Colorado

Colorado

Overall Rank: 8

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  • Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core outcome is from the national average.

Strengths

  • Low prevalences of obesity, physical inactivity, & diabetes
  • Low levels of air pollution
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations

Challenges

  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High rate of drug deaths
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

Highlights

  • Colorado has the lowest obesity rate in the nation at 20.5 percent of the population, with 760,000 obese adults.
  • In the past year, the drug death rate decreased from 16.3 to 14.3 deaths per 100,000.
  • In the past year, immunization coverage among adolescents increased from 58.1 percent to 68.1 percent of persons aged 13 to 17 years.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 6.7 percent to 7.4 percent of adults. Diabetes has been on the rise since the early 1990’s.
  • The percentage of low birthweight infants continues to decrease from a high of 9.2 percent of births in 2008 to 8.7 percent of births this year.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by 27 percent from 276.5 to 202.6 deaths per 100,000 population.

Disparities

  • In Colorado, 60.2 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 21.9 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 38.3 percent.

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Core Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Air Pollution 6 6.7 view View Actions
All Determinants 8 0.39 view View Actions
All Outcomes 10 0.175 view View Actions
Binge Drinking 39 19.2 view View Actions
Cancer Deaths 3 164.3 view View Actions
Cardiovascular Deaths 2 202.6 view View Actions
Children in Poverty 12 14.8 view View Actions
Chlamydia 30 433.7 view View Actions
Dentists 11 69.4 view View Actions
Diabetes 6 7.4 view View Actions
Disparity in Health Status 49 38.4 view View Actions
Drug Deaths 35 14.3 view View Actions
High School Graduation 24 79.8 view View Actions
Immunization - Adolescents 14 68.1 view View Actions
Immunization - Children 18 71.7 view View Actions
Infant Mortality 23 6.08 view View Actions
Infectious Disease 23 -0.191 view View Actions
Lack of Health Insurance 30 14.7 view View Actions
Low Birthweight 37 8.7 view View Actions
Obesity 1 20.5 view View Actions
Occupational Fatalities 24 4.3 view View Actions
Overall 8 0.565 view View Actions
Pertussis 37 8.2 view View Actions
Physical Inactivity 3 17 view View Actions
Poor Mental Health Days 12 3.5 view View Actions
Poor Physical Health Days 11 3.5 view View Actions
Premature Death 11 6112 view View Actions
Preventable Hospitalizations 5 43.7 view View Actions
Primary Care Physicians 24 117.9 view View Actions
Public Health Funding 25 83.98 view View Actions
Salmonella 11 10.2 view View Actions
Smoking 15 17.7 view View Actions
Violent Crime 23 308.9 view View Actions


Supplemental Measures

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Measures Rank Value History Take Action
Cholesterol Check 26 74.7 view View Actions
Dental Visit, Annual 29 65.3 view View Actions
Fruits 6 1.1 view View Actions
Health Status 5 57.3 view View Actions
Heart Attack 2 2.99 view View Actions
Heart Disease 3 3 view View Actions
High Blood Pressure 2 25 view View Actions
High Cholesterol 1 33.5 view View Actions
Income Disparity 22 0.4579 view View Actions
Low Health Status 13 14.54 view View Actions
Median Household Income 12 57255 view View Actions
Obesity - Youth 7.3 view View Actions
Personal Income, Per Capita 13 45135 view View Actions
Preterm Birth 12 10.3 view View Actions
Stroke 1 1.83 view View Actions
Suicide 40 17.2 view View Actions
Teen Birth Rate 23 28.9 view View Actions
Underemployment Rate 33 14.6 view View Actions
Unemployment Rate, Annual 33 8.1 view View Actions
Vegetables 6 0.85 view View Actions
Youth Smoking 15.7 view View Actions