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Pennsylvania - 2013

Overall
Ranking

29

  • Outcomes Rank 33
  • Determinants Rank 28
  • Overall Rank 29
  • Diabetes Rank 30
  • Smoking Rank 35
  • Obesity Rank 30
PA 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:

  • High rate of high school graduation
  • High immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Low percentage of uninsured population

 

Challenges:

  • High rate of drug deaths
  • High levels of air pollution
  • Low per capita public health funding

 

Highlights:

  • The prevalence of smoking decreased nearly 5 percent in the past year; however, more than 2.1 million adults still smoke in the state.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of obesity increased from 28.6 percent to 29.1 percent of adults; nearly 2.9 million adults are obese in the state.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased from 26.2 percent to 23.4 percent of adults; however, 2.3 million adults remain physically inactive.
  • Immunization coverage among adolescents increased in the past year, from 68.6 percent to 74.1 percent of persons aged 13 to 17 years.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased by 22 percent from 84.7 to 69.7 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past 10 years, cardiovascular deaths decreased by 31 percent from 348.4 to 266.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

Disparities:

  • In Pennsylvania, 55.0 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 27.5 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 27.5 percent.

 

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

Pennsylvania - 2013

Overall
Ranking

29

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