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New York - 2013



  • Outcomes Rank 23
  • Determinants Rank 14
  • Overall Rank 15
  • Diabetes Rank 23
  • Smoking Rank 5
  • Obesity Rank 3
NY 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)


  • Low prevalences of obesity & smoking
  • High per capita public health funding
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians & dentists



  • Low rate of high school graduation
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • Low immunization coverage among children



  • New York has one of the lowest obesity rates in the nation at 23.6 percent of the adult population; however, more than 3.5 million adults are obese in the state.
  • Although high school graduation rates increased in the past 5 years from 65.3 percent to 76.0 percent, they remain a challenge for the state.
  • In the past 5 years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 20.4 percent to 25.0 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • In the past 5 years, air pollution decreased from 11.7 to 9.0 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter.
  • In the past 10 years, the percentage of uninsured population decreased from 15.8 percent to 11.7 percent of the population.
  • In the past 10 years, deaths from cardiovascular disease decreased from 355.5 to 274.9 deaths per 100,000 population.



  • In New York, 54.6 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 25.1 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.5 percent.


State Health Department Web Site: www.health.state.ny.us

New York - 2013



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