Key Health Data About North Carolina

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Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2013 Census Population Estimates 9,848,060
% Poverty (2011-2012 2-Year Average) 15 16.3%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2012) 12 17.2%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2012) 21 8.4%
Adult Health Indicator References sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2011 Yr End) 12 21,288
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 8 210,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 38 12.6%
Cancer Estimated New Cases (2013) 9 53,200
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 11 524
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/03/13) 39 3
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 33 70.2%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2012) 48 68.4%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2012) 25 3.6
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2012) 18 20.9%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2012) 12 211
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2011 Yr End) 16 133
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 22.8%
Fruit Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 30.1%
Vegetable Indicator High School Students - 2011 (95% Conf Interval) 13.3%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2012) 47 24.6%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2010 Final Data) 16 7
% Low Birthweight Babies (2012 Preliminary Data) 9 8.8%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2012 Preliminary Data) 19 12%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) 19 17.7%
High School Dropout Rate - % of 9th- to 12th-graders who dropped out of public schools (2009-10) 10 4.7%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/13) 117
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/13) 84
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/13) 128
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -8,100
Indicator Rank
Population Facts sources
2012 Census Population Estimates 9,752,073
% Poverty (2011) 14 17.9%
% Uninsured, All Ages (2011) 16 16.3%
% Uninsured, under 18 (2011) 21 9.3%
Adult Health Indicator Resources sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Aged 13 and Older (2010 Yr End) 13 20,578
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases among 65+ (2025) 8 210,000
% Asthma Prevalence (2010) 38 12.6%
Cancer Estimated New Cases - (2012) 9 51,860
Chlamydia Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 7 574.9
Human West Nile Virus Cases (as of 12/11/12) 40 6
% Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 39 72.1%
% Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65 and Over (2011) 44 66.6%
Syphilis Rates per 100,000 Population (2011) 16 4.5
% Tobacco Use - Current Smokers (2011) 23 21.8%
Tuberculosis Number of Cases (2011) 10 244
Child and Adolescent Health Facts sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases Under Age 13 (2010 Yr End) 16 133
% Asthma - High School Students (2011) N/A 22.8%
Immunization Gap, % of Children Aged 19 to 35 Months Without All Immunizations (2011) 25 26.7%
Infant Mortality - Per 1,000 Live Births (2009 Final Data) 6 7.9
% Low Birthweight Babies (2011 Preliminary Data) 10 9%
Pre-Term Births % of live births (2011 Preliminary Data) 15 12.6%
Tobacco: Current Smokers High School Students (2011) N/A 17.7%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Primary Care (As of 12/31/12) 118
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Mental Health (As of 12/31/12) 83
Health Professions Service Shortage Areas Dental Care (As of 12/31/12) 127
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -8,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity, % Adults (2012) 17 29.6%
Diabetes, % Adults (2012) 18 10.4%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2012) 13 24.9%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 17 32.4%
Obesity, % High School Students (2011) N/A 12.9%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2011) 18 16.1%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 9,656,401
Uninsured, % All Ages (2010) 16 17%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2010) 17 9.2%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2009) 14 19,847
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2025) 8 210,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2010) 38 12.6%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2011) 10 48,870
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 18 448
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2011) 34 2
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates 65+ (2010) 38 69.7%
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2010) 17 4.2
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2010) 15 19.8%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2010) 8 296
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2010) 37 71.2%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2009) 16 130
Asthma Rates, % High School Students (2009) 21.8%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2010) 31 28.8
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2008) 5 8
Low Birth Weight Babies (2009) 6 9
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2009) 11 13%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) 17.7%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2011) 127
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2011) 81
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2011) 119
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) -8,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Diabetes, % Adults (2011) 9 10.8%
Hypertension, % Adults (2011) 17 32.4%
Obesity, % Adults (2011) 17 29.1%
Physical Inactivity, % Adults (2011) 20 26.7%
Exclusive Breastfeeding, % at 6 Months (from Births 2009^) 23 15.3%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Adults 5 or more times a day (2011) 15 14.1%
Obesity, % High School Students (2010) N/A 12.9%
Overweight or Obese, % of 10 to 17 Year Olds (2007) 14 33.5%
Fruit Intake, % High School Students 2 or more times a day (2011) N/A 30.1%
Vegetable Intake, % High School Students 3 or more times a day ? (2011) N/A 13.3%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 9,535,483
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 10 18%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 9 11.8%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 13 19,412
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 9 170,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 41 12.2%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 10 45,120
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 15 445.1
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 41 0
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 9 6.3
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 13 21.3%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 10 251
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) 31 69.3%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 16 126
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 21.8%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 6 44.2
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 6 8.5
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 11 9.2
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 17 13.3%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 17.7%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 18 124
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 16 70
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 14 116
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 19 -8,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 14 29.4%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 10 29.9%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2008-10 average) 13 9.6%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2008-10 average) 18 25.6%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months – from Births 2007 6 8.7%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 14 21.6%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 13.4%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 10 16.9%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 28 $0
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 11 18.6%
Indicator Rank
Key Health General Indicators sources
Total Population 9,222,414
Uninsured, % All Ages (2009) 13 16%
Uninsured, % 18 and under (2009) 12 12%
Adult Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, 13 & Older (2008) 14 15,954
Alzheimer's Estimated Cases, 65+ (2010) 9 170,000
Asthma Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 41 11%
Cancer, Estimated New Cases (2010) 10 40,420
Chlamydia, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 26 346
Human West Nile Virus, New Cases (2010) 43 0
Syphilis, Rates per 100,000 Population (2009) 16 4
Tobacco, % of Adult Current Smokers (2007-2009 average) 13 23%
Tuberculosis, Number of Cases (2009) 8 345
Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates, 65 and Over (2007-2009 average) N/A 0%
Child and Adolescent Health Indicators sources
AIDS Cumulative Cases, under 13 (2008) 16 118
Asthma Rates (Lifetime), % High School Students (2009) N/A 20%
Immunization Gap, Children Aged 19 to 35 Months without All Immunizations (2009) 28 22.7
Infant Mortality per 1,000 Live Births (2007) 8 9
Low Birth Weight Babies (2007) 12 9.1
Pre-Term Labor, % of Live Births Born Pre-Term (2007) 17 14%
Tobacco, % High School Students Current Tobacco Use (2009) N/A 0%
Other Public Health Indicators sources
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Primary Care (FY 2010) 19 116
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Mental Health (FY 2010) 16 53
Health Professions Shortage Areas - Dental Care (FY 2010) 12 103
Nursing Shortage Estimates (2010) 19 -8,100
F as in Fat Indicators sources
Obesity Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 10 29.4%
Hypertension Rates, % Adults (2005-09 average) 10 29.9%
Diabetes Rates, % Adults (2007-09 average) 14 9.3%
Adult Physical Inactivity (2007-09 average) 17 25.1%
Percent Exclusive Breastfeeding at 6 Months from Births 2007 6 10%
Fruit Intake, Adults (2009) 9 0%
Vegetable Intake, Adults (2009) 33 9%
Obesity Rates, % High School Students (2009) N/A 13.4%
Fruit and Vegetable Intake, % Students (2009) 9 33%
Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) 28 $254
Obesity Rates, % Children (2007) 11 18.6%

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Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita FY 2010-11 43 $13.85
State Funding for Public Health FY 2010-11 $132,055,198
Public Health Funding Indicator sources
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding by State 2012 $10,319,477
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2012 37 $18.3
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2012 $183,948,138
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 39 $18.9
State Public Health Budget FY 2011-2012 $138,126,056
State Public Health Budget Funding Per Capita FY 2011-2012 44 $14.2
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita FY 2011 37 $18.31
CDC Programs sources
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $339,141
Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $3,602,676
Cancer $7,248,411
Chronic Disease Prevention/ Health Promotion (All Other) $3,051,911
Diabetes $1,326,269
Environmental Health $1,512,355
Heart Disease $1,894,270
HIV/AIDS $8,204,907
Vaccine for Children $97,361,800
Injury Prevention and Control $5,047,383
Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,734,111
Occupational Safety & Health $2,011,355
Influenza (including supplemental funding) $161,821
Public Health Scientific Services (BRFSS) $136,857
School Health $816,340
Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $14,998,703
Tuberculosis $1,891,520
Infectious Diseases (All Other) $708,168
Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,312,573
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,484,203
Tobacco $1,760,684
PPHF/Other Affordable Care Act $13,253,683
Section 317 Immunization Program $4,970,285
CDC Programs sources
CDC--Prevention and Public Health Fund/Other ACA $13,253,683
Community Guide/Community Preventive Services Task Force $0
CTGs $7,466,092
Comprehensive Chronic Disease Prevention $911,104
Environmental Public Health Tracking $0
Epi and Lab Capacity Program $1,015,354
HAIs $71,472
Immunization Programs $1,050,282
Prevention Research Centers $0
Public Health Infrastructure $1,037,779
Public Health Prevention Research $1,147,000
Public Health Workforce $0
REACH $415,390
Tobacco $139,210
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $4,970,285
HRSA Programs sources
Primary Health Care $80,857,731
Health Professions $13,947,880
Maternal & Child Health $28,616,555
HIV/AIDS $57,046,751
HRSA Total (FY2012) (All Programs) $183,948,138
HRSA Funding Per Capita FY 2012 $18.9
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 43 $13.81
State Funding for Public Health FY 2009-2010 $131,681,894
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $11,012,906
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 33 $19.24
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $240,855
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2010 $183,486,853
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $4,297,667
CDC--Cancer $7,059,412
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $1,804,421
CDC--Diabetes $1,762,889
CDC--Environmental Health $1,317,176
CDC--Heart Disease $1,545,174
CDC--HIV/AIDS $10,728,268
CDC--Infectious Diseases $592,315
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $499,223
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $4,920,673
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,895,123
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $1,937,191
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,875,433
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $19,747,775
CDC--School Health $811,231
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $5,542,016
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,466,940
CDC--Tobacco $1,672,280
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,946,003
CDC--Vaccine for Children $103,322,607
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 40 $17.12
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $54,245,489
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2010 $163,223,190
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $26,624,165
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $55,348,752
HRSA Health Professions Grants $27,004,784
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 11 14.4%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 44 $14.13
State Funding for Public Health FY 2008-2009 $132,525,705
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $10,184,038
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 26 $20.48
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2009 $192,126,422
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $249,974
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $4,063,618
CDC--Cancer $6,374,496
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $3,822,862
CDC--Diabetes $2,344,024
CDC--Environmental Health $1,141,836
CDC--Heart Disease $1,887,741
CDC--HIV/AIDS $9,557,100
CDC--Infectious Diseases $506,827
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $461,116
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $3,556,821
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,769,468
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $1,296,487
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,657,285
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $18,540,724
CDC--School Health $962,271
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $6,473,918
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,672,222
CDC--Tobacco $1,672,280
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,826,062
CDC--Vaccine for Children $120,289,290
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 36 $20.11
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2009 $188,660,250
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $50,309,931
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $25,187,204
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $87,409,841
HRSA Health Professions Grants $15,021,373
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 11 14.4%
Indicator Rank
Public Health Funding General Indicators sources
State Funding Per Capita 42 $16
State Funding for Public Health FY 2007-2008 $147,749,787
ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program $11,232,884
CDC Programs sources
CDC Funding Per Capita 25 $19
CDC--Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) $175,136
Federal Funding for Public Health from U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) FY 2008 $175,248,392
CDC--Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities $3,110,212
CDC--Cancer $7,245,926
CDC--Chronic Disease Prevention/Health Promotion (All Other) $3,481,429
CDC--Diabetes $1,999,046
CDC--Environmental Health $1,081,430
CDC--Heart Disease $2,115,000
CDC--HIV/AIDS $10,591,240
CDC--Infectious Diseases $1,162,138
CDC--Influenza (including supplemental funding) $105,802
CDC--Injury Prevention and Control $3,143,141
CDC--Nutrition / Physical Activity $1,404,275
CDC--Occupational Safety & Health $1,243,287
CDC--Preventive Health Service Block Grants $2,944,884
CDC--Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response $18,866,091
CDC--School Health $1,076,359
CDC--Section 317 Immunization Program $0
CDC--Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) $2,419,315
CDC--Tobacco $1,378,253
CDC--Tuberculosis Elimination $1,830,037
CDC--Vaccine for Children $109,569,898
HRSA Programs sources
HRSA Funding Per Capita 37 $15.25
HRSA HIV/AIDS Grants $43,122,696
Federal Funding for Public Health from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) FY 2008 $138,140,389
HRSA Child and Maternal Health Grants $24,932,000
HRSA Primary Health Care Grants $51,753,619
HRSA Health Professions Grants $10,789,796
Related State Economic Indicators sources
Poverty 2006-2008 3 Yr Average (90% Conf Interval) 14 14%