New Jersey

New Jersey

Overall Rank: 11

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

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Ready availability of dentists
  • Low incidence of infectious disease

Challenges

  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

Highlights

  • In the past year, smoking decreased by 9 percent from 17.3 percent to 15.7 percent of adults. It was 27.9 percent in 1990.
  • In the past 2 years, obesity increased by 11 percent from 23.7 percent to 26.3 percent of adults.
  • In the past 5 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased by 23 percent from 79.0 to 60.8 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 2 years, drug deaths increased by 71 percent from 6.8 to 11.6 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 50 percent from 9.6 to 4.8 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 24 9 view View Actions
All Determinants 12 0.337 view View Actions
All Outcomes 14 0.136 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 21 16.3 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 18 185.5 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 28 246.8 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 21 16.5 view View Actions
Chlamydia 7 309.2 view View Actions
Dentists 2 83 view View Actions
Diabetes 16 9.2 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 35 30.6 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 17 11.6 view View Actions
High School Graduation 9 87 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 15 69.6 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 14 72.9 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 6 4.8 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 5 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 23 13.0 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 31 8.2 view View Actions
Obesity 12 26.3 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 11 3.7 view View Actions
Overall 11 0.473 view View Actions
Pertussis 32 15.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 27 24.1 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 11 3.3 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 8 3.4 view View Actions
Premature Death 8 5837 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 34 60.8 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 8 143.7 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 33 61.28 view View Actions
Salmonella 19 13 view View Actions
Smoking 5 15.7 view View Actions
Violent Crime 20 290.2 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 9 81 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 8 71.2 view View Actions
Excessive Drinking 20 17.6 view View Actions
Fruits 15 1.42 view View Actions
Heart Attack 13 3.9 view View Actions
Heart Disease 14 3.7 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 20 31.1 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 34 39.2 view View Actions
High Health Status 25 52.6 view View Actions
Income Disparity 41 0.48 view View Actions
Insufficient Sleep 45 39.3 view View Actions
Median Household Income 61782 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 8.7 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 3 55386 view View Actions
Physical Activity 31 73.2 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 24 11.2 view View Actions
Stroke 12 2.5 view View Actions
Suicide 1 7.5 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 5 16.7 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 41 14.7 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 42 8.2 view View Actions
Vegetables 25 1.87 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 12.9 view View Actions

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