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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

2015

 

2016

 

2017

Cowlitz

WA

 

Cowlitz

WA

 

Cowlitz

WA

HEALTH OUTCOMES

32

 

 

31

 

 

32

 

Length of Life

31

 

 

32

 

 

31

 

    Premature Death

7214

5506

 

7400

5500

 

7214

5506

Quality of Life

36

 

 

31

 

 

36

 

   Poor or fair health

18%

14%

 

16%

16%

 

18%

14%

   Poor physical health days

4.5

3.6

 

3.9

3.9

 

4.5

3.6

   Poor mental health days

4.1

3.3

 

3.9

3.7

 

4.1

3.3

   Low birthweight

6.7%

6.3%

 

7%

6%

 

6.7%

6.3%

HEALTH FACTORS

33

 

 

29

 

 

33

 

Health Behaviors

39

 

 

35

 

 

39

 

   Adult smoking

23%

16%

 

17%

15%

 

23%

16%

   Adult obesity

35%

27%

 

32%

27%

 

35%

27%

   Food environment index

6.5% 

 7.5%

 

6.5

7.5

 

6.5%

7.5%

   Access to exercise opportunities

75% 

89% 

 

79%

88%

 

75%

89%

   Physical inactivity

23%

18%

 

22%

18%

 

23%

18%

   Excessive drinking

19%

17%

 

19%

19%

 

19%

17%

   Alcohol-impaired driving deaths

19

--

 

19

37%

 

48%

42%

   Sexually Transmitted Infections Rate

424

357

 

274.5

361.8

 

424

357

   Teen birth rate

44

29

 

43

28

 

44

29

Clinical Care

20

 

 

19

 

 

20

 

   Uninsured adults

16%

16%

 

16%

16%

 

16%

16%

   Primary care provider rate

1437:1

1203:1

 

1507:1

1216:1

 

1437:1

1203:1

   Dentists

1922:1

1327:1

 

1889:1

1354:1

 

1922:1

1327:1

   Mental health providers

 621:1

 409:1

 

829:1

533.1

 

621:1

409:1

   Preventable hospital stays

49

39

 

53

44

 

49

39

   Diabetic screening

87%

86%

 

88%

87%

 

87%

86%

   Mammography screening

65.0%

61.7%

 

64.7%

62.8%

 

65.0%

61.7%

Social and Economic Factors

27

 

 

27

 

 

27

 

   High school graduation

77%

79%

 

79%

78%

 

77%

79%

   Some college

58.8%

67.8%

 

59.1%

67.8%

 

58.8%

67.8%

   Unemployment

10.1%

7.0%

 

10.9%

8.2%

 

10.1%

7.0%

   Children in poverty

23%

19%

 

24%

19%

 

23%

19%

   Inadequate social support

--

--

 

22%

17%

 

 

 

   Social associations

 10.3

 9.3

 

 

 

 

10.3

9.3

   Single-parent households

35%

29%

 

37%

29%

 

35%

29%

   Income inequality

 4.6

 4.4

 

 

 

 

4.6

4.4

   Violent crime rate

309

301

 

280

313

 

309

301

   Injury deaths

 73

 59

 

80

59

 

73

59

Physical Environment

12

 

 

11

 

 

12

 

   Air pollution-particulate matter days

10.1

11

 

10.1

11

 

10.1

11

   Drinking water violations

0

0

 

0

0

 

0

0

   Severe housing problems

 18%

 18%

 

17%

18%

 

18%

18%

   Driving alone to work

 80%

 73%

 

80%

72%

 

80%

73%

   Long commute – driving alone

 24%

 33%

 

25%

32%

 

24%

33%

   Limited access to healthy foods

--

--

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Fast food restaurants

--

--

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Access to recreational facilities

--

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