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Wisconsin - 2013

Overall
Ranking

20

  • Outcomes Rank 11
  • Determinants Rank 24
  • Overall Rank 20
  • Diabetes Rank 10
  • Smoking Rank 30
  • Obesity Rank 35
WI Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)

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.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin - 2013

Overall
Ranking

20

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