Key Health Data About Massachusetts

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Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2013 Census Population Estimates 6,692,824
% Poverty (2011-2012 2-Year Average) 42 10.9%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2012) 51 4.1%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2012) 46 3.8%
Adult Health Indicator References sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2011 Yr End) 10 23,392
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 14 140,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 9 15.3%
Cancer Estimated New Cases (2013) 13 38,250
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 42 357.5
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/03/13) 31 8
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 33 70.2%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 39 63.6%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 14 4.8
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2012) 44 16.4%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2012) 11 215
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2011 Yr End) 10 235
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 0%
Fruit Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 0%
Vegetable Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 0%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2012) 43 26.5%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2010 Final Data) 48 4.4
% Low Birthweight Babies (2012 Preliminary Data) 33 7.5%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2012 Preliminary Data) 42 10%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) 36 14%
High School Dropout Rate - % of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out of public schools (2009-10) 31 2.8%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/13) 62
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/13) 57
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/13) 62
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -16,100
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2012 Census Population Estimates 6,646,144
% Poverty (2011) 43 11.6%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 51 3.4%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 51 2.5%
Adult Health Indicator Resources sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2010 Yr End) 10 23,037
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 14 140,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 9 15.3%
Cancer Estimated New Cases - (2012) 13 38,470
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 41 347.7
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/11/12) 29 30
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 40 72.2%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 45 66.9%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 20 4.1
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2011) 43 18.2%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2011) 14 196
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2010 Yr End) 10 231
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 0%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2011) 39 23.1%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2009 Final Data) 44 5.1
% Low Birthweight Babies (2011 Preliminary Data) 32 7.6%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2011 Preliminary Data) 36 10.5%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) N/A 14%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/12) 67
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/12) 60
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/12) 63
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -16,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 49 22.9%
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 40 8.3%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 41 19.8%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 40 29.2%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) N/A 9.9%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 25 14.5%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 6,587,536
Uninsured, % All Ages (2010) 51 5.6%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2010) 49 3.8%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2009) 10 21,787
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2025) 14 140,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2010) 9 15.3%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2011) 13 37,470
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 40 320
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2011) 24 5
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65+ (2010) 48 72.4%
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 16 4.3
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2010) 47 14.1%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2010) 13 222
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2010) 37 71.2%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2009) 10 227
Asthma Rates, % High School Students (2009) 0%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2010) 46 22.8
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2008) 43 5
Low Birth Weight Babies (2009) 17 8
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2009) 30 11%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) 16%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2011) 78
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2011) 60
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2011) 70
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -16,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Diabetes, % Adults (2011) 45 8%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 40 29.2%
Obesity, % Adults (2011) 49 22.7%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2011) 37 23.5%
Exclusive Breastfeeding, % at 6 Months (from Births 2009^) 31 16.5%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Adults 5 or more times a day (2011) 36 18.8%
Obesity, % High School Students (2010) N/A 9.9%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2007) 30 30%
Fruit Intake, % High School Students 2 or more times a day (2011) N/A 0%
Vegetable Intake, % High School Students 3 or more times a day ? (2011) N/A 0%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 6,547,629
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 51 4.4%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 51 2.9%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 10 21,089
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 12 120,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 8 15.3%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 13 36,040
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 43 297.2
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 22 7
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 16 3.7
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 46 15.8%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 11 243
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) 35 69.8%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 10 226
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 0%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 51 18.9
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 50 4.9
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 32 7.9
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 39 11.2%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 16%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 37 77
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 21 57
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 27 68
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 9 -16,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 48 22.3%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 40 25.6%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 35 7.5%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2008-10 average) 41 21.2%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months – from Births 2007 44 20.5%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 44 27.5%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 10.9%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) N/A 0%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 14 $0
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 33 13.3%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 6,497,967
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 51 5%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 51 3%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 10 19,181
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 12 120,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 8 15%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 13 34,470
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 43 251
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 43 0
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 21 2
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 46 17%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 18 224
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) N/A 0%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 10 214
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 0%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 32 22.1
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 47 5
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 33 7.9
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 42 11%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 24%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 38 69
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 21 48
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 25 66
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 9 -16,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 48 21.7%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 40 25.6%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 34 7.5%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2007-09 average) 39 21.3%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months from Births 2007 44 0%
Fruit Intake, Adults (2009) 45 0%
Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 38 45%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 10.9%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 45 38%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 14 $283
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 33 13.3%

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Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita FY 2010-11 11 $53.48
State Funding for Public Health FY 2010-11 $350,186,952
Public Health Funding Indicator sources
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding by State 2012 $7,242,636
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2012 24 $21.6
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2012 $219,790,597
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 7 $33.1
State Public Health Budget FY 2011-2012 $361,079,843
State Public Health Budget Funding Per Capita FY 2011-2012 10 $54.3
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita FY 2011 24 $21.59
CDC Programs sources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $406,895
Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $1,827,650
Cancer $4,988,769
Chronic Disease Prevention/ Health Promotion (All Other) $3,665,791
Diabetes $1,205,488
Environmental Health $1,645,047
Heart Disease $1,695,325
HIV/AIDS $15,072,474
Vaccine for Children $60,252,712
Injury Prevention and Control $2,205,176
Nutrition / Physical Activity $2,387,641
Occupational Safety & Health $2,492,004
Influenza (including supplemental funding) $0
Public Health Scientific Services (BRFSS) $112,706
School Health $165,084
Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $14,913,602
Tuberculosis $1,111,661
Infectious Diseases (All Other) $1,914,304
Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,081,371
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,060,318
Tobacco $1,983,559
PPHF/Other Affordable Care Act $15,796,254
Section 317 Immunization Program $4,249,896
CDC Programs sources
CDC--Prevention and Public Health Fund/Other ACA $15,796,254
Community Guide/Community Preventive Services Task Force $0
CTGs $3,079,988
Comprehensive Chronic Disease Prevention $1,657,258
Environmental Public Health Tracking $1,073,968
Epi and Lab Capacity Program $1,073,121
HAIs $521,473
Immunization Programs $2,603,277
Prevention Research Centers $615,000
Public Health Infrastructure $993,662
Public Health Prevention Research $1,544,184
Public Health Workforce $0
REACH $2,515,429
Tobacco $118,894
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $4,249,896
HRSA Programs sources
Primary Health Care $97,817,509
Health Professions $33,136,326
Maternal & Child Health $37,484,935
HIV/AIDS $49,421,805
HRSA Total (FY2012) (All Programs) $219,790,597
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 $33.1
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 12 $56.59
State Funding for Public Health FY 2009-2010 $370,509,030
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $8,141,119
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 25 $21.17
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $387,013
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2010 $138,622,495
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $2,288,736
CDC--Cancer $6,483,452
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $7,674,035
CDC--Diabetes $1,352,650
CDC--Environmental Health $3,147,764
CDC--Heart Disease $1,775,082
CDC--HIV/AIDS $14,973,453
CDC--Infectious Diseases $1,112,760
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $791,073
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $2,401,285
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,572,179
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $4,478,573
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,719,359
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $19,546,582
CDC--School Health $1,419,964
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $3,862,547
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $1,681,177
CDC--Tobacco $1,958,516
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,131,865
CDC--Vaccine for Children $54,987,313
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 2 $50.52
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $94,484,098
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2010 $330,811,470
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $29,151,849
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $138,073,257
HRSA Health Professions Grants $69,102,266
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 26 11.5%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 9 $66.13
State Funding for Public Health FY 2008-2009 $436,059,378
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $7,538,670
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 23 $20.97
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2009 $138,269,681
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $381,048
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $2,330,930
CDC--Cancer $7,119,238
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $7,142,034
CDC--Diabetes $854,983
CDC--Environmental Health $3,391,527
CDC--Heart Disease $1,759,341
CDC--HIV/AIDS $15,504,710
CDC--Infectious Diseases $1,462,502
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $686,164
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $3,360,026
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,500,975
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $4,695,161
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,625,825
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $19,867,705
CDC--School Health $1,187,268
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $1,258,974
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $1,733,194
CDC--Tobacco $1,993,980
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,129,385
CDC--Vaccine for Children $58,284,711
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 9 $40.35
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2009 $266,076,012
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $107,751,856
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $26,159,359
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $93,322,161
HRSA Health Professions Grants $28,598,577
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 26 11.5%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 9 $66
State Funding for Public Health FY 2007-2008 $425,187,621
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $8,301,006
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 19 $21
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $368,374
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2008 $135,514,801
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $1,924,618
CDC--Cancer $5,814,289
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $7,287,645
CDC--Diabetes $975,965
CDC--Environmental Health $3,300,174
CDC--Heart Disease $1,759,341
CDC--HIV/AIDS $15,408,293
CDC--Infectious Diseases $1,959,975
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $2,041,071
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $3,397,499
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,058,951
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $2,973,099
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,625,825
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $19,416,825
CDC--School Health $1,172,877
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $0
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $1,875,495
CDC--Tobacco $1,284,491
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,129,386
CDC--Vaccine for Children $59,740,608
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 5 $36
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $130,743,929
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2008 $232,216,634
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $26,363,203
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $51,968,593
HRSA Health Professions Grants $12,980,319
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 27 11%