Key Health Data About Alabama

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Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2013 Census Population Estimates 4,833,722
% Poverty (2011-2012 2-Year Average) 17 15.8%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2012) 19 14.8%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2012) 25 8.2%
Adult Health Indicator References sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2011 Yr End) 23 10,519
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 20 110,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 42 11.8%
Cancer Estimated New Cases (2013) 23 27,080
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 4 637.6
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/03/13) 32 7
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 16 67.1%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 30 61.2%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 16 4.5
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2012) 9 23.8%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2012) 20 134
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2011 Yr End) 19 77
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 20.2%
Fruit Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 29.2%
Vegetable Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 14.2%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2012) 30 28.7%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2010 Final Data) 2 8.7
% Low Birthweight Babies (2012 Preliminary Data) 3 10%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2012 Preliminary Data) 3 14.6%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) 3 22.9%
High School Dropout Rate - % of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out of public schools (2009-10) 46 1.8%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/13) 79
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/13) 50
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/13) 61
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -200
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2012 Census Population Estimates 4,822,023
% Poverty (2011) 7 19%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 32 13%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 31 7.3%
Adult Health Indicator Resources sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2010 Yr End) 23 10,195
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 20 110,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 42 11.8%
Cancer Estimated New Cases - (2012) 23 26,440
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 6 619.8
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/11/12) 21 51
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 14 68.3%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 31 62.6%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 13 4.8
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2011) 10 24.3%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2011) 17 161
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2010 Yr End) 19 78
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 20.2%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2011) 25 26.7%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2009 Final Data) 4 8.3
% Low Birthweight Babies (2011 Preliminary Data) 4 9.9%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2011 Preliminary Data) 3 14.9%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) N/A 22.9%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/12) 80
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/12) 52
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/12) 61
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -200
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 5 33%
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 3 12.3%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 8 27.2%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 1 40%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) N/A 17%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 11 18.6%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 4,802,740
Uninsured, % All Ages (2010) 19 15.4%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2010) 22 8.9%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2009) 23 9,974
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2025) 20 110,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2010) 42 11.8%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2011) 22 25,530
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 7 574
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2011) 24 5
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65+ (2010) 6 63.2%
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 11 5.5
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2010) 8 21.9%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2010) 20 146
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2010) 8 65.6%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2009) 19 76
Asthma Rates, % High School Students (2009) 25.5%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2010) 31 28.8
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2008) 2 10
Low Birth Weight Babies (2009) 3 10
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2009) 2 16%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) 20.8%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2011) 83
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2011) 49
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2011) 61
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -200
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Diabetes, % Adults (2011) 4 11.8%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 1 40%
Obesity, % Adults (2011) 4 32%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2011) 5 32.6%
Exclusive Breastfeeding, % at 6 Months (from Births 2009^) 2 9.1%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Adults 5 or more times a day (2011) 8 12.5%
Obesity, % High School Students (2010) N/A 17%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2007) 6 36.1%
Fruit Intake, % High School Students 2 or more times a day (2011) N/A 29.2%
Vegetable Intake, % High School Students 3 or more times a day ? (2011) N/A 14.2%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 4,779,736
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 15 16.9%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 31 7.9%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 23 9,662
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 21 91,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 38 12.4%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 23 23,640
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 6 556.2
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 30 3
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 5 8.9
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 8 22.4%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 18 168
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) 18 66.2%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 19 76
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 25.5%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 38 26.7
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 3 9.9
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 4 10.4
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 2 16.6%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 20.8%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 34 85
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 28 50
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 34 62
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 46 -200
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 2 32.3%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 3 33.9%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 1 12.2%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2008-10 average) 4 30.5%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months – from Births 2007 7 8.8%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 10 20.3%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 13.5%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 9 16.3%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 9 $0
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 14 17.9%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 4,661,900
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 32 12%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 36 7%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 24 8,626
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 21 91,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 38 13%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 24 22,340
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 5 547
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 14 21
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 3 8
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 9 24%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 21 175
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) N/A 0%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 19 76
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 0%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 34 21.8
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 4 9
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 4 10.5
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 2 17%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 0%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 33 86
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 21 48
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 29 62
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 46 -200
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 2 31.6%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 3 33.9%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 3 11.3%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2007-09 average) 5 30.1%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months from Births 2007 7 9%
Fruit Intake, Adults (2009) 7 0%
Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 28 7%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 13.5%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 7 28%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 9 $293
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 14 17.9%

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Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita FY 2010-11 8 $70.19
State Funding for Public Health FY 2010-11 $335,488,409
Public Health Funding Indicator sources
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding by State 2012 $5,422,089
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2012 30 $19.9
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2012 $131,090,954
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 21 $27.2
State Public Health Budget FY 2011-2012 $358,728,139
State Public Health Budget Funding Per Capita FY 2011-2012 7 $74.4
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita FY 2011 30 $19.87
CDC Programs sources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $0
Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $551,055
Cancer $5,483,915
Chronic Disease Prevention/ Health Promotion (All Other) $1,796,051
Diabetes $512,407
Environmental Health $164,043
Heart Disease $376,022
HIV/AIDS $5,167,179
Vaccine for Children $55,388,691
Injury Prevention and Control $543,390
Nutrition / Physical Activity $0
Occupational Safety & Health $1,354,873
Influenza (including supplemental funding) $0
Public Health Scientific Services (BRFSS) $196,750
School Health $437,071
Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $8,585,696
Tuberculosis $1,069,255
Infectious Diseases (All Other) $844,286
Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,299,655
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,531,682
Tobacco $1,326,289
PPHF/Other Affordable Care Act $4,491,074
Section 317 Immunization Program $3,309,014
CDC Programs sources
CDC--Prevention and Public Health Fund/Other ACA $4,491,074
Community Guide/Community Preventive Services Task Force $0
CTGs $0
Comprehensive Chronic Disease Prevention $715,499
Environmental Public Health Tracking $0
Epi and Lab Capacity Program $987,592
HAIs $71,472
Immunization Programs $1,461,356
Prevention Research Centers $0
Public Health Infrastructure $300,000
Public Health Prevention Research $0
Public Health Workforce $0
REACH $850,000
Tobacco $105,155
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $3,309,014
HRSA Programs sources
Primary Health Care $54,878,416
Health Professions $21,827,381
Maternal & Child Health $21,765,363
HIV/AIDS $31,438,052
HRSA Total (FY2012) (All Programs) $131,090,954
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 $27.2
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 7 $68.04
State Funding for Public Health FY 2009-2010 $325,236,419
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $5,959,171
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 27 $20.93
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $0
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2010 $100,061,879
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $615,000
CDC--Cancer $5,576,337
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $3,472,719
CDC--Diabetes $291,564
CDC--Environmental Health $350,000
CDC--Heart Disease $341,530
CDC--HIV/AIDS $5,494,033
CDC--Infectious Diseases $704,586
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $392,811
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $702,979
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $44,747
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $976,753
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,594,269
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $10,969,804
CDC--School Health $1,286,288
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $2,957,282
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $3,275,889
CDC--Tobacco $1,326,918
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,081,606
CDC--Vaccine for Children $54,438,469
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 14 $26.47
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $27,704,483
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2010 $126,541,123
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $19,377,814
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $54,174,524
HRSA Health Professions Grants $25,284,302
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 11 14.4%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 10 $64.45
State Funding for Public Health FY 2008-2009 $303,458,769
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $5,528,753
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 30 $19.01
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2009 $89,527,731
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $0
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $575,000
CDC--Cancer $5,302,843
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $3,106,152
CDC--Diabetes $291,564
CDC--Environmental Health $468,457
CDC--Heart Disease $382,768
CDC--HIV/AIDS $3,559,905
CDC--Infectious Diseases $540,053
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $333,154
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $880,800
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $0
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $1,214,410
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,540,081
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $10,433,115
CDC--School Health $1,420,647
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $2,816,252
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,667,949
CDC--Tobacco $1,326,917
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,054,497
CDC--Vaccine for Children $51,613,167
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 15 $31.01
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2009 $146,000,990
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $27,200,468
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $17,863,948
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $65,775,648
HRSA Health Professions Grants $17,887,316
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 11 14.4%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 12 $58
State Funding for Public Health FY 2007-2008 $270,565,257
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $6,073,401
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 32 $17
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $0
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2008 $79,016,361
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $515,954
CDC--Cancer $5,035,823
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $4,427,710
CDC--Diabetes $380,359
CDC--Environmental Health $299,040
CDC--Heart Disease $382,768
CDC--HIV/AIDS $3,527,760
CDC--Infectious Diseases $1,087,129
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $858,564
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $1,606,504
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $82,250
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $861,238
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,609,081
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $10,766,811
CDC--School Health $223,612
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $0
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $4,223,298
CDC--Tobacco $0
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,054,497
CDC--Vaccine for Children $41,879,755
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 14 $24.11
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $26,497,698
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2008 $111,590,471
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $17,527,673
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $39,896,764
HRSA Health Professions Grants $13,159,513
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 7 15%