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Michigan - 2012

Overall
Ranking

33

  • Outcomes Rank 37
  • Determinants Rank 31
  • Overall Rank 33
  • Diabetes Rank 30
  • Smoking Rank 40
  • Obesity Rank 46
MI 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:

  • Low occupational fatalities rate
  • Low prevalence of sedentary lifestyle
  • Low rate of uninsured population

 

Challenges:

  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • Low immunization coverage

 

Highlights:

  • Although Michigan has one of the lower rates of sedentary lifestyle in the U.S., there are more than 1.7 million adults living a sedentary lifestyle and almost 2.4 million obese adults in the state.
  • In the past five years, air pollution decreased from 12.9 to 9.5 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter.
  • In the past five years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 77.6 to 69.8 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
  • In the past ten years, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 12.4 percent to 22.7 percent of persons under age 18.
  • Last year, 92.9 percent of children ages 19 to 35 months received immunizations, this year it is 87.0 percent.

 

Disparities:

  • In Michigan, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 42.1 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 29.2 percent; and sedentary lifestyle is more prevalent among non-Hispanic blacks at 29.6 percent than non-Hispanic whites at 22.7 percent.

 

State Health Department Web Site: www.michigan.gov/mdch

Michigan - 2012

Overall
Ranking

33

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