Number of Deaths Due to Injury by Firearms per 100,000 Population. Age-adjusted rates per 100,000 U.S. standard population. Populations used for computing death rates are postcensal estimates based on the 2000 census estimated as of July 1, 2006. Since death rates are affected by the population composition of a given area, age-adjusted death rates should be used for comparisons between areas because they control for differences in population composition. Data are for 2006.
Percent of Adults who Participated in Moderate or Vigorous Physical Activities. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) determined the participation in physical activity in each state by asking the following question: During the past month, did you participate in 30+ minutes of moderate physical activity five or more days per week, or vigorous physical activity for 20+ minutes three or more days per week?
U.S. total excludes territories.
Teen death rate is the number of deaths from all causes to teens between ages 15 and 19 per 100,000 teens in this age group. The data are reported by place of residence, rather than by the location where the death occurred. Data as of 2005.
Percent of adults who smoke. U.S. total does not include territories. Data represent adults who reported that they currently smoke every day or some days. Data based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an ongoing, state-based, random-digit-dialed telephone survey of noninstitutionalized civilian adults aged 18 years and older.Percentages are weighted to reflect population characteristics.
Percent of Children (10-17) who are Overweight or Obese. Overweight or Obese: BMI at or above the 85th percentile of the CDC growth charts for age and gender.BMI-for-age: Body Mass Index for children and teens, also called BMI-for-age, is the number calculated from a child''s weight and height. BMI ranges for children and teens take into account normal differences in body fat between boys and girls and differences in body fat at various ages. It provides a reliable indicator of body fatness...
Data are for 2006.US total excludes territories.Territory data are from the US Census Bureau.
Medicare Spending Estimates by State of Residence (in millions). Data reflect Medicare spending on personal health care services and products (hospital care, physician services, nursing home care, prescription drugs, etc.) by state of residence. State of residence estimates account for the flow of individuals between states in order to consume health care services and present health spending based on where individuals reside rather than where they receive care.
Reported Deaths Among Persons with AIDS, Cumulative through 2007. U.S. totals include data from the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia), from U.S. dependencies, possessions, and independent nations in free association with the U.S., and persons whose state or area of residence is unknown.
Data are by year of report.U.S. totals include data from the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia), from U.S. dependencies, possessions, and independent nations in free association with the U.S., and persons whose state or area of residence is unknown.