 view View Actions
Overall 13 0.398 view View Actions
Pertussis 47 72.1 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 5 19 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 30 3.8 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 25 3.9 view View Actions
Premature Death 10 5912 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 6 39.3 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 15 126.7 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 18 86.33 view View Actions
Salmonella 17 12.3 view View Actions
Smoking 7 16.1 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 31 74.5 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 18 67.6 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 27 18.4 view View Actions
Fruits 19 1.4 view View Actions
Heart Attack 9 3.8 view View Actions
Heart Disease 14 3.7 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 16 30.4 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 13 36.7 view View Actions
High Health Status 22 52.9 view View Actions
Income Disparity 19 0.457 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 19 32.9 view View Actions
Median Household Income 60106 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 12 47717 view View Actions
Physical Activity 3 80 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 8 9.9 view View Actions
Stroke 12 2.5 view View Actions
Suicide 30 15 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 14 23.4 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 36 14 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 28 7 view View Actions
Vegetables 6 2.02 view View Actions
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