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Pennsylvania - 2012

Overall
Ranking

29

  • Outcomes Rank 36
  • Determinants Rank 25
  • Overall Rank 29
  • Diabetes Rank 22
  • Smoking Rank 32
  • Obesity Rank 31
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
  • Low geographic disparity within the state
  • Low rate of uninsured population

 

Challenges:

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

 

Highlights:

  • Five years ago, the per capita public health funding was $73 per person; this year it is $52.
  • In the past ten years, the rate of uninsured population increased from 8.3 percent to 10.9 percent.
  • In the past year, the incidence of infectious disease increased from 7.5 to 9.7 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 72.0 to 69.6 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • More than 2.2 million adults, or 22.4 percent of the adult population, smoke in Pennsylvania.
  • More than 2.8 million adults are obese in Pennsylvania; that is 28.6 percent of all adults.

 

Disparities:

  • In Pennsylvania, smoking is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 27.3 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 18.6 percent and Hispanics at 16.1 percent; obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 38.9 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 28.0 percent; and sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among Hispanics at 33.6 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 24.5 percent.

 

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

Pennsylvania - 2012

Overall
Ranking

29

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