West Virginia

West Virginia

Overall Rank: 47

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low incidence of infectious disease
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High per capita public health funding

Challenges

  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High prevalence of diabetes
  • Low immunization coverage among children

Highlights

  • In the past year, lack of health insurance decreased 20% from 14.2% to 11.3% of the population.
  • In the past 2 years, drug deaths increased 47% from 22.0 to 32.4 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 10 years, children in poverty increased 43% from 18.0% to 25.7% of children.
  • In the past 5 years, infant mortality has not changed at 7.4 per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past 20 years, low birthweight increased 31% from 7.2% to 9.4% of 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 33 9.4 view View Actions
All Determinants 47 -0.442 view View Actions
All Outcomes 50 -0.327 view View Actions
Behaviors 49 -0.285 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 48 221.6 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 45 299.6 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 43 25.7 view View Actions
Chlamydia 4 277 view View Actions
Clinical Care 49 -0.183 view View Actions
Community & Environment 25 0.033 view View Actions
Dentists 40 48.0 view View Actions
Diabetes 50 14.1 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 7 24 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 50 32.4 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 1 10.3 view View Actions
High School Graduation 30 81.4 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 34 -0.471 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 50 63.4 view View Actions
Immunization HPV male 16 23.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 44 7.4 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 1 -1.09 view View Actions
Injury Deaths 98.9 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 22 11.3 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 45 9.4 view View Actions
Obesity 49 35.7 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 44 6.8 view View Actions
Overall 47 -0.77 view View Actions
Pertussis 1 1 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 47 28.7 view View Actions
Policy 27 -0.007 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 48 4.6 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 50 5.3 view View Actions
Premature Death 49 10129 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 49 81.2 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 33 109.2 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 5 119.86 view View Actions
Salmonella 8 10.5 view View Actions
Smoking 50 26.7 view View Actions
Violent Crime 23 300.3 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Binge Drinking 1 9.6 view View Actions
Cholesterol Check 16 78.7 view View Actions
Chronic Drinking 2 3.6 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 50 54.2 view View Actions
Fruits 48 1.08 view View Actions
Heart Attack 50 7.4 view View Actions
Heart Disease 50 7.8 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 50 41 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 48 42.9 view View Actions
High Health Status 50 41.7 view View Actions
High School Graduation AFGR 81.4 view View Actions
Immunization HPV female 24 40 view View Actions
Immunization MCV4 19 78.9 view View Actions
Immunization Tdap 44 77.9 view View Actions
Income Disparity 19 0.455 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 40 37.4 view View Actions
Median Household Income 49 39552 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 15.6 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 49 36644 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 38 12.48 view View Actions
Stroke 48 4.6 view View Actions
Suicide 34 16.8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 45 40.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 32 12.4 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 34 6.5 view View Actions
Vegetables 40 1.72 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 19.6 view View Actions

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