New Jersey

New Jersey

Overall Rank: 10

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NJ All Outcomes (1990-2013) see more
  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

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.

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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 22 9.1 view View Actions
All Determinants 10 0.353 view View Actions
All Outcomes 9 0.178 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 33 17.7 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 18 187.4 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 25 248 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 4 12.5 view View Actions
Chlamydia 10 298.1 view View Actions
Dentists 2 83 view View Actions
Diabetes 19 9.3 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 18 29 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 4 6.9 view View Actions
High School Graduation 6 87.2 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 8 71.4 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 20 71.5 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 8 4.97 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 3 -0.666 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 30 14.7 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 33 8.5 view View Actions
Obesity 8 24.6 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 12 3.5 view View Actions
Overall 10 0.531 view View Actions
Pertussis 17 3.6 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 37 24.9 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 9 3.3 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 6 3.3 view View Actions
Premature Death 9 6091 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 33 66.7 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 8 140.4 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 33 62.73 view View Actions
Salmonella 27 14.0 view View Actions
Smoking 13 17.3 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 6 80.7 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 8 71.2 view View Actions
Fruits 22 1 view View Actions
Health Status 19 53.5 view View Actions
Heart Attack 12 3.86 view View Actions
Heart Disease 19 4.1 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 21 30.6 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 16 37 view View Actions
Income Disparity 39 0.4718 view View Actions
Low Health Status 21 16.11 view View Actions
Median Household Income 3 66692 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 10.9 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 3 53628 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 29 11.7 view View Actions
Stroke 5 2.25 view View Actions
Suicide 2 8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 5 18.7 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 38 15.7 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 47 9.5 view View Actions
Vegetables 45 0.74 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 16.1 view View Actions