Health Indicators (Key)

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Note: Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) is a widely accepted set of health promotion and disease prevention goals for all Americans.
 
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Access to Health Services Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 18-64] Lack Health Insurance 50.3
unfavorable
26.8
unfavorable
14.9
unfavorable
0.0
% [65+] With Medicare Supplement Insurance 33.6
unfavorable
75.5
% [Insured] Insurance Covers Prescriptions 85.5
unfavorable
93.9
% [Insured] Went Without Coverage in Past Year 18.3
unfavorable
4.8
% Difficulty Accessing Healthcare in Past Year (Composite) 47.2
unfavorable
37.3
% Inconvenient Hrs Prevented Dr Visit in Past Year 18.1
unfavorable
14.3
% Cost Prevented Getting Prescription in Past Year 30.9
unfavorable
15.0
% Cost Prevented Physician Visit in Past Year 27.5
unfavorable
14.0
% Difficulty Getting Appointment in Past Year 15.5
similar
16.5
% Difficulty Finding Physician in Past Year 16.8
unfavorable
10.7
% Transportation Hindered Dr Visit in Past Year 14.5
unfavorable
7.7
% Skipped Prescription Doses to Save Costs 22.9
unfavorable
14.8
% Difficulty Getting Child's Healthcare in Past Year 5.5
similar
1.9
% [Age 18+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 59.8
unfavorable
76.3
% [Age 18-64] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 60.4
unfavorable
75.1
unfavorable
89.4
% [Age 65+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 57.5
unfavorable
82.6
unfavorable
100.0
% Have Had Routine Checkup in Past Year 61.5
unfavorable
67.3
% Child Has Had Checkup in Past Year 93.0
favorable
87.0
% Two or More ER Visits in Past Year 15.3
unfavorable
6.5
% Rate Local Healthcare "Fair/Poor" 31.3
unfavorable
15.3
 
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Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Chronic Back Conditions Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% Arthritis/Rheumatism 19.3
similar
22.5
% Osteoporosis 5.4
% [50+] Arthritis/Rheumatism 38.8
similar
35.4
% [50+] Osteoporosis 13.5
favorable
27.6
unfavorable
5.3
% Sciatica/Chronic Back Pain 15.1
favorable
21.5
% Migraine/Severe Headaches 16.2
similar
16.9
% Chronic Neck Pain 9.3
similar
8.3
 
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Cancer Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 122.0
favorable
173.9
favorable
181.0
favorable
160.6
Lung Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 26.9
favorable
49.0
favorable
51.6
favorable
45.5
Prostate Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 13.8
favorable
22.2
favorable
23.9
favorable
21.2
Female Breast Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 16.9
favorable
22.6
favorable
23.5
favorable
20.6
Colorectal Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 10.1
favorable
16.6
favorable
17.2
favorable
14.5
% Skin Cancer 1.4
favorable
8.1
% Cancer (Other Than Skin) 2.1
favorable
5.5
% [Men 50+] Prostate Exam in Past 2 Years 58.2
unfavorable
70.5
% [Women 40+] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 65.4
similar
70.1
% [Women 50-74] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 69.5
similar
72.8
unfavorable
79.9
unfavorable
81.1
% [Women 21-65] Pap Smear in Past 3 Years 69.0
unfavorable
79.4
unfavorable
84.7
unfavorable
93.0
% [Age 50+] Sigmoid/Colonoscopy Ever 49.3
unfavorable
61.6
unfavorable
72.0
% [Age 50+] Blood Stool Test in Past 2 Years 35.1
favorable
14.9
similar
28.3
% [Age 50-75] Colorectal Cancer Screening
unfavorable
70.5
 
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Chronic Kidney Disease Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
Kidney Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 14.7
similar
15.3
similar
14.5
 
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Diabetes Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
Diabetes Mellitus (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 24.3
favorable
26.7
similar
23.5
unfavorable
19.6
% Diabetes/High Blood Sugar 15.3
unfavorable
9.7
unfavorable
10.1
% [Diabetics] Taking Insulin/Medication 71.5
similar
77.7
 
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Dimentias, Including Alzheimer's Disease Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
Alzheimer's Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 9.9
favorable
25.4
favorable
22.7
 
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Educational & Community-Based Programs Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% Attended Health Event in Past Year 19.4
similar
22.2
 
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Family Planning Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% of Births to Unwed Mothers 39.1
similar
40.8
% Births to Teenagers 6.4
unfavorable
4.9
unfavorable
3.2
 
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General Health Status Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% "Fair/Poor" Physical Health 34.2
unfavorable
17.4
unfavorable
16.8
% Activity Limitations 13.6
favorable
18.9
similar
17.0
 
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Hearing & Other Sensory or Communication Disorders Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% Deafness/Trouble Hearing 6.9
similar
9.6
 
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Heart Disease & Stroke Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
Diseases of the Heart (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 180.3
favorable
200.6
favorable
200.9
unfavorable
152.7
% Heart Attack 2.6
similar
3.1
Stroke (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 29.4
favorable
49.1
favorable
44.2
favorable
33.8
% Angina/Coronary Heart Disease 3.0
similar
4.4
% Heart Disease (Heart Attack, Angina, Coronary Disease) 4.7
similar
6.1
% Stroke 1.4
favorable
2.8
similar
2.7
% Blood Pressure Checked in Past 2 Years 83.8
unfavorable
94.7
unfavorable
94.9
% Told Have High Blood Pressure (Ever) 32.9
similar
29.1
similar
34.3
unfavorable
26.9
% [HBP] Taking Action to Control High Blood Pressure 91.6
similar
89.1
% Cholesterol Checked in Past 5 Years 82.4
favorable
72.0
unfavorable
90.7
similar
82.1
% Told Have High Cholesterol (Ever) 28.1
favorable
40.9
similar
31.4
unfavorable
13.5
% [HBC] Taking Action to Control High Blood Cholesterol 87.9
similar
89.1
% 1+ Cardiovascular Risk Factor 88.4
similar
86.3
 
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HIV Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
HIV/AIDS (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 2.2
similar
2.2
favorable
4.6
favorable
3.3
HIV/AIDS Incidence per 100,000 9.2
favorable
17.2
favorable
12.6
favorable
13.0
% Ever Tested for HIV 40.7
% [Age 18-64] Ever Tested for HIV 45.3
unfavorable
55.5
% [Age 18-44] HIV Test in the Past Year 26.6
similar
19.9
favorable
16.9
 
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Immunization & Infectious Diseases Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
Measles per 100,000 0.0
similar
0.0
favorable
0.0
Mumps per 100,000 0.8
unfavorable
0.0
unfavorable
0.3
Rubella per 100,000 0.0
similar
0.0
favorable
0.0
Pertussis per 100,000 5.5
favorable
8.8
unfavorable
4.5
% [Age 65+] Flu Shot in Past Year 67.0
similar
67.2
similar
71.6
unfavorable
90.0
% [High-Risk 18-64] Flu Shot in Past Year 37.8
unfavorable
52.5
unfavorable
90.0
% [Age 65+] Pneumonia Vaccine Ever 42.7
unfavorable
68.5
unfavorable
68.1
unfavorable
90.0
% [High-Risk 18-64] Pneumonia Vaccine Ever 23.5
similar
32.0
unfavorable
60.0
Tuberculosis Incidence per 100,000 11.1
unfavorable
6.2
unfavorable
4.4
unfavorable
1.0
% Ever Vaccinated for Hepatitis B 36.3
similar
38.4
% [Age 18-64 Unmarried] 3+ Sexual Partners in Past Year 11.3
similar
7.1
 
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Injury & Violence Prevention Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
Unintentional Injury (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 25.2
favorable
40.9
favorable
39.7
favorable
36.0
Motor Vehicle Crashes (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 14.9
favorable
16.1
similar
14.3
unfavorable
12.4
% "Always" Wear Seat Belt 85.6
similar
85.3
unfavorable
92.4
% Child [Age 5-17] "Always" Uses Seat Belt 92.2
similar
91.6
% Child [Age 0-17] "Always" Uses Seat Belt/Car Seat 93.6
similar
91.6
% Child [Age 5-17] "Always" Wears Bicycle Helmet 19.4
unfavorable
35.3
Firearm-Related Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 6.4
favorable
10.8
favorable
10.3
favorable
9.2
% Firearm in Home 15.9
favorable
37.9
% [Homes With Children] Firearm in Home 13.5
favorable
34.4
% [Homes With Firearms] Weapon(s) Unlocked & Loaded 7.7
favorable
16.9
Homicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 4.9
favorable
6.3
favorable
6.1
favorable
5.5
Violent Crime per 100,000 374.9
favorable
504.2
favorable
450.3
% Victim of Violent Crime in Past 5 Years 5.6
unfavorable
1.6
Domestic Violence Offenses per 100,000 820.3
similar
794.8
% Ever Threatened With Violence by Intimate Partner 6.6
favorable
11.7
% Victim of Domestic Violence (Ever) 7.8
favorable
13.5
Child Abuse Offenses per 1,000 Children 11.1
similar
10.6
 
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Maternal, Infant & Child Health Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% Received Prenatal Care in First Trimester 56.9
similar
59.5
unfavorable
77.9
% of Low Birthweight Births 7.8
favorable
8.2
favorable
8.2
similar
7.8
Infant Death Rate 5.2
favorable
6.4
favorable
6.9
favorable
6.0
 
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Mental Health & Mental Disorders Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% "Fair/Poor" Mental Health 24.9
unfavorable
11.7
% Major Depression 13.3
similar
11.7
% Symptoms of Chronic Depression (2+ Years) 37.9
unfavorable
26.5
Suicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 5.4
favorable
10.6
favorable
11.1
favorable
10.2
% Have Ever Sought Help for Mental Health 8.6
unfavorable
24.4
% [Those With Major Depression] Seeking Help 38.9
unfavorable
82.0
unfavorable
75.1
% Typical Day Is "Extremely/Very" Stressful 8.7
similar
11.5
% Child [Age 5-17] Takes Prescription for ADD/ADHD 5.6
similar
6.5
 
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Nutrition & Weight Status Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% Eat 5+ Servings of Fruit or Vegetables per Day 41.7
unfavorable
48.8
% Eat 2+ Servings of Fruit per Day 55.2
similar
60.5
% Eat 3+ Servings of Vegetables per Day 31.5
unfavorable
40.1
% Medical Advice on Nutrition in Past Year 39.0
similar
41.9
% Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) 18.2
unfavorable
31.7
unfavorable
33.9
% Overweight 80.4
unfavorable
66.5
unfavorable
66.9
% Obese 44.2
unfavorable
31.7
unfavorable
28.5
unfavorable
30.6
% Perceive Self as Somewhat/Very Overweight 58.0
% Medical Advice on Weight in Past Year 28.6
similar
25.7
% [Overweights] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 33.4
similar
30.9
% [Obese Adults] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 41.7
similar
47.4
favorable
31.8
% [Overweights] Trying to Lose Weight Both Diet/Exercise 38.6
similar
38.6
% Children [Age 5-17] Overweight 53.1
unfavorable
30.7
% Children [Age 5-17] Obese 37.6
unfavorable
18.9
unfavorable
14.6
% [Parents] Perceive Child [2-17] "Somewhat/Very" Overwt 26.1
% [Parents] Have Been Told That Child [2-17] Is Overweight 13.4
unfavorable
3.2
 
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Oral Health Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 18+] Dental Visit in Past Year 37.1
unfavorable
61.7
unfavorable
66.9
unfavorable
49.0
% Child [Age 2-17] Dental Visit in Past Year 85.2
similar
79.2
favorable
49.0
% Have Dental Insurance 25.7
unfavorable
60.8
 
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Physical Activity Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Employed] Job Entails Mostly Sitting/Standing 47.6
favorable
63.2
% No Leisure-Time Physical Activity 32.5
unfavorable
26.6
similar
28.7
similar
32.6
% Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines 30.5
unfavorable
48.1
unfavorable
42.7
% Moderate Physical Activity 13.3
unfavorable
23.9
% Vigorous Physical Activity 26.5
similar
28.6
unfavorable
34.8
% Medical Advice on Physical Activity in Past Year 43.2
similar
47.8
% Child [Age 5-17] Watches TV 3+ Hours per Day 28.3
similar
19.7
% Child [Age 5-17] Uses Computer 3+ Hours per Day 15.4
similar
9.9
% Child [Age 5-17] 3+ Hours per Day of Total Screen Time 59.5
unfavorable
43.4
 
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Respiratory Diseases Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
CLRD (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 21.0
favorable
41.4
favorable
41.5
Pneumonia/Influenza (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 16.0
favorable
17.6
favorable
18.1
% Nasal/Hay Fever Allergies 16.6
favorable
27.3
% Sinusitis 8.9
favorable
19.4
% Chronic Lung Disease 5.7
similar
8.4
% [Adult] Currently Has Asthma 4.8
favorable
7.4
favorable
7.5
% [Child 2-17] Currently Has Asthma 5.4
similar
6.8
 
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
Gonorrhea Incidence per 100,000 20.5
favorable
126.1
favorable
109.3
Primary & Secondary Syphilis Incidence per 100,000 0.1
favorable
5.8
favorable
4.3
Chlamydia Incidence per 100,000 363.9
favorable
392.6
favorable
391.6
Hepatitis B Incidence per 100,000 0.6
favorable
2.4
favorable
1.3
 
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Substance Abuse Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
Cirrhosis/Liver Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 14.6
similar
15.3
similar
14.5
unfavorable
8.2
% Current Drinker 33.4
favorable
49.9
favorable
58.8
% Chronic Drinker (Average 2+ Drinks/Day) 3.6
similar
4.9
similar
5.6
% Binge Drinker (Single Occasion - 5+ Drinks Men, 4+ Women) 17.1
similar
14.7
similar
16.7
favorable
24.3
% Drinking & Driving in Past Month 3.7
similar
3.5
% Rode With Drunk Driver in Past Month 5.2
% Driving Drunk or Riding with Drunk Driver 6.7
similar
5.5
Drug-Induced Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 3.4
favorable
10.1
favorable
12.2
favorable
11.3
% Illicit Drug Use in Past Month 3.4
similar
1.7
favorable
7.1
% Ever Sought Help for Alcohol or Drug Problem 2.3
similar
3.9
 
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Tobacco Use Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% Current Smoker 13.8
similar
15.8
similar
16.6
similar
12.0
% Someone Smokes at Home 12.6
similar
13.6
% [Non-Smokers] Someone Smokes in the Home 8.3
similar
5.7
% [Household With Children] Someone Smokes in the Home 9.4
similar
12.1
% Smoke Cigars 7.9
unfavorable
4.2
unfavorable
0.2
% Use Smokeless Tobacco 2.8
similar
2.8
unfavorable
0.3
 
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Vision Total Area vs. TX vs. US vs. HP2020
% Blindness/Trouble Seeing 15.1
unfavorable
6.9
% Eye Exam in Past 2 Years 50.1
unfavorable
57.5
 
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