Key Health Data About Wisconsin

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Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2013 Census Population Estimates 5,742,713
% Poverty (2011-2012 2-Year Average) 36 12.2%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2012) 44 9.7%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2012) 43 4.9%
Adult Health Indicator References sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2011 Yr End) 32 5,463
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 16 130,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 36 12.8%
Cancer Estimated New Cases (2013) 19 31,590
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 30 415.4
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/03/13) 24 21
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 37 70.4%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 2 50.5%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 39 1.6
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2012) 20 20.4%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2012) 30 71
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2011 Yr End) 27 35
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 0%
Fruit Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 32.9%
Vegetable Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 12.7%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2012) 46 24.8%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2010 Final Data) 33 5.8
% Low Birthweight Babies (2012 Preliminary Data) 36 7.1%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2012 Preliminary Data) 37 10.5%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) 31 14.6%
High School Dropout Rate - % of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out of public schools (2009-10) 40 2.2%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/13) 100
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/13) 101
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/13) 88
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 500
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2012 Census Population Estimates 5,726,398
% Poverty (2011) 36 13.1%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 41 10.4%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 40 5.8%
Adult Health Indicator Resources sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2010 Yr End) 32 5,309
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 16 130,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 36 12.8%
Cancer Estimated New Cases - (2012) 19 31,920
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 25 432.9
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/11/12) 20 56
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 46 74%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 9 56.5%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 38 1.1
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2011) 27 20.9%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2011) 32 70
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) 45 20.8%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2009 Final Data) 29 6.1
% Low Birthweight Babies (2011 Preliminary Data) 34 7.2%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2011 Preliminary Data) 37 10.4%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) N/A 14.6%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/12) 102
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/12) 110
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/12) 74
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 15 29.7%
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 40 8.3%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 38 20.4%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 41 28.9%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) N/A 10.4%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 38 13.4%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 5,711,767
Uninsured, % All Ages (2010) 48 9.4%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2010) 46 4.6%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2009) 32 5,192
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2025) 16 130,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2010) 36 12.8%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2011) 19 30,530
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 21 411
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2011) 31 3
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65+ (2010) 31 68.4%
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 40 0.9
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2010) 17 19.1%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2010) 34 55
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2010) 49 73.1%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2009) 28 34
Asthma Rates, % High School Students (2009) 0%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2010) 50 19.9
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2008) 14 7
Low Birth Weight Babies (2009) 34 7
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2009) 30 11%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) 16.9%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2011) 117
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2011) 114
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2011) 81
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Diabetes, % Adults (2011) 38 8.4%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 41 28.9%
Obesity, % Adults (2011) 27 27.7%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2011) 39 22.6%
Exclusive Breastfeeding, % at 6 Months (from Births 2009^) 32 16.9%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Adults 5 or more times a day (2011) 24 16.1%
Obesity, % High School Students (2010) N/A 10.4%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2007) 40 27.9%
Fruit Intake, % High School Students 2 or more times a day (2011) N/A 32.9%
Vegetable Intake, % High School Students 3 or more times a day ? (2011) N/A 12.7%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 5,686,986
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 48 9.5%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 47 4.7%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 32 4,965
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 16 110,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 18 13.7%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 19 29,610
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 30 371.5
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 33 2
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 40 80
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 20 19.4%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 33 67
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) 36 69.9%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 28 34
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 0%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 9 40.9
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 31 6.5
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 37 7.00
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 40 11.1%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 16.9%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 21 119
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 7 112
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 24 76
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 49 500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 25 27.4%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 32 26.4%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 35 7.5%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2008-10 average) 35 22.3%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months – from Births 2007 35 16.4%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 24 23.1%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 9.3%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 21 19.1%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 19 $0
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 36 13.1%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 5,627,967
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 49 8%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 44 6%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 32 4,513
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 16 110,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 18 13%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 18 27,590
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 24 352
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 31 7
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 32 1
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 24 20%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 33 70
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) N/A 0%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 27 33
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 22%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 24 22.9
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 29 7
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 39 6.9
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 41 11%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 28%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 21 110
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 6 104
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 21 72
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 49 500
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 24 26.9%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 32 26.4%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 37 7.3%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2007-09 average) 40 21.2%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months from Births 2007 35 21%
Fruit Intake, Adults (2009) 38 0%
Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 8 38%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 9.3%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 38 8%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 19 $272
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 36 13.1%

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The date above indicates when the data became available.

Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita FY 2010-11 47 $9.29
State Funding for Public Health FY 2010-11 $52,826,100
Public Health Funding Indicator sources
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding by State 2012 $6,356,361
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2012 45 $16.4
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2012 $90,930,864
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 48 $15.9
State Public Health Budget FY 2011-2012 $75,042,700
State Public Health Budget Funding Per Capita FY 2011-2012 47 $13.1
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita FY 2011 45 $16.42
CDC Programs sources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $517,638
Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $992,837
Cancer $4,610,758
Chronic Disease Prevention/ Health Promotion (All Other) $950,171
Diabetes $935,854
Environmental Health $1,599,909
Heart Disease $337,256
HIV/AIDS $4,279,201
Vaccine for Children $45,571,882
Injury Prevention and Control $2,498,116
Nutrition / Physical Activity $17,422
Occupational Safety & Health $395,143
Influenza (including supplemental funding) $0
Public Health Scientific Services (BRFSS) $108,143
School Health $709,661
Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $11,310,910
Tuberculosis $477,245
Infectious Diseases (All Other) $966,057
Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,507,398
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $953,489
Tobacco $1,227,786
PPHF/Other Affordable Care Act $10,694,466
Section 317 Immunization Program $3,137,509
CDC Programs sources
CDC--Prevention and Public Health Fund/Other ACA $10,694,466
Community Guide/Community Preventive Services Task Force $0
CTGs $5,199,982
Comprehensive Chronic Disease Prevention $1,381,489
Environmental Public Health Tracking $1,100,000
Epi and Lab Capacity Program $1,053,518
HAIs $71,472
Immunization Programs $782,292
Prevention Research Centers $0
Public Health Infrastructure $993,662
Public Health Prevention Research $0
Public Health Workforce $0
REACH $0
Tobacco $112,051
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $3,137,509
HRSA Programs sources
Primary Health Care $40,879,102
Health Professions $14,189,785
Maternal & Child Health $19,948,853
HIV/AIDS $13,505,425
HRSA Total (FY2012) (All Programs) $90,930,864
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 $15.9
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 49 $8.71
State Funding for Public Health FY 2009-2010 $49,547,992
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $7,095,720
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 47 $15.8
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $636,400
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2010 $89,881,324
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $1,671,724
CDC--Cancer $5,036,259
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $1,332,924
CDC--Diabetes $852,883
CDC--Environmental Health $3,717,098
CDC--Heart Disease $273,004
CDC--HIV/AIDS $3,691,614
CDC--Infectious Diseases $1,687,536
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $756,075
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $3,138,437
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $835,457
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $412,510
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,963,240
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $13,242,819
CDC--School Health $754,637
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $3,410,515
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $957,421
CDC--Tobacco $1,191,137
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $466,579
CDC--Vaccine for Children $41,322,178
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 47 $13.27
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $12,808,564
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2010 $75,488,759
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $17,631,831
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $20,133,473
HRSA Health Professions Grants $24,914,891
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 34 10.3%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 49 $10.23
State Funding for Public Health FY 2008-2009 $57,865,359
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $6,575,694
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 44 $15.98
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2009 $90,342,797
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $601,198
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $1,738,604
CDC--Cancer $4,846,571
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $1,088,667
CDC--Diabetes $852,883
CDC--Environmental Health $4,026,191
CDC--Heart Disease $580,500
CDC--HIV/AIDS $3,422,671
CDC--Infectious Diseases $683,287
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $1,250,608
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $2,926,375
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $893,928
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $194,053
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,896,411
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $12,275,634
CDC--School Health $738,143
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $1,924,122
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $957,421
CDC--Tobacco $1,216,108
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $407,986
CDC--Vaccine for Children $47,821,436
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 47 $16.26
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2009 $91,955,264
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $12,907,986
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $16,672,150
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $32,975,493
HRSA Health Professions Grants $11,660,515
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 34 10.3%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 49 $11
State Funding for Public Health FY 2007-2008 $58,849,240
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $7,233,733
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 43 $15
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2008 $84,276,182
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $574,038
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $1,844,432
CDC--Cancer $4,862,589
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $1,997,826
CDC--Diabetes $919,067
CDC--Environmental Health $3,577,769
CDC--Heart Disease $618,457
CDC--HIV/AIDS $3,791,055
CDC--Infectious Diseases $1,196,705
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $171,945
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $2,952,773
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $833,805
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $248,100
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $1,896,411
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $12,060,242
CDC--School Health $664,878
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $0
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $1,093,182
CDC--Tobacco $981,707
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $406,564
CDC--Vaccine for Children $43,584,637
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 46 $11.28
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2008 $63,205,970
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $13,108,022
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $16,270,480
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $19,066,590
HRSA Health Professions Grants $6,322,762
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 34 10%