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State Summary: Texas, 2015 Annual Report
Texas
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Texas, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Few poor mental health days
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low prevalence of smoking
Challenges
  • High percentage of uninsured population
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • Large disparity in health status by education level
Highlights
  • In the past year, disparity in health status by education level increased 20% from 28.3% to 34.0%.
  • In the past 2 years, obesity increased 9% from 29.2% to 31.9% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, smoking decreased 20% from 18.2% to 14.5% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, poor mental health days decreased 17% from 3.6 to 3.0 days in the previous 30 days.
  • In the past 20 years, cancer deaths decreased 9% from 201.3 to 182.3 per 100,000 population.
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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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