Key Health Data About Washington

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Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2013 Census Population Estimates 6,971,406
% Poverty (2011-2012 2-Year Average) 12.1%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2012) 13.6%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2012) 4.9%
Adult Health Indicator References sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2011 Yr End) 13,762
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 150,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 15.8%
Cancer Estimated New Cases (2013) 37,290
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 360.1
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/03/13) 1
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 72.8%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 60.1%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 4.4
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2012) 17.2%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2012) 185
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2011 Yr End) 34
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2012) 34.8%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2010 Final Data) 4.5
% Low Birthweight Babies (2012 Preliminary Data) 6.1%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2012 Preliminary Data) 9.9%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) N/A
High School Dropout Rate - % of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out of public schools (2009-10) 4.2%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/13) 145
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/13) 112
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/13) 106
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -8,800
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2012 Census Population Estimates 6,897,012
% Poverty (2011) 30 13.9%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 24 14.5%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 23 8.8%
Adult Health Indicator Resources sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2010 Yr End) 20 13,484
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 13 150,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 5 15.8%
Cancer Estimated New Cases - (2012) 14 35,790
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 42 346.2
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/11/12) 44 4
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 46 74%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 25 60.7%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 12 4.9
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2011) 45 17.5%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2011) 13 200
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2010 Yr End) 27 34
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 0%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2011) 32 24.7%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2009 Final Data) 46 4.9
% Low Birthweight Babies (2011 Preliminary Data) 48 6.1%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2011 Preliminary Data) 46 9.8%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) N/A 0%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/12) 147
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/12) 112
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/12) 108
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -8,800
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 32 26.8%
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 37 8.8%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 43 19%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 31 30.1%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) N/A 0%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 46 11%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 6,830,038
Uninsured, % All Ages (2010) 27 13.8%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2010) 41 5.9%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2009) 20 13,253
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2025) 13 150,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2010) 5 15.8%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2011) 14 35,360
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 40 320
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2011) 44 0
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65+ (2010) 35 69.3%
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 18 4.0
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2010) 40 15.2%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2010) 11 239
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2010) 47 72.8%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2009) 27 35
Asthma Rates, % High School Students (2009) 0%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2010) 30 29.1
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2008) 43 5
Low Birth Weight Babies (2009) 44 6
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2009) 43 10%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) 0%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2011) 156
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2011) 107
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2011) 111
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -8,800
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Diabetes, % Adults (2011) 34 8.9%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 31 30.1%
Obesity, % Adults (2011) 33 26.5%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2011) 42 21.9%
Exclusive Breastfeeding, % at 6 Months (from Births 2009^) 38 19.9%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Adults 5 or more times a day (2011) 31 17.5%
Obesity, % High School Students (2010) N/A 0%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2007) 33 29.5%
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 6,724,540
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 37 12.9%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 46 4.8%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 20 12,791
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 16 110,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 9 14.9%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 14 34,500
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 36 326.6
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 33 2
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 31 2.1
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 46 15.8%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 9 256
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) 40 70.5%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 27 35
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 0%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 34 29.7
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 51 4.8
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 45 6.3
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 43 10.6%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 0%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 12 155
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 8 107
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 15 111
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 17 -8,800
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 28 26.4%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 36 25.9%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 38 7.4%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2008-10 average) 47 19%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months – from Births 2007 45 21.2%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 34 25.4%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 0%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) N/A 0%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 42 $0
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 48 11.1%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 6,549,224
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 36 11%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 37 7%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 20 11,792
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 16 110,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 9 15%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 14 32,380
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 35 294
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 37 2
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 21 2
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 48 17%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 11 291
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) N/A 0%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 26 34
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 0%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 5 31.0
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 49 5
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 48 6.5
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 45 11%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 0%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 11 144
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 7 103
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 12 103
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 17 -8,800
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 28 26.3%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 36 25.9%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 38 7.2%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2007-09 average) 48 18.8%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months from Births 2007 45 0%
Fruit Intake, Adults (2009) 37 0%
Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 39 37%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 0%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 37 39%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 42 $217
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 48 11.1%

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Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita FY 2010-11 19 $39.53
State Funding for Public Health FY 2010-11 $265,838,500
Public Health Funding Indicator sources
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding by State 2012 $7,424,816
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2012 15 $24.7
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2012 $192,609,665
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 16 $27.9
State Public Health Budget FY 2011-2012 $289,049,500
State Public Health Budget Funding Per Capita FY 2011-2012 17 $41.9
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita FY 2011 15 $24.66
CDC Programs sources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $540,552
Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $220,257
Cancer $9,807,826
Chronic Disease Prevention/ Health Promotion (All Other) $1,618,858
Diabetes $1,524,240
Environmental Health $3,231,903
Heart Disease $1,000,366
HIV/AIDS $7,331,703
Vaccine for Children $101,108,135
Injury Prevention and Control $1,519,356
Nutrition / Physical Activity $173,478
Occupational Safety & Health $2,271,984
Influenza (including supplemental funding) $0
Public Health Scientific Services (BRFSS) $159,022
School Health $919,365
Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $12,486,172
Tuberculosis $1,605,229
Infectious Diseases (All Other) $1,232,033
Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,057,287
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $3,307,686
Tobacco $1,409,523
PPHF/Other Affordable Care Act $11,812,063
Section 317 Immunization Program $4,088,849
CDC Programs sources
CDC--Prevention and Public Health Fund/Other ACA $11,812,063
Community Guide/Community Preventive Services Task Force $0
CTGs $4,770,775
Comprehensive Chronic Disease Prevention $1,591,104
Environmental Public Health Tracking $1,099,121
Epi and Lab Capacity Program $663,520
HAIs $66,153
Immunization Programs $1,972,306
Prevention Research Centers $0
Public Health Infrastructure $400,000
Public Health Prevention Research $714,285
Public Health Workforce $0
REACH $415,391
Tobacco $119,408
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $4,088,849
HRSA Programs sources
Primary Health Care $88,263,177
Health Professions $16,601,191
Maternal & Child Health $21,031,753
HIV/AIDS $62,171,689
HRSA Total (FY2012) (All Programs) $192,609,665
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 $27.9
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 18 $42.87
State Funding for Public Health FY 2009-2010 $288,279,000
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $8,091,982
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 24 $21.34
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $529,983
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2010 $143,488,199
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $193,739
CDC--Cancer $10,377,104
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $2,809,205
CDC--Diabetes $1,792,990
CDC--Environmental Health $3,498,348
CDC--Heart Disease $986,737
CDC--HIV/AIDS $7,036,146
CDC--Infectious Diseases $815,552
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $1,417,579
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $2,115,388
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $976,715
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $4,069,074
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,026,902
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $15,801,106
CDC--School Health $924,325
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $3,803,182
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,991,187
CDC--Tobacco $1,411,385
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,605,203
CDC--Vaccine for Children $78,306,967
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 11 $28.54
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $85,156,964
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2010 $191,927,008
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $15,042,017
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $65,362,082
HRSA Health Professions Grants $26,365,945
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 40 9.5%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 23 $36.48
State Funding for Public Health FY 2008-2009 $243,143,000
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $7,493,408
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 20 $21.79
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2009 $145,190,020
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $604,292
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $198,757
CDC--Cancer $8,912,740
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $2,313,098
CDC--Diabetes $1,933,221
CDC--Environmental Health $3,368,672
CDC--Heart Disease $1,204,869
CDC--HIV/AIDS $6,642,031
CDC--Infectious Diseases $861,662
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $924,797
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $2,023,557
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,097,921
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $2,963,278
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $994,706
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $15,186,218
CDC--School Health $1,038,311
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $2,655,130
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $3,506,757
CDC--Tobacco $1,401,341
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,466,950
CDC--Vaccine for Children $85,891,712
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 14 $32.13
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2009 $214,104,710
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $79,423,101
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $12,896,776
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $94,795,673
HRSA Health Professions Grants $16,247,328
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 40 9.5%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 21 $42
State Funding for Public Health FY 2007-2008 $268,638,500
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $8,250,841
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 15 $21
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2008 $139,782,186
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $641,112
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $460,694
CDC--Cancer $7,823,053
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $2,574,411
CDC--Diabetes $1,436,509
CDC--Environmental Health $1,481,017
CDC--Heart Disease $1,433,887
CDC--HIV/AIDS $6,584,548
CDC--Infectious Diseases $1,518,678
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $264,378
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $2,556,079
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,042,746
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $2,506,154
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,035,325
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $16,877,379
CDC--School Health $899,622
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $0
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $3,292,064
CDC--Tobacco $1,163,230
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,451,949
CDC--Vaccine for Children $84,682,351
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 12 $24.24
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2008 $156,787,361
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $71,672,321
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $12,926,982
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $54,422,376
HRSA Health Professions Grants $8,657,229
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 40 9%