America’s Health Rankings Annual Reports Lists Wisconsin’s New Ranking

Local News
Healthwatch- Mulitdisciplinary breast cancer clinic_67763072

America’s Health Rankings Annual Report is out for 2017 and Wisconsin comes in at 21 overall this year. It’s a one spot drop from last years ranking. 

The following are the factors and data that went into compiling the ranking:

Wisconsin Highlights:
• In the past year, diabetes increased 17% from 8.4% to 9.8% of adults
• In the past five years, the percentage uninsured decreased 44% from 9.9% to 5.5% of the population
• In the past two years, excessive drinking increased 12% from 23.3% to 26.2% of adults
• In the past eight years, air pollution decreased 35% from 11.3 to 7.4 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
• In the past 10 years, drug deaths increased 89% from 8.0 to 15.1 deaths per 100,000 population

• Low percentage of uninsured population
• High percentage of high school graduation
• Low prevalence of physical inactivity

• High prevalence of excessive drinking
• High incidence of pertussis
• Low per capita public health funding

Additional information is available at

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories