Wyoming

Wyoming

Overall Rank: 17

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WY All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low violent crime rate
  • Low percentage of children in poverty
  • Low levels of air pollution

Challenges

  • High prevalence of smoking
  • Low immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians

Highlights

  • Although the smoking prevalence declined by 5.5 percent, it remains high at 21.8 percent of the adult population; 89,000 adults still smoke in Wyoming.
  • In the past year, binge drinking decreased by 11 percent from 18.9 percent to 17.0 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 25.5 percent to 21.1 percent of adults; there are still 86,000 physically inactive adults in the state.
  • In the past 5 years, the percentage of children in poverty decreased from 12.7 percent to 9.7 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among children increased from 59.1 percent to 67.2 percent of children aged 19 to 35 months. However, immunization coverage among adolescents decreased from 62.6 percent to 58.2 percent of persons aged 13 to 17 year
  • In the past 5 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased by more than 26 percent from 69.7 to 55.2 hospitalizations per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.

Disparities

  • In Wyoming, 57.6 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 30.1 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 27.5 percent.

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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 1 5.3 view View Actions
All Determinants 19 0.233 view View Actions
All Outcomes 18 0.123 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 27 17 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 12 180.1 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 23 239.5 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 1 9.7 view View Actions
Chlamydia 20 371.2 view View Actions
Dentists 34 51.7 view View Actions
Diabetes 16 9.1 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 14 27.5 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 28 13.2 view View Actions
High School Graduation 22 80.3 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 37 58.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 30 67.2 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 25 6.35 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 5 -0.581 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 36 16.6 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 24 8.1 view View Actions
Obesity 8 24.6 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 47 8.4 view View Actions
Overall 17 0.355 view View Actions
Pertussis 11 2.4 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 17 21.1 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 10 3.4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 11 3.5 view View Actions
Premature Death 33 7754 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 15 55.2 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 44 90.2 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 8 119.54 view View Actions
Salmonella 22 13.5 view View Actions
Smoking 36 21.8 view View Actions
Violent Crime 5 201.4 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 43 70.5 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 28 66 view View Actions
Fruits 24 0.99 view View Actions
Health Status 8 56.3 view View Actions
Heart Attack 30 4.70 view View Actions
Heart Disease 10 3.9 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 7 28.6 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 10 35.8 view View Actions
Income Disparity 1 0.4166 view View Actions
Low Health Status 15 14.93 view View Actions
Median Household Income 11 57512 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 11.1 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 7 48670 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 10 10.2 view View Actions
Stroke 8 2.36 view View Actions
Suicide 49 23.2 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 34 35.2 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 5 10 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 7 5.5 view View Actions
Vegetables 9 0.83 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 22 view View Actions