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State Summary: United States, 2015 Annual Report
United States
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: United States, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
  • In the past year, infant mortality has not changed at 6.0 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past year, smoking decreased 5% from 19.0% to 18.1% of adults.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 11% from 25.3% to 22.6% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, obesity increased 7% from 27.6% to 29.6% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, diabetes increased 3% from 9.7% to 10.0% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, immunizations among children ages 19 to 35 months increased 5% from 68.4% to 71.6%.
  • In the past 2 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 11% from 64.9 to 57.6 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 10 years, cardiovascular deaths decreased 23% from 326.6 to 250.8 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 10 years, air pollution decreased 24% from 12.5 to 9.5 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter.
  • In the past 20 years, violent crime decreased 51% from 746 to 368 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths decreased 4% from 197.5 to 189.6 per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty increased 2% from 20.6% to 21.1% of children.
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*Negative value denotes below US average; positive value denotes above US average. **Difference in the percentage of adults aged 25 and older with vs. without a high school education who report their health is very good or excellent.

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