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Health and Well-Being

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 Health and Well-Being Progress Meter covers health-related outcomes and inputs and outlines the overall health of the state.

 

Health-Related Outcomes

Arizona
9.7%
National
9.7%
0
50
100

Asthma

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who report they currently have asthma.
Percent of Arizonans Who Report They Currenrly Have Asthma
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Not all questions asked in a given year. Data sourced from either Arizona Department of Health Services or Centers for Disease Control depending on availability. (2019)
Arizona
30.7%
National
32.3%
0
50
100

Hypertension

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who report they have been told they have high blood pressure.
Percent of Arizonans Who Report They Have Been Told They Have High Blood Pressure
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Not all questions asked in a given year. Data sourced from either Arizona Department of Health Services or Centers for Disease Control depending on availability. (2017)
Arizona
4.5%
National
4.3%
0
50
100

Heart Attacks

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who have been told they had a heart attack.
Percent of Arizonans Who Report They Have Been Told By A Health Care Professional That They Had A Heart Attack
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Not all questions asked in a given year. Data sourced from either Arizona Department of Health Services or Centers for Disease Control depending on availability. (2019)
175.4
Arizona
176.4
Arizona (Previous Year)

Heart Disease

Shows the rate of deaths from diseases of the heart per 100,000 Arizonans.
Rate of Deaths of Arizonans of Diseases of the Heart
Arizona Department of Health Services, Annual Health Status and Vital Statistics Annual Report. Rate of Deaths of Arizonans of Diseases of the Heart (age-adjusted, per 100,000 population). (2018/2017)
Arizona
3%
National
3%
0
50
100

Strokes

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who have been told they had a stroke.
Percent of Arizonans Who Report They Have Been Told By A Health Care Professional That They Had A Stroke
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Not all questions asked in a given year. Data sourced from either Arizona Department of Health Services or Centers for Disease Control depending on availability. (2019)
40
Arizona
38
Arizona (Previous Year)

Cerebrovascular Disease

Shows the rate of deaths from cerebrovascular disease per 100,000 Arizonans.
Rate of Deaths of Arizonans of Cerebrovascular Disease
Arizona Department of Health Services, Annual Health Status and Vital Statistics Annual Report. Rate of Deaths of Arizonans of Cerebrovascular Disease (age-adjusted, per 100,000 population). (2018/2017)
Arizona
10.8%
National
10.9%
0
50
100

Diabetes

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who report they have been told they have diabetes.
Percent of Arizonans Who Report They Have Been Told By A Health Care Professional That They Have Diabetes
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Not all questions asked in a given year. Data sourced from either Arizona Department of Health Services or Centers for Disease Control depending on availability. (2018)
5.6
Arizona
*
National

Infant Mortality

Shows the rate of Arizona infants who die before their first birthday per 1,000 births.
Rate of Arizona Children Who Die Before Their First Birthday
Annual Arizona Health Status and Vital Statistics Annual Report. Rate of Arizonan Infant Deaths (Number Per 1,000 Live Births). (2018)
Arizona
14.4%
National
13.8%
0
50
100

Mental Health Distress

Shows the percent of Arizonans who reported mental health distress in more than 14 of the last 30 days.
Percent Arizonans Who Reported Frequent Mental Distress
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Not all questions asked in a given year. Data sourced from either Arizona Department of Health Services or Centers for Disease Control depending on availability. (2019)

 

Health-Related Input and Intermediate Metrics

 

Healthcare

Arizona
28.9%
National
23.0%
0
50
100

Access to Primary Care Practitioners

Shows percentage of Arizonans who report having no primary care physician.
Percent of Arizonans Who Report No Primary Care Physician
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Not all questions asked in a given year. Data sourced from either Arizona Department of Health Services or Centers for Disease Control depending on availability. (2019)
Arizona
14.7%
National
11.0%
0
50
100

Health Insurance

Shows percentage of Arizonans who report not having health insurance.
Arizonans Who Report Not Having Insurance
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Not all questions asked in a given year. Data sourced from either Arizona Department of Health Services or Centers for Disease Control depending on availability. (2019)
Arizona
14.7%
National
11.0%
0
50
100

Healthcare Cost Barriers

Shows percentage of Arizonans who reported they did not seek medical treatment due to cost.
Arizonans Who Report Not Having Insurance
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Not all questions asked in a given year. Data sourced from either Arizona Department of Health Services or Centers for Disease Control depending on availability. (2019)
$6,452
Arizona
$8,045
National

Healthcare Spending

Shows the amount Arizonans spend on healthcare per capita.
Arizonan's Health Spending Per Capita
Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Care Expenditures per Capita by State of Residence. (2014)

 

Air Quality

 

Ozone

39
Phoenix
53
Phoenix (Previous Year)

Phoenix Ozone

Shows the number of days per year that exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations.
Ozone Exceedance Days
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report. Number of Days that Exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations. (2019/2018)
1
Tucson
7
Tucson (Previous Year)

Tucson Ozone

Shows the number of days per year that exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations.
Ozone Exceedance Days
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report. Number of Days that Exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations. (2019/2018)
0
Yuma
6
Yuma (Previous Year)

Yuma Ozone

Shows the number of days per year that exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations.
Ozone Exceedance Days
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report. Number of Days that Exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations. (2019/2018)

 

Particulate Matter 10

3
Phoenix
17
Phoenix (Previous Year)

Phoenix PM10 Exceedance Days

Shows the number of days per year that exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations.. (Particles with diameters of 10 micrometers or smaller)
PM 10 Exceedance Days
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report. Number of Days that Exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations. (2019/2018)
0
Tucson
0
Tucson (Previous Year)

Tucson PM10 Exceedance Days

Shows the number of days per year that exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations.. (Particles with diameters of 10 micrometers or smaller)
PM 10 Exceedance Days
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report. Number of Days that Exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations. (2019/2018)
3
Yuma
10
Yuma

Yuma PM10 Exceedance Days

Shows the number of days per year that exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations.. (Particles with diameters of 10 micrometers or smaller)
PM 10 Exceedance Days
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report. Number of Days that Exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations. (2019/2018)
0
Nogales
1
Nogales

Nogales PM10 Exceedance Days

Shows the number of days per year that exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations.. (Particles with diameters of 10 micrometers or smaller)
PM 10 Exceedance Days
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report. Number of Days that Exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations. (2019/2018)

 

Particulate Matter 2.5

1
Phoenix
8
Phoenix (Previous Year)

Phoenix PM2.5 Exceedance Days

Shows the number of days per year that exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations. (Particles with diameters of 2.5 micrometers or smaller)
PM 2.5 Exceedance Days
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report. Number of Days that Exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations. (2019/2018)
2
Nogales
2
Nogales (Previous Year)

Nogales PM2.5 Exceedance Days

Shows the number of days per year that exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations. (Particles with diameters of 2.5 micrometers or smaller)
PM 2.5 Exceedance Days
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Observed Air Quality Report. Number of Days that Exceed the Federal Environmental Protection Area Standard for Maximum Pollutant Concentrations. (2019/2018)

 

Obesity

Arizona
31.4%
National
32.4%
0
50
100

Obesity

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who reported a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.0 or greater.
Percent of Arizonans Who Reported They Are Obese (BMI 30.0 or Greater)
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Not all questions asked in a given year. Data sourced from either Arizona Department of Health Services or Centers for Disease Control depending on availability. (2019)

 

Physical Activity

Arizona
22.1%
National
20.3%
0
50
100

Healthy Lifestyle

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who report meeting both recommended aerobic and strength physical activity guidelines.
Arizonans Who Report They Meet Both Recommended Aerobic and Strength Physical Activity Guidelines
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey. Not all questions asked in a given year. Data sourced from either Arizona Department of Health Services or Centers for Disease Control depending on availability. Aerobic Guideline=150+ Minutes/week, Strength Guideline=2+ Sessions/week. (2017)
Arizona
55.2%
National
53.4%
0
50
100

Exercise Frequency

Shows the percentage of Arizonans who report exercising for 30+ minutes three or more days per week.
Percentage of Arizonans Who Report Exercising for at Least 30 Minutes, Three or More Days per Week
Gallup Sharecare Well-Being Index. (2017)
Arizona
46.3%
National
46.5%
0
50
100

Youth Exercise

Shows the percentage of Arizona youth who are active at least five days per week.
Percent of Arizona Youth Who Are Active at Least Five Days of the Week
National Physical Activity Plan Alliance. Percent of Arizona Youth Who Are Active at Least Five Days of the Week. (2018)

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

Health and Well-Being Data Profile

Download these consolidated reports to get a “snapshot in time” of the data we’ve collected on our shared priorities. These reports cover all 15 of Arizona’s counties as well as urban areas and demographic subgroups. Each profile features information and data visualizations that Arizonans can use to better understand and impact their communities.
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