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Wyoming - 2013

Overall
Ranking

17

  • Outcomes Rank 18
  • Determinants Rank 19
  • Overall Rank 17
  • Diabetes Rank 16
  • Smoking Rank 36
  • Obesity Rank 8
WY 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:

  • 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.

 

State Health Department Web Site: http://www.health.wyo.gov

Wyoming - 2013

Overall
Ranking

17

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