Missouri

Missouri

Overall Rank: 39

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Lower prevalence of low birthweight than most other states
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment

Challenges

  • High prevalence of smoking
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • High cardiovascular & cancer death rates

Highlights

  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking decreased from 25.0 percent to 23.9 percent of adults; however, almost 1.1 million adults still smoke.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of binge drinking decreased from 19.2 percent to 17.2 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 28.4 percent to 24.7 percent of adults; however, more than 1.1 million adults are physically inactive in the state and more than 1.3 million adults are obese.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among adolescents increased from 55.0 percent to 60.3 percent of persons aged 13 to 17 years.
  • In the past 5 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 22 percent from 88.6 to 72.4 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 29 percent from 374.3 to 291.0 deaths per 100,000 population.

Disparities

  • In Missouri, 52.5 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 23.5 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.0 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 35 10 view View Actions
All Determinants 38 -0.264 view View Actions
All Outcomes 39 -0.109 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 30 17.2 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 40 204.5 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 42 291 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 34 22.2 view View Actions
Chlamydia 34 465.6 view View Actions
Dentists 38 49.9 view View Actions
Diabetes 38 10.7 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 18 29 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 37 14.9 view View Actions
High School Graduation 12 83.7 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 30 60.3 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 42 63.9 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 33 6.89 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 33 0.024 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 26 14.1 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 22 7.9 view View Actions
Obesity 33 29.6 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 27 4.7 view View Actions
Overall 39 -0.373 view View Actions
Pertussis 34 7.3 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 36 24.7 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 30 4 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 34 4.2 view View Actions
Premature Death 40 8230 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 39 72.4 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 30 110.2 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 45 46.72 view View Actions
Salmonella 30 15.0 view View Actions
Smoking 43 23.9 view View Actions
Violent Crime 38 450.9 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 28 74 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 35 61.8 view View Actions
Fruits 38 0.89 view View Actions
Health Status 29 51 view View Actions
Heart Attack 36 5.02 view View Actions
Heart Disease 34 4.9 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 40 34.3 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 38 40.4 view View Actions
Income Disparity 24 0.4608 view View Actions
Low Health Status 35 18.69 view View Actions
Median Household Income 27 49764 view View Actions
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Personal Income, Per Capita 31 39049 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 27 11.6 view View Actions
Stroke 41 3.51 view View Actions
Suicide 30 14.4 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 31 34.5 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 16 12.5 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 17 6.9 view View Actions
Vegetables 13 0.81 view View Actions
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