West Virginia

West Virginia

Overall Rank: 44

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WV 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 binge drinking
  • Low incidence of infectious disease
  • High per capita public health funding

Challenges

  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High rate of drug deaths
  • High prevalence of obesity

Highlights

  • In the last 15 years, violent crime increased by 44 percent from 219 to 316 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, children in poverty increased by 23 percent from 19.0 percent to 23.3 percent of children.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among adolescents increased by 14 percent from 56.1 percent to 64.1 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 years.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 30 percent from 10.0 to 7.0 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past year, drug deaths increased by 42 percent from 22.0 to 31.3 deaths per 100,000 population.

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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 34 9.8 view View Actions
All Determinants 43 -0.403 view View Actions
All Outcomes 48 -0.31 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 2 11.2 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 48 220.5 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 45 303.7 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 39 23.3 view View Actions
Chlamydia 3 258.2 view View Actions
Dentists 46 47.3 view View Actions
Diabetes 49 13 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 6 23.4 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 50 31.3 view View Actions
High School Graduation 27 80 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 29 64.1 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 43 65.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 38 7 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 1 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 30 14.2 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 44 9.2 view View Actions
Obesity 49 35.1 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 43 6.8 view View Actions
Overall 44 -0.713 view View Actions
Pertussis 9 4.6 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 46 30.7 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 47 4.4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 50 5.3 view View Actions
Premature Death 49 10159 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 49 93.3 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 34 107.8 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 5 134.72 view View Actions
Salmonella 12 11.8 view View Actions
Smoking 50 27.3 view View Actions
Violent Crime 24 316.3 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 16 78.7 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 47 56.4 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 2 11.8 view View Actions
Fruits 48 1.08 view View Actions
Heart Attack 50 7.8 view View Actions
Heart Disease 50 7.5 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 50 41 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 48 42.9 view View Actions
High Health Status 50 41.6 view View Actions
Income Disparity 27 0.465 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 47 40 view View Actions
Median Household Income 40241 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 15.6 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 49 35533 view View Actions
Physical Activity 44 68.6 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 38 12.4 view View Actions
Stroke 44 3.9 view View Actions
Suicide 38 17.3 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 45 44.1 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 17 12 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 18 6.5 view View Actions
Vegetables 40 1.72 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 19.6 view View Actions

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