Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Overall Rank: 44

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

Strengths

  • Low prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low incidence of pertussis infections
  • Moderate per capita public health funding

Challenges

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians

Highlights

  • Obesity remains high at 32.2 percent of adults; 875,000 adults are obese in Oklahoma. In addition, 28.3 percent of adults—almost 770,000—are physically inactive in the state.
  • In the past year, smoking prevalence decreased from 26.1 percent to 23.3 percent of adults; more than 630,000 adults still smoke in Oklahoma.
  • In the past 2 years, public health funding decreased by 40 percent from $113 to $80 per person.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 95.9 to 76.9 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees; however, Oklahoma still ranks poorly among the states for this measure.
  • In the past 10 years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 21.4 percent to 27.4 percent of persons younger than 18 years.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased from 402.2 to 330.5 deaths per 100,000 population.

Disparities

  • In Oklahoma, 49.3 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 19.5 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.8 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 32 9.7 view View Actions
All Determinants 43 -0.415 view View Actions
All Outcomes 45 -0.251 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 9 14.4 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 43 209.6 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 48 330.5 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 46 27.4 view View Actions
Chlamydia 23 377.9 view View Actions
Dentists 37 50.2 view View Actions
Diabetes 43 11.5 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 27 29.8 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 46 18.8 view View Actions
High School Graduation 27 78.5 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 32 59.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 48 61 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 44 7.72 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 18 -0.246 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 39 17.1 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 33 8.5 view View Actions
Obesity 45 32.2 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 45 7.8 view View Actions
Overall 44 -0.666 view View Actions
Pertussis 7 1.8 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 44 28.3 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 41 4.2 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 42 4.4 view View Actions
Premature Death 47 9838 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 43 76.9 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 48 82.7 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 26 80.2 view View Actions
Salmonella 41 22.2 view View Actions
Smoking 39 23.3 view View Actions
Violent Crime 41 469.3 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 45 69.9 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 44 58.9 view View Actions
Fruits 46 0.74 view View Actions
Health Status 40 47.3 view View Actions
Heart Attack 44 5.58 view View Actions
Heart Disease 42 5.3 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 42 35.5 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 46 41.8 view View Actions
Income Disparity 31 0.4643 view View Actions
Low Health Status 38 19.01 view View Actions
Median Household Income 31 48407 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 16.7 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 32 39006 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 42 13.2 view View Actions
Stroke 42 3.60 view View Actions
Suicide 39 16.8 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 47 47.8 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 4 9.6 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 4 5.1 view View Actions
Vegetables 41 0.75 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 22.7 view View Actions