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New Jersey - 2013

Overall
Ranking

10

  • Outcomes Rank 9
  • Determinants Rank 10
  • Overall Rank 10
  • Diabetes Rank 19
  • Smoking Rank 13
  • Obesity Rank 8
NJ 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 rate of drug deaths
  • Low percentage of children in poverty
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians & dentists

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations

 

Highlights:

  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking increased by 3 percent, from 16.8 percent to 17.3 percent; more than 1.2 million adults smoke in the state.
  • In the past year the prevalence of obesity increased by 4 percent, from 23.7 percent to 24.6 percent of adults; more than 1.7 million adults are obese in New Jersey.
  • In the past 5 years, air pollution decreased by 37 percent from 12.5 to 9.1 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations declined from 83.9 to 66.7 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the last year, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 8.8 percent to 9.3 percent of adults; more than 650,000 adults have diabetes in the state.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by one-third from 330.8 to 248.0 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In New Jersey, 55.9 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 26.9 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.0 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.state.nj.us/health

New Jersey - 2013

Overall
Ranking

10

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