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Maryland - 2013

Overall
Ranking

24

  • Outcomes Rank 24
  • Determinants Rank 20
  • Overall Rank 24
  • Diabetes Rank 30
  • Smoking Rank 5
  • Obesity Rank 25
MD 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 percentage of children in poverty
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians & dentists

 

Challenges:

  • High violent crime rate
  • High prevalence of low birthweight & high infant mortality rate
  • High levels of air pollution

 

Highlights:

  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking decreased significantly from 19.1 percent to 16.2 percent of adults; however, more than 740,000 adults still smoke.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 26.2 percent to 23.0 percent of adults; however, more than 1.0 million adults remain physically inactive.
  • Diabetes prevalence continues an upward trend and is now 10.2 percent of adults or almost 470,000 adults in the state.
  • In the past year, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 11.3 percent to 13.6 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • The trend in public health funding continues to decline and is down 11.2 percent from last year; it is the second consecutive year public health funding is less than $100 per person.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 28.1 percent from 334.8 to 261.3 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In Maryland, 58.0 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 27.2 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 30.8 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.dhmh.maryland.gov

Maryland - 2013

Overall
Ranking

24

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