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WHY IT MATTERS

Health and well-being are essential to our quality of life and to the success of our communities.

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

Arizonans enjoy good health, live in healthy communities, and have access to affordable health care and wellness resources.

 

The following metrics have been identified through a rigorous process in consultation with Arizona leaders and subject matter experts.

 

HEALTH-RELATED OUTCOMES

Asthma

14.6%
NATIONAL MEDIAN: 14%
Percent Arizonans who report they have been told they have Asthma (2016)
Source: Arizona Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, 2016 Report, Arizona Department of Health Services

Hypertension

30.7%
NATIONAL MEDIAN: 32.3%
Percent Arizonans who report they have been told they have high blood pressure (2017)
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011-2017

Incidence of Cardiac and Cerebral Disease

4.5%
NATIONAL MEDIAN: 4.4%
Percent of Arizonans who report they have been told by a health care professional that they had a heart attack (2016)
Source: Arizona Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, 2016 Report, Arizona Department of Health Services
142.5
ARIZONA 2006 RATE: 166.1
Rate of deaths of Arizonans of diseases of the heart (2016, age-adjusted, per 100,000 population)
Source: Annual Arizona Health Status and Vital Statistics 2016 Annual Report, Table 2B-2 Age-adjusted mortality rates by gender and year for selected leading causes of death
3.4%
NATIONAL MEDIAN: 3.0%
Percent of Arizonans who report they have been told by a health care professional that they had a stroke (2016)
Source: Arizona Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, 2016 Report, Arizona Department of Health Services
30.7
ARIZONA 2006 RATE: 34.8
Rate of deaths of Arizonans of cerebrovascular disease (2016, age-adjusted, per 100,000 population)
Source: Annual Arizona Health Status and Vital Statistics 2016 Annual Report, Table 2B-2 Age-adjusted mortality rates by gender and year for selected leading causes of death

Incidence of Diabetes

10.8%
NATIONAL MEDIAN: 10.5%
Percent of Arizonans who report they have been told by a health care professional that they have diabetes (2016)
Source: Arizona Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, 2016 Report, Arizona Department of Health Services

Infant Mortality

5.4
NATIONAL RATE: 5.9
Number of Arizona children who die before their first birthday per 1,000 live births
Source: Annual Arizona Health Status and Vital Statistics 2016 Annual Report (Arizona rate), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US Rate)

Mental Health Distress

11.7%
NATIONAL MEDIAN: 11.7%
Percent Arizonans who reported frequent mental distress (2016) (14+ days of poor mental health in the last 30)
Source: Arizona Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, 2016 Report, Arizona Department of Health Services
HEALTH-RELATED INPUT AND INTERMEDIATE METRICS

Access to Primary Care Practitioners

27.4%
NATIONAL MEDIAN: 22.5%
Percent Arizonans who report no primary care physician (2017)
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011-2017

Air Quality - Particulates and Ozone

Ozone

51
42 (2017)
Phoenix ozone exceedance days 2018
Source: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report
7
5 (2017)
Tucson ozone exceedance days 2018
Source: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report
6
10 (2017)
Yuma ozone exceedance days 2018
Source: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report

PM10

14
6 (2017)
Phoenix PM10 exceedance days 2018
Source: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report
2
2 (2017)
Tucson PM10 exceedance days 2018
Source: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report
10
4 (2017)
Yuma PM10 exceedance days 2018
Source: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report
1
1 (2017)
Nogales PM10 exceedance days 2018
Source: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report

PM2.5

6
6 (2017)
Phoenix PM2.5 exceedance days 2018
Source: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report
2
4 (2017)
Nogales PM2.5 exceedance days 2018
Source: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report

Obesity

29.5%
NATIONAL MEDIAN: 31.3%
Percent Arizonans who reported they are obese (BMI 30.0 or greater) (2017)
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011-2017

Physical Activity

22.1%
NATIONAL MEDIAN: 20.3%
Arizonans who report they meet both recommended aerobic and strength physical activity guidelines (Aerobic Guideline=150+ Minutes/Week, Strength Guideline=2+ Sessions/Week) (2017)
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011-2017
55.2%
NATIONAL AVERAGE: 53.4%
Percentage of Arizonans who report exercising for at least 30 minutes three or more days per week (2017)
Source: Gallup Sharecare Well-Being Index
46.3%
NATIONAL AVERAGE: 46.5%
Percent Arizona youth who are active at least five days of the week (2018)
Source: National Physical Activity Plan Alliance. The 2018 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Washington, DC: National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, 2018

Relative Amount of Arizonans with Health Insurance

87.4%
NATIONAL MEDIAN: 89.5%
Arizonans who report having insurance (2017)
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011-2017

Relative Cost of Arizona Healthcare

14.1%
NATIONAL MEDIAN: 12.4%
Arizonans who reported they did not seek medical treatment due to cost (2017)
Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011-2017
$6,452
NATIONAL AVERAGE: $8,045
Arizonan's health spending per capita (2014)
Source: Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Care Expenditures per Capita by State of Residence

 

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
DATA INSIGHT

64.8%

Of Arizonans are overweight or obese

With 64.8% of its population in 2017 as overweight or obese and 29.5% obese alone, Arizona’s residents fare slightly better than the national average of 66.6% and 31.3% respectively.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

295%

More likely to have an infant under 1 year-old die if you’re African American in Arizona

There are significant racial and ethnic inequities in Arizona with almost three times the infant mortality in 2016 within the African American community than White populations. Native American and Latino infant mortality is also notably high.

Source: Annual Arizona Health Status and Vital Statistics 2016 Annual Report

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS CONSULTED FOR THIS METER

• Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers

• Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

• Arizona Department of Health Services

• Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association

• Banner Health

• Care 1st Health Plan Arizona

• Children’s Action Alliance

• Dignity Health

• Edunuity

• Honor Health

• Mountain Park Health Center

• The Arizona Council of Human Service Providers

• University of Arizona Center for Rural Health

• Vitalyst Health Foundation

 


 

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