Alaska

Alaska

Overall Rank: 26

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AK All Outcomes (1990-2014) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low levels of air pollution
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight
  • Low infant mortality rate

Challenges

  • High incidence of infectious disease
  • Low immunization coverage among teens
  • Low immunization coverage among children

Highlights

  • In the past year, binge drinking increased by 16 percent from 16.8 percent to 19.5 percent of adults.
  • Since 1990, violent crime increased by 33 percent from 455 to 603 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, pertussis increased by over 10 times from 3.8 to 48.8 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 12 percent from 53.1 to 46.7 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 58 percent from 10.6 to 4.5 deaths per 1,000 live births, the second lowest rate in the nation.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 1 4.9 view View Actions
All Determinants 29 -0.058 view View Actions
All Outcomes 6 0.183 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 43 19.5 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 27 191.8 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 14 219.2 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 17 15.9 view View Actions
Chlamydia 49 755.8 view View Actions
Dentists 3 80.9 view View Actions
Diabetes 2 7.1 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 13 25.7 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 33 14.4 view View Actions
High School Graduation 30 79 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 48 52.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 46 63.9 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 2 4.5 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 46 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 47 19.5 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 1 5.7 view View Actions
Obesity 23 28.4 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 42 6.1 view View Actions
Overall 26 0.125 view View Actions
Pertussis 42 48.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 8 20.6 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 7 3.1 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 19 3.7 view View Actions
Premature Death 34 7600 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 10 46.7 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 29 113.2 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 1 218.51 view View Actions
Salmonella 2 8.1 view View Actions
Smoking 42 22.6 view View Actions
Violent Crime 48 603.2 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 48 70.1 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 23 67.4 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 43 21.1 view View Actions
Fruits 19 1.4 view View Actions
Heart Attack 3 3.1 view View Actions
Heart Disease 6 3.2 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 12 29.8 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 27 38.6 view View Actions
High Health Status 19 53.7 view View Actions
Income Disparity 1 0.408 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 26 35.3 view View Actions
Median Household Income 61137 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 12.4 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 9 50150 view View Actions
Physical Activity 8 77.7 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 3 9.2 view View Actions
Stroke 4 2.2 view View Actions
Suicide 49 23.2 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 37 34.5 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 18 12.1 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 18 6.5 view View Actions
Vegetables 5 2.03 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 10.6 view View Actions

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