Key Health Data About Mississippi

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Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2013 Census Population Estimates 2,991,207
% Poverty (2011-2012 2-Year Average) 3 19.7%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2012) 18 15.3%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2012) 19 8.9%
Adult Health Indicator References sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2011 Yr End) 26 8,481
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 32 65,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 43 11.6%
Cancer Estimated New Cases (2013) 32 15,830
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 2 774
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/03/13) 12 45
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 11 65.8%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 34 62.4%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 12 5
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2012) 6 24%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2012) 27 81
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2011 Yr End) 22 57
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 20%
Fruit Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 32.3%
Vegetable Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 16.6%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2012) 49 22.5%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2010 Final Data) 1 9.7
% Low Birthweight Babies (2012 Preliminary Data) 1 11.6%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2012 Preliminary Data) 1 17.1%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) 18 17.9%
High School Dropout Rate - % of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out of public schools (2009-10) 2 7.4%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/13) 107
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/13) 40
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/13) 108
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -500
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2012 Census Population Estimates 2,984,926
% Poverty (2011) 1 22.6%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 17 16.2%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 22 9%
Adult Health Indicator Resources sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2010 Yr End) 26 8,191
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 32 65,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 43 11.6%
Cancer Estimated New Cases - (2012) 32 15,190
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 3 715
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/11/12) 5 249
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 17 69%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 41 65.4%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 8 6.4
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2011) 5 26%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2011) 27 91
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2010 Yr End) 22 58
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 20%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2011) 16 28.7%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2009 Final Data) 1 10.1
% Low Birthweight Babies (2011 Preliminary Data) 1 11.8%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2011 Preliminary Data) 1 16.9%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) N/A 17.9%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/12) 107
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/12) 40
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/12) 108
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 2 34.6%
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 2 12.5%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 3 30.8%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 2 39.2%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) N/A 15.8%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 1 21.7%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 2,978,512
Uninsured, % All Ages (2010) 4 21.1%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2010) 8 13.4%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2009) 26 7,905
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2025) 32 65,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2010) 43 11.6%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2011) 32 14,990
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 3 726
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2011) 2 52
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65+ (2010) 16 66.1%
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 4 7.7
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2010) 4 22.9%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2010) 22 116
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2010) 18 67.6%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2009) 22 58
Asthma Rates, % High School Students (2009) 18.2%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2010) 41 25.4
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2008) 2 10
Low Birth Weight Babies (2009) 1 12
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2009) 1 18%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) 19.6%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2011) 110
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2011) 39
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2011) 104
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Diabetes, % Adults (2011) 1 12.3%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 2 39.2%
Obesity, % Adults (2011) 1 34.9%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2011) 1 36%
Exclusive Breastfeeding, % at 6 Months (from Births 2009^) 1 7.6%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Adults 5 or more times a day (2011) 4 10.3%
Obesity, % High School Students (2010) N/A 15.8%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2007) 1 44.4%
Fruit Intake, % High School Students 2 or more times a day (2011) N/A 32.3%
Vegetable Intake, % High School Students 3 or more times a day ? (2011) N/A 16.6%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 2,967,297
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 13 17.6%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 13 10.9%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 26 7,498
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 32 53,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 45 11.5%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 32 14,330
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 2 802.7
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 19 9
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 6 8.1
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 6 23.3%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 22 122
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) 20 66.5%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 21 59
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 18.2%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 38 26.7
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 2 10
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 1 12.3
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 1 18.3%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 19.6%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 24 111
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 36 43
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 16 104
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 43 -500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 1 34.4%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 1 34.8%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 3 11.8%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2008-10 average) 1 32.6%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months – from Births 2007 1 6.5%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 2 17.1%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 18.3%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 30 21.2%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 23 $0
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 1 21.9%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 2,938,618
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 4 19%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 12 12%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 26 6,642
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 32 53,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 45 11%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 32 13,400
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 2 745
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 3 99
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 12 5
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 6 24%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 23 137
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) N/A 0%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 22 56
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 17%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 24 22.9
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 2 11
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 1 12.4
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 1 19%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 26%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 22 109
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 33 41
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 14 102
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 43 -500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 1 33.8%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 1 34.8%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 2 11.4%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2007-09 average) 1 32.2%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months from Births 2007 1 30%
Fruit Intake, Adults (2009) 2 0%
Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 3 2%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 18.3%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 2 3%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 23 $263
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 1 21.9%

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Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita FY 2010-11 48 $8.72
State Funding for Public Health FY 2010-11 $25,875,597
Public Health Funding Indicator sources
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding by State 2012 $3,555,672
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2012 13 $25.1
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2012 $94,179,895
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 12 $31.6
State Public Health Budget FY 2011-2012 $26,521,920
State Public Health Budget Funding Per Capita FY 2011-2012 48 $8.9
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita FY 2011 13 $25.11
CDC Programs sources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $0
Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $138,246
Cancer $3,479,496
Chronic Disease Prevention/ Health Promotion (All Other) $219,822
Diabetes $347,461
Environmental Health $918,241
Heart Disease $3,918,218
HIV/AIDS $5,346,325
Vaccine for Children $43,353,731
Injury Prevention and Control $348,489
Nutrition / Physical Activity $0
Occupational Safety & Health $0
Influenza (including supplemental funding) $0
Public Health Scientific Services (BRFSS) $87,420
School Health $594,589
Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $6,419,473
Tuberculosis $749,216
Infectious Diseases (All Other) $206,162
Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,109,595
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $1,282,766
Tobacco $1,099,391
PPHF/Other Affordable Care Act $2,692,816
Section 317 Immunization Program $2,465,128
CDC Programs sources
CDC--Prevention and Public Health Fund/Other ACA $2,692,816
Community Guide/Community Preventive Services Task Force $0
CTGs $500,000
Comprehensive Chronic Disease Prevention $778,962
Environmental Public Health Tracking $0
Epi and Lab Capacity Program $558,601
HAIs $71,473
Immunization Programs $484,195
Prevention Research Centers $0
Public Health Infrastructure $299,585
Public Health Prevention Research $0
Public Health Workforce $0
REACH $0
Tobacco $0
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $2,465,128
HRSA Programs sources
Primary Health Care $58,733,457
Health Professions $2,108,906
Maternal & Child Health $12,844,379
HIV/AIDS $17,754,949
HRSA Total (FY2012) (All Programs) $94,179,895
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 $31.6
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 48 $9.7
State Funding for Public Health FY 2009-2010 $28,778,530
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $3,954,888
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 17 $24.32
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 $72,167,936
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $150,000
CDC--Cancer $3,524,665
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $174,731
CDC--Diabetes $337,367
CDC--Environmental Health $921,315
CDC--Heart Disease $4,400,720
CDC--HIV/AIDS $5,105,394
CDC--Infectious Diseases $379,884
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $330,754
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $525,788
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $0
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $0
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,454,093
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $7,320,077
CDC--School Health $660,269
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $2,256,685
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $1,227,762
CDC--Tobacco $1,104,566
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $845,082
CDC--Vaccine for Children $40,721,892
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 9 $29.23
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $18,802,193
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2010 $86,728,017
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $12,666,136
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $48,658,236
HRSA Health Professions Grants $6,601,452
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 1 20.5%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 48 $10.53
State Funding for Public Health FY 2008-2009 $31,076,047
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $3,682,495
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 17 $23.30
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2009 $68,794,778
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $0
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $150,000
CDC--Cancer $3,510,392
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $176,922
CDC--Diabetes $292,533
CDC--Environmental Health $1,210,866
CDC--Heart Disease $2,410,955
CDC--HIV/AIDS $5,701,088
CDC--Infectious Diseases $423,612
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $429,326
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $533,578
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $0
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $0
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,403,587
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $7,297,500
CDC--School Health $675,187
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $865,047
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $1,208,218
CDC--Tobacco $1,104,566
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $917,690
CDC--Vaccine for Children $40,483,711
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 4 $49.02
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2009 $144,703,630
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $19,065,979
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $11,192,465
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $65,027,363
HRSA Health Professions Grants $4,869,689
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 1 20.5%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 48 $13
State Funding for Public Health FY 2007-2008 $36,903,314
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $4,027,180
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 21 $20
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 $58,888,474
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $0
CDC--Cancer $3,470,471
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $144,718
CDC--Diabetes $265,062
CDC--Environmental Health $812,341
CDC--Heart Disease $1,229,246
CDC--HIV/AIDS $5,669,760
CDC--Infectious Diseases $716,031
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $121,720
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $533,290
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $35,035
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $0
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,403,587
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $7,629,747
CDC--School Health $661,882
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $0
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $1,040,327
CDC--Tobacco $445,576
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $765,440
CDC--Vaccine for Children $33,944,241
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 3 $38.33
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $18,129,809
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2008 $111,881,930
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $11,016,866
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $40,255,169
HRSA Health Professions Grants $4,932,158
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 1 21%