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Idaho - 2013

Overall
Ranking

12

  • Outcomes Rank 16
  • Determinants Rank 15
  • Overall Rank 12
  • Diabetes Rank 12
  • Smoking Rank 7
  • Obesity Rank 18
ID 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 prevalence of smoking
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight

 

Challenges:

  • Limited availability of primary care physicians
  • Low immunization coverage among children & adolescents
  • High incidence of pertussis infections

 

Highlights:

  • While Idaho has one of the lowest smoking rates in the nation, close to 190,000 adults still smoke.
  • More than 300,000 adults in Idaho are obese and more than 230,000 adults are physically inactive.
  • In the past year, binge drinking decreased from 16.6 percent of adults to 14.1 percent.
  • Last year, the high school graduation rate rose to 84.0 percent of incoming ninth graders who graduate in 4 years, the highest rate ever.
  • The infant mortality rate continues a four year decline from 6.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2010 to 5.1 deaths per 1,000 live births this year,
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased from 293.6 to 228.7 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In Idaho, 54.0 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 24.8 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.2 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov

Idaho - 2013

Overall
Ranking

12

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