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Cowlitz County and Washington State, 2013, 2014, and 2015

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

Measure

2013

 

2014

 

2015

Cowlitz

WA

 

Cowlitz

WA

 

Cowlitz

WA

HEALTH OUTCOMES

34

 

 

30

 

 

32

 

Length of Life

30

 

 

30

 

 

31

 

    Premature Death

7426

5317

 

7426

5709

 

7214

5506

Quality of Life

38

 

 

38

 

 

36

 

   Poor or fair health

19%

14%

 

18%

14%

 

18%

14%

   Poor physical health days

4.5

2.6

 

4.5

3.6

 

4.5

3.6

   Poor mental health days

4.1

2.3

 

4.1

3.3

 

4.1

3.3

   Low birthweight

6.7%

6.3

 

6.7%

6.3%

 

6.7%

6.3%

HEALTH FACTORS

35

 

 

33

 

 

33

 

Health Behaviors

39

 

 

39

 

 

39

 

   Adult smoking

24%

16%

 

23%

16%

 

23%

16%

   Adult obesity

37%

27%

 

37%

28%

 

35%

27%

   Food environment index

 

 

 

6.7

7.7

 

6.5%

7.5%

   Access to exercise opportunities

 

 

 

70%

82%

 

75%

89%

   Physical inactivity

23%

19%

 

24%

19%

 

23%

18%

   Excessive drinking

18%

17%

 

19%

17%

 

19%

17%

   Alcohol-impaired driving deaths

12

10

 

49%

42%

 

48%

42%

   Sexually Transmitted Infections Rate

304

317

 

378

341

 

424

357

   Teen birth rate

48

31

 

47

30

 

44

29

Clinical Care

21

 

 

19

 

 

20

 

   Uninsured adults

16%

16%

 

16%

16%

 

16%

16%

   Primary care provider rate

1576:1

1221:1

 

1507:1

1216:1

 

1437:1

1203:1

   Dentists

1933:1

1406:1

 

1889:1

1354:1

 

1922:1

1327:1

   Mental health providers

 

 

 

829:1

533.1

 

621:1

409:1

   Preventable hospital stays

60

46

 

53

44

 

49

39

   Diabetic screening

87%

86%

 

88%

87%

 

87%

86%

   Mammography screening

71.2%

66%

 

64.7%

62.8%

 

65.0%

61.7%

Social and Economic Factors

30

 

 

27

 

 

27

 

   High school graduation

80%

77%

 

79%

78%

 

77%

79%

   Some college

59.8%

67.3%

 

59.1%

67.8%

 

58.8%

67.8%

   Unemployment

12.1%

9.7%

 

10.9%

8.2%

 

10.1%

7.0%

   Children in poverty

27%

19%

 

24%

19%

 

23%

19%

   Inadequate social support

22%

17%

 

22%

17%

 

 

 

   Social associations

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.3

9.3

   Single-parent households

35%

29%

 

37%

29%

 

35%

29%

   Income inequality

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.6

4.4

   Violent crime rate

275

327

 

280

313

 

309

301

   Injury deaths

 

 

 

80

59

 

73

59

Physical Environment

16

 

 

11

 

 

12

 

   Air pollution-particulate matter days

10.5

11

 

10.1

11

 

10.1

11

   Drinking water violations

0

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

   Severe housing problems

 

 

 

17%

18%

 

18%

18%

   Driving alone to work

 

 

 

80%

72%

 

80%

73%

   Long commute – driving alone

 

 

 

25%

32%

 

24%

33%

   Limited access to healthy foods

10%

5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Fast food restaurants

45%

46%

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Access to recreational facilities

7

11