Key Health Data About Tennessee

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Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2013 Census Population Estimates 6,495,978
% Poverty (2011-2012 2-Year Average) 9 17.4%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2012) 25 13.9%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2012) 29 7.3%
Adult Health Indicator References sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2011 Yr End) 19 15,606
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 14 140,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 51 9.3%
Cancer Estimated New Cases (2013) 15 36,580
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 13 507.9
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/03/13) 23 23
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 30 69.6%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 50 69.9%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 18 4.2
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2012) 4 24.9%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2012) 15 164
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2011 Yr End) 21 62
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 20.7%
Fruit Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 28.7%
Vegetable Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 13.2%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2012) 41 26.9%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2010 Final Data) 3 7.9
% Low Birthweight Babies (2012 Preliminary Data) 7 9.2%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2012 Preliminary Data) 12 12.5%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) 7 21.6%
High School Dropout Rate - % of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out of public schools (2009-10) 33 2.7%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/13) 99
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/13) 62
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/13) 134
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -18,500
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2012 Census Population Estimates 6,456,243
% Poverty (2011) 13 18.3%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 31 13.3%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 38 5.9%
Adult Health Indicator Resources sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2010 Yr End) 19 15,089
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 14 140,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 51 9.3%
Cancer Estimated New Cases - (2012) 15 35,610
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 16 490.1
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/11/12) 27 32
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 30 70.4%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 47 67.7%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 17 4.4
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2011) 13 23%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2011) 18 156
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2010 Yr End) 21 61
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 20.7%
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) 5 8
% Low Birthweight Babies (2011 Preliminary Data) 10 9%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2011 Preliminary Data) 12 12.8%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) N/A 21.6%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/12) 99
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/12) 58
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/12) 134
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -18,500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 10 31.1%
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 5 11.9%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 6 28.6%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 3 38.6%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) N/A 15.2%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 5 20.5%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 6,403,353
Uninsured, % All Ages (2010) 24 14.7%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2010) 28 7.9%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2009) 19 14,671
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2025) 14 140,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2010) 51 9.3%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2011) 15 34,750
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 17 450
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2011) 12 18
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65+ (2010) 20 66.6%
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 15 4.4
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2010) 14 20.1%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2010) 16 193
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2010) 9 66.1%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2009) 21 60
Asthma Rates, % High School Students (2009) 17.9%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2010) 44 23.8
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2008) 5 8
Low Birth Weight Babies (2009) 6 9
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2009) 11 13%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) 20.9%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2011) 124
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2011) 55
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2011) 135
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -18,500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Diabetes, % Adults (2011) 6 11.2%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 3 38.6%
Obesity, % Adults (2011) 15 29.2%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2011) 2 35.2%
Exclusive Breastfeeding, % at 6 Months (from Births 2009^) 18 13.9%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Adults 5 or more times a day (2011) 5 10.6%
Obesity, % High School Students (2010) N/A 15.2%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2007) 5 36.5%
Fruit Intake, % High School Students 2 or more times a day (2011) N/A 28.7%
Vegetable Intake, % High School Students 3 or more times a day ? (2011) N/A 13.2%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 6,346,105
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 20 15.4%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 38 6.6%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 19 13,961
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 12 120,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 40 12.3%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 15 33,070
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 10 478.1
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 29 4
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 8 6.5
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 7 23.1%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 15 202
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) 8 64.5%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 21 59
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 17.9%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 42 25.6
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 8 8.3
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 8 9.4
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 9 14.2%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 20.9%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 19 123
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 24 54
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 10 135
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 7 -18,500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 4 31.9%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 5 32.2%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 5 10.6%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2008-10 average) 5 29.9%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months – from Births 2007 8 9.2%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 34 25.4%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 15.8%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 15 18.1%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 6 $0
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 6 20.6%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 6,214,888
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 20 14%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 26 9%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 19 12,457
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 12 120,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 40 12%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 16 29,390
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 9 445
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 19 17
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 5 6
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 5 25%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 16 234
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) N/A 0%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 21 59
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 20%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 37 21.3
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 7 9
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 7 9.6
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 7 15%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 33%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 15 120
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 21 48
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 8 126
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 7 -18,500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 2 31.6%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 5 32.2%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 4 10.8%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2007-09 average) 4 30.5%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months from Births 2007 8 15%
Fruit Intake, Adults (2009) 12 0%
Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 51 12%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 15.8%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 12 51%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 6 $315
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 6 20.6%

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Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita FY 2010-11 17 $43.87
State Funding for Public Health FY 2010-11 $278,401,400
Public Health Funding Indicator sources
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding by State 2012 $7,035,110
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2012 42 $17.6
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2012 $158,423,179
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 23 $24.5
State Public Health Budget FY 2011-2012 $275,073,200
State Public Health Budget Funding Per Capita FY 2011-2012 16 $42.6
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita FY 2011 42 $17.59
CDC Programs sources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $280,788
Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $1,256,873
Cancer $2,100,332
Chronic Disease Prevention/ Health Promotion (All Other) $532,319
Diabetes $315,033
Environmental Health $500,000
Heart Disease $100,044
HIV/AIDS $6,435,558
Vaccine for Children $72,384,462
Injury Prevention and Control $942,160
Nutrition / Physical Activity $0
Occupational Safety & Health $176,095
Influenza (including supplemental funding) $570,000
Public Health Scientific Services (BRFSS) $65,643
School Health $530,616
Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $10,550,748
Tuberculosis $1,483,256
Infectious Diseases (All Other) $1,959,438
Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,263,217
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,180,985
Tobacco $1,281,398
PPHF/Other Affordable Care Act $4,019,362
Section 317 Immunization Program $3,694,035
CDC Programs sources
CDC--Prevention and Public Health Fund/Other ACA $4,019,362
Community Guide/Community Preventive Services Task Force $0
CTGs $0
Comprehensive Chronic Disease Prevention $1,111,418
Environmental Public Health Tracking $0
Epi and Lab Capacity Program $877,559
HAIs $768,006
Immunization Programs $388,053
Prevention Research Centers $0
Public Health Infrastructure $757,600
Public Health Prevention Research $0
Public Health Workforce $0
REACH $0
Tobacco $116,726
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $3,694,035
HRSA Programs sources
Primary Health Care $67,444,390
Health Professions $22,146,370
Maternal & Child Health $27,240,673
HIV/AIDS $38,533,370
HRSA Total (FY2012) (All Programs) $158,423,179
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 $24.5
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 19 $42.28
State Funding for Public Health FY 2009-2010 $268,288,600
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $7,668,219
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 37 $18.29
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $387,528
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2010 $116,044,038
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $2,110,739
CDC--Cancer $2,275,675
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $509,744
CDC--Diabetes $254,403
CDC--Environmental Health $575,000
CDC--Heart Disease $350,000
CDC--HIV/AIDS $7,545,255
CDC--Infectious Diseases $2,437,072
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $1,736,191
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $1,886,618
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $282,810
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $175,000
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,635,529
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $12,367,988
CDC--School Health $407,355
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $2,503,642
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,245,284
CDC--Tobacco $1,281,398
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,552,963
CDC--Vaccine for Children $71,415,794
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 31 $20.43
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $37,024,440
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2010 $129,670,750
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $19,727,473
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $40,845,342
HRSA Health Professions Grants $32,073,495
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 9 14.9%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 18 $45.74
State Funding for Public Health FY 2008-2009 $288,021,800
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $7,103,056
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 42 $16.41
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2009 $103,311,155
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $244,629
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $2,151,600
CDC--Cancer $2,242,303
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $612,958
CDC--Diabetes $293,643
CDC--Environmental Health $417,924
CDC--Heart Disease $549,998
CDC--HIV/AIDS $6,417,252
CDC--Infectious Diseases $3,078,522
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $1,579,897
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $1,898,183
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $442,502
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $175,000
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,580,945
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $12,369,035
CDC--School Health $531,679
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $514,837
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,254,627
CDC--Tobacco $1,268,998
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,416,344
CDC--Vaccine for Children $63,270,279
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 30 $22.53
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2009 $141,875,380
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $34,082,021
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $16,310,932
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $64,321,704
HRSA Health Professions Grants $19,168,602
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 9 14.9%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 14 $51
State Funding for Public Health FY 2007-2008 $313,513,800
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $7,818,211
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 44 $15
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $162,408
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2008 $92,960,882
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $2,122,000
CDC--Cancer $2,098,961
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $591,465
CDC--Diabetes $143,462
CDC--Environmental Health $251,294
CDC--Heart Disease $350,000
CDC--HIV/AIDS $6,096,768
CDC--Infectious Diseases $2,465,003
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $308,230
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $1,988,161
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $457,522
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $175,000
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,580,945
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $11,842,828
CDC--School Health $524,387
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $0
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,280,218
CDC--Tobacco $1,040,809
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,531,663
CDC--Vaccine for Children $56,949,758
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 30 $17.04
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $31,782,146
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2008 $104,890,871
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $15,788,258
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $36,164,437
HRSA Health Professions Grants $15,146,655
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 10 15%