Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Overall Rank: 20

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WI 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
  • High immunization coverage among children
  • Low percentage of uninsured population

Challenges

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High incidence of infectious diseases
  • Low per capita public health funding

Highlights

  • In the past year, the prevalence of obesity increased from 27.7 percent to 29.7 percent of adults; more than 1.3 million adults are obese in the state.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children increased from 70.9 percent to 75.2 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months, while immunization coverage among adolescents decreased from 70.1 percent to 67.2 percent of persons aged 13 to 17 years.
  • In the past 5 years, the percentage of uninsured population increased by 15 percent from 8.5 percent to 10.0 percent of the population.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations dropped by 16 percent from 63.8 to 55.0 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • Although diabetes remains low at 8.3 percent of the adult population, more than 370,000 adults have diabetes in Wisconsin.
  • In the past year, the number of poor mental health days increased by 14 percent from 3.2 to 3.7 days in the last 30 days.

Disparities

  • In Wisconsin, 55.1 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 31.0 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 24.1 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 28 9.6 view View Actions
All Determinants 24 0.141 view View Actions
All Outcomes 11 0.171 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 50 25.2 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 24 190.5 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 20 236.4 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 16 15.9 view View Actions
Chlamydia 28 432.9 view View Actions
Dentists 24 58.3 view View Actions
Diabetes 10 8.3 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 7 24.1 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 16 11.0 view View Actions
High School Graduation 2 91.1 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 16 67.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 6 75.2 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 20 5.96 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 44 0.461 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 7 10.0 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 16 7.2 view View Actions
Obesity 35 29.7 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 18 3.9 view View Actions
Overall 20 0.313 view View Actions
Pertussis 49 21.0 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 12 20.3 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 19 3.7 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 11 3.5 view View Actions
Premature Death 14 6332 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 14 55.0 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 19 121.8 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 49 42.14 view View Actions
Salmonella 19 13.2 view View Actions
Smoking 30 20.4 view View Actions
Violent Crime 18 280.5 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 24 75.5 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 7 72 view View Actions
Fruits 8 1.07 view View Actions
Health Status 15 54.2 view View Actions
Heart Attack 23 4.48 view View Actions
Heart Disease 16 4 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 10 28.9 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 14 36.4 view View Actions
Income Disparity 12 0.4401 view View Actions
Low Health Status 9 14.03 view View Actions
Median Household Income 19 53079 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 10.4 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 26 40537 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 13 10.4 view View Actions
Stroke 15 2.47 view View Actions
Suicide 24 13.8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 11 23.2 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 21 13.1 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 19 7.1 view View Actions
Vegetables 29 0.78 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 14.6 view View Actions