Health Indicators (Key)

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Note: Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) is a widely accepted set of health promotion and disease prevention goals for all Americans.
 
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Social Determinants Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
Population in Poverty (Percent) 10.0
favorable
11.1
favorable
14.9
Population Below 200% FPL (Percent) 26.9
similar
26.1
favorable
33.6
Children Below 200% FPL (Percent) 13.8
favorable
14.6
favorable
20.8
No High School Diploma (Age 25+, Percent) 16.5
unfavorable
13.1
unfavorable
14.3
Unemployment Rate (Age 16+, Percent) 5.4
similar
5.4
favorable
7.1
Linguistically Isolated Population (Percent) 1.1
favorable
3.0
favorable
4.9
 
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General Health Status Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
% "Fair/Poor" Physical Health 19.2
similar
17.5
similar
15.3
% Activity Limitations 23.3
unfavorable
19.0
similar
21.5
 
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Access to Health Services Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 18-64] Lack Health Insurance 14.4
similar
18.2
similar
15.1
unfavorable
0.0
% [Insured] Went Without Coverage in Past Year 4.0
favorable
8.1
% Difficulty Accessing Healthcare in Past Year (Composite) 34.3
favorable
39.9
% Inconvenient Hrs Prevented Dr Visit in Past Year 16.0
similar
15.4
% Cost Prevented Getting Prescription in Past Year 9.4
favorable
15.8
% Cost Prevented Physician Visit in Past Year 8.1
favorable
18.2
% Difficulty Getting Appointment in Past Year 14.5
similar
17.0
% Difficulty Finding Physician in Past Year 7.4
favorable
11.0
% Transportation Hindered Dr Visit in Past Year 5.5
favorable
9.4
% Skipped Prescription Doses to Save Costs 13.2
similar
15.3
% Difficulty Getting Child's Healthcare in Past Year 4.4
similar
6.0
Primary Care Doctors per 100,000 50.8
unfavorable
83.8
unfavorable
85.8
% [Age 18+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 76.9
similar
76.3
unfavorable
95.0
% [Age 18-64] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 77.1
similar
75.6
unfavorable
89.4
% [Age 65+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 80.6
similar
80.0
unfavorable
100.0
% Have Had Routine Checkup in Past Year 69.1
similar
65.0
% Child Has Had Checkup in Past Year 85.8
similar
84.1
% Two or More ER Visits in Past Year 7.5
similar
8.9
Live in a Health Professional Shortage Area (Percent) 7.3
favorable
21.9
favorable
37.6
% Rate Local Healthcare "Fair/Poor" 9.7
favorable
16.5
 
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Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Chronic Back Conditions Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
% [50+] Arthritis/Rheumatism 39.0
similar
37.3
% [50+] Osteoporosis 10.8
similar
13.5
unfavorable
5.3
% Sciatica/Chronic Back Pain 25.1
unfavorable
18.4
 
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Cancer Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 181.9
similar
175.8
similar
174.2
unfavorable
160.6
Lung Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 55.2
unfavorable
49.8
unfavorable
48.5
unfavorable
45.5
Prostate Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 18.6
favorable
23.6
favorable
22.3
favorable
21.2
Female Breast Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 25.0
unfavorable
23.5
unfavorable
22.3
unfavorable
20.6
Colorectal Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 18.1
unfavorable
15.9
unfavorable
16.1
unfavorable
14.5
Prostate Cancer Incidence per 100,000 155.8
similar
150.2
unfavorable
143.7
Female Breast Cancer Incidence per 100,000 112.2
favorable
124.5
favorable
119.7
Lung Cancer Incidence per 100,000 69.0
similar
65.9
unfavorable
64.9
Colorectal Cancer Incidence per 100,000 44.7
unfavorable
41.1
similar
43.9
% Skin Cancer 6.0
similar
5.4
similar
6.7
% Cancer (Other Than Skin) 7.0
similar
5.6
similar
6.1
% [Women 50-74] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 66.2
unfavorable
79.8
unfavorable
83.6
unfavorable
81.1
% [Women 21-65] Pap Smear in Past 3 Years 80.3
similar
81.5
similar
83.9
unfavorable
93.0
% [Age 50+] Sigmoid/Colonoscopy Ever 78.8
favorable
69.5
similar
75.2
% [Age 50+] Blood Stool Test in Past 2 Years 25.2
favorable
14.2
unfavorable
36.9
% [Age 50-75] Colorectal Cancer Screening 76.2
similar
75.1
similar
70.5
 
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Chronic Kidney Disease Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
Kidney Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 18.4
favorable
20.2
unfavorable
15.2
% Kidney Disease 2.3
similar
1.9
similar
3.0
 
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Diabetes Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
Diabetes Mellitus (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 20.8
unfavorable
19.4
similar
21.3
similar
20.5
% Diabetes/High Blood Sugar 12.3
similar
10.6
similar
11.7
% Borderline/Pre-Diabetes 6.0
similar
5.1
% [Non-Diabetes] Blood Sugar Tested in Past 3 Years 56.8
favorable
49.2
 
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Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
Alzheimer's Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 24.3
similar
24.2
similar
25.0
 
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Family Planning Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
Teen Births per 1,000 (Age 15-19) 35.2
unfavorable
29.8
favorable
37.1
 
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Hearing & Other Sensory or Communication Disorders Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
% Deafness/Trouble Hearing 13.2
similar
10.3
 
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Heart Disease & Stroke Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
Diseases of the Heart (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 154.4
favorable
173.6
favorable
184.6
similar
158.9
Stroke (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 40.3
favorable
43.0
similar
40.2
unfavorable
33.8
% Heart Disease (Heart Attack, Angina, Coronary Disease) 4.9
similar
6.1
% Stroke 4.7
similar
3.1
similar
3.9
% Blood Pressure Checked in Past 2 Years 96.5
favorable
91.0
favorable
92.6
% Told Have High Blood Pressure (Ever) 39.9
unfavorable
31.2
unfavorable
34.1
unfavorable
26.9
% [HBP] Taking Action to Control High Blood Pressure 91.9
similar
89.2
% Cholesterol Checked in Past 5 Years 90.7
favorable
79.2
favorable
86.6
favorable
82.1
% Told Have High Cholesterol (Ever) 35.8
similar
37.5
unfavorable
29.9
unfavorable
13.5
% [HBC] Taking Action to Control High Blood Cholesterol 95.2
favorable
81.4
% 1+ Cardiovascular Risk Factor 87.8
unfavorable
82.3
 
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HIV Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
HIV Prevalence per 100,000 140.8
favorable
309.5
favorable
340.4
% [Age 18-44] HIV Test in the Past Year 15.9
similar
19.3
similar
18.9
 
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Immunization & Infectious Diseases Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 65+] Flu Vaccine in Past Year 61.9
similar
60.1
similar
57.5
unfavorable
90.0
% [High-Risk 18-64] Flu Vaccine in Past Year 33.0
unfavorable
45.9
unfavorable
90.0
% [Age 65+] Pneumonia Vaccine Ever 72.5
similar
65.7
similar
68.4
unfavorable
90.0
% [High-Risk 18-64] Pneumonia Vaccine Ever 32.8
similar
41.9
unfavorable
60.0
% Have Completed Hepatitis B Vaccination Series 39.1
unfavorable
44.7
 
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Injury & Violence Prevention Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
Unintentional Injury (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 43.8
unfavorable
33.7
unfavorable
38.2
unfavorable
36.0
Motor Vehicle Crashes (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 18.2
unfavorable
9.6
unfavorable
11.4
unfavorable
12.4
% "Always" Wear Seat Belt 88.5
unfavorable
93.2
favorable
84.8
unfavorable
92.0
% Child [Age 0-17] "Always" Uses Seat Belt/Car Seat 97.7
favorable
92.2
% Child [Age 5-17] "Always" Wears Bicycle Helmet 46.3
similar
48.7
Firearm-Related Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 7.9
favorable
10.4
favorable
10.2
favorable
9.2
% Firearm in Home 54.2
unfavorable
34.7
% [Homes With Children] Firearm in Home 52.2
unfavorable
37.4
% [Homes With Firearms] Weapon(s) Unlocked & Loaded 16.2
similar
16.8
Violent Crime per 100,000 116.4
favorable
190.1
favorable
386.8
% Victim of Violent Crime in Past 5 Years 1.0
favorable
2.8
% Victim of Domestic Violence (Ever) 10.0
favorable
15.0
 
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Maternal, Infant & Child Health Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
No Prenatal Care in First Trimester (Percent) 19.9
unfavorable
17.0
Low Birthweight Births (Percent) 7.7
favorable
8.3
favorable
8.2
similar
7.8
Infant Death Rate 5.9
favorable
7.4
favorable
6.7
similar
6.0
 
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Mental Health & Mental Disorders Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
% "Fair/Poor" Mental Health 10.9
similar
11.9
% Diagnosed Depression 15.7
favorable
20.4
% Symptoms of Chronic Depression (2+ Years) 21.9
favorable
30.4
Suicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 12.3
similar
11.7
similar
11.8
unfavorable
10.2
% [Those With Diagnosed Depression] Seeking Help 75.2
similar
76.6
% Typical Day Is "Extremely/Very" Stressful 13.0
similar
11.9
 
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Nutrition & Weight Status Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
% Eat 5+ Servings of Fruit or Vegetables per Day 37.9
similar
39.5
% "Very/Somewhat" Difficult to Buy Fresh Produce 21.5
similar
24.4
Population With Low Food Access (Percent) 18.7
favorable
20.4
favorable
23.6
% Medical Advice on Nutrition in Past Year 40.5
similar
39.2
% Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) 25.3
unfavorable
34.4
unfavorable
34.4
unfavorable
33.9
% Overweight (BMI 25+) 71.6
unfavorable
63.6
unfavorable
63.1
% Obese (BMI 30+) 37.3
unfavorable
27.4
unfavorable
29.0
unfavorable
30.5
% Medical Advice on Weight in Past Year 28.6
similar
23.7
% [Overweights] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 34.8
similar
31.8
% [Obese Adults] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 47.4
similar
48.3
% [Overweights] Trying to Lose Weight Both Diet/Exercise 40.0
similar
39.5
% Children [Age 5-17] Overweight (85th Percentile) 30.0
similar
31.5
% Children [Age 5-17] Obese (95th Percentile) 16.1
similar
14.8
similar
14.5
 
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Oral Health Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 18+] Dental Visit in Past Year 63.9
unfavorable
70.4
similar
65.9
favorable
49.0
% Child [Age 2-17] Dental Visit in Past Year 83.1
similar
81.5
favorable
49.0
% Have Dental Insurance 67.8
similar
65.6
 
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Physical Activity Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
% No Leisure-Time Physical Activity 27.5
unfavorable
22.5
unfavorable
20.7
favorable
32.6
% Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines 42.9
unfavorable
50.3
% Moderate Physical Activity 27.2
similar
30.6
% Vigorous Physical Activity 32.7
similar
38.0
Population With Park Access (Percent) 2.6
unfavorable
32.2
unfavorable
38.0
Recreation/Fitness Facilities per 100,000 11.8
favorable
10.2
favorable
9.6
% Medical Advice on Physical Activity in Past Year 46.8
similar
44.0
% Child [Age 2-17] Physically Active 1+ Hours per Day 52.8
similar
48.6
 
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Respiratory Diseases Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
CLRD (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 35.5
favorable
39.4
favorable
43.2
Pneumonia/Influenza (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 20.4
unfavorable
16.5
unfavorable
16.4
% COPD (Lung Disease) 9.8
unfavorable
6.1
similar
8.6
% [Adult] Currently Has Asthma 9.3
similar
8.8
similar
9.4
% [Child 0-17] Currently Has Asthma 12.5
similar
7.1
 
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
Gonorrhea Incidence per 100,000 37.0
favorable
81.5
favorable
102.9
Chlamydia Incidence per 100,000 272.8
favorable
453.9
favorable
452.2
% [Unmarried 18-64] 3+ Sexual Partners in Past Year 3.1
favorable
11.7
% [Unmarried 18-64] Using Condoms 27.1
similar
33.6
 
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Substance Abuse Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
Cirrhosis/Liver Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 7.8
similar
7.7
favorable
9.2
favorable
8.2
% Current Drinker 46.8
favorable
53.0
favorable
56.5
% Chronic Drinker (Average 2+ Drinks/Day) 1.4
favorable
5.2
% Binge Drinker (Single Occasion - 5+ Drinks Men, 4+ Women) 7.7
favorable
15.7
favorable
19.5
favorable
24.4
% Drinking & Driving in Past Month 1.9
favorable
5.0
Drug-Induced Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 7.9
favorable
8.3
favorable
12.7
favorable
11.3
% Illicit Drug Use in Past Month 0.7
favorable
4.0
favorable
7.1
% Ever Sought Help for Alcohol or Drug Problem 3.4
similar
4.9
 
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Tobacco Use Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
% Current Smoker 16.4
similar
19.0
similar
14.9
unfavorable
12.0
% Someone Smokes at Home 11.7
similar
12.7
% [Non-Smokers] Someone Smokes in the Home 6.9
similar
6.3
% [Household With Children] Someone Smokes in the Home 11.1
similar
9.7
% [Smokers] Received Advice to Quit Smoking 69.7
similar
67.8
% [Smokers] Have Quit Smoking 1+ Days in Past Year 67.2
similar
55.9
similar
80.0
% Smoke Cigars 2.0
favorable
4.1
unfavorable
0.2
% Use Smokeless Tobacco 2.9
similar
4.0
unfavorable
0.3
 
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Vision Total Service Area vs. VA vs. US vs. HP2020
% Blindness/Trouble Seeing 7.4
similar
8.5
% Eye Exam in Past 2 Years 59.0
similar
56.8
 
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