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 VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 18-64] Lack Health Insurance 25.2
unfavorable
16.2
unfavorable
14.9
unfavorable
0.0
similar
28.6
% [65+] With Medicare Supplement Insurance 76.5
similar
75.5
similar
82.1
% [Insured] Use a Prescription Discount Card 18.5
unfavorable
27.5
% [Insured] Insurance Covers Prescriptions 92.7
similar
93.9
favorable
87.6
% [Insured] Went Without Coverage in Past Year 11.2
unfavorable
5.2
similar
10.7
% Difficulty Accessing Healthcare in Past Year (Composite) 45.4
unfavorable
37.3
similar
38.9
% Inconvenient Hrs Prevented Dr Visit in Past Year 15.1
similar
14.3
similar
15.8
% Cost Prevented Getting Prescription in Past Year 19.5
unfavorable
15.0
similar
15.9
% Cost Prevented Physician Visit in Past Year 18.9
unfavorable
14.0
unfavorable
7.0
% Difficulty Getting Appointment in Past Year 13.8
similar
16.5
similar
15.9
% Difficulty Finding Physician in Past Year 15.0
unfavorable
10.7
similar
15.3
% Transportation Hindered Dr Visit in Past Year 11.2
similar
7.7
unfavorable
2.9
% Skipped Prescription Doses to Save Costs 16.0
similar
14.8
similar
17.8
% Difficulty Getting Child's Healthcare in Past Year 14.0
unfavorable
1.9
unfavorable
2.9
% [Age 18+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 72.8
similar
76.3
unfavorable
95.0
similar
69.5
% [Age 18-64] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 70.5
similar
75.1
unfavorable
89.4
% [Age 65+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 77.0
similar
82.6
unfavorable
100.0
% Have Had Routine Checkup in Past Year 61.2
unfavorable
67.3
similar
66.1
% Child Has Had Checkup in Past Year 85.6
similar
87.0
favorable
66.1
% Two or More ER Visits in Past Year 5.1
similar
6.5
similar
7.5
% Rate Local Healthcare "Fair/Poor" 26.6
unfavorable
15.3
unfavorable
20.6
 
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Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Chronic Back Conditions VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [50+] Arthritis/Rheumatism 37.0
similar
35.4
similar
36.4
% [50+] Osteoporosis 17.2
unfavorable
11.4
unfavorable
5.3
similar
11.7
% [Women 18+] Have Had a Bone Density Scan 56.1
similar
47.0
% Sciatica/Chronic Back Pain 24.8
similar
21.5
similar
21.2
% Migraine/Severe Headaches 15.4
similar
16.9
similar
13.6
% Chronic Neck Pain 14.1
unfavorable
8.3
similar
12.8
 
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Cancer VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 153.0
similar
148.4
favorable
175.6
similar
160.6
favorable
171.6
Lung Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 41.3
unfavorable
39.1
favorable
49.5
favorable
45.5
Prostate Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 19.0
similar
18.7
favorable
22.6
favorable
21.2
Female Breast Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 22.2
unfavorable
19.9
similar
22.6
unfavorable
20.6
Colorectal Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 14.6
unfavorable
13.6
favorable
16.4
similar
14.5
% Skin Cancer 10.5
similar
8.1
similar
10.3
% Cancer (Other Than Skin) 6.6
similar
5.5
similar
5.7
% [Men 50+] Prostate Exam in Past 2 Years 69.6
similar
70.5
similar
77.3
% [Women 40+] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 68.8
similar
73.9
similar
74.8
similar
70.0
% [Women 50-74] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 72.6
similar
76.5
similar
79.9
unfavorable
81.1
% [Women 21-65] Pap Smear in Past 3 Years 65.9
unfavorable
81.9
unfavorable
84.7
unfavorable
93.0
unfavorable
79.9
% [Age 50+] Sigmoid/Colonoscopy Ever 64.4
similar
61.1
unfavorable
72.0
favorable
50.9
% [Age 50+] Blood Stool Test in Past 2 Years 37.4
favorable
16.7
favorable
28.3
unfavorable
46.8
% [Age 50-75] Colorectal Cancer Screening 64.1
unfavorable
70.5
favorable
50.5
 
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Chronic Kidney Disease VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Kidney Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 8.5
unfavorable
7.6
favorable
14.7
favorable
10.4
 
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Diabetes VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Diabetes Mellitus (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 11.7
favorable
16.6
favorable
21.7
favorable
19.6
similar
11.2
% Diabetes/High Blood Sugar 10.4
similar
9.0
similar
10.1
similar
8.1
 
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Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Alzheimer's Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 21.6
favorable
28.9
favorable
23.5
favorable
23.4
 
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Educational & Community-Based Programs VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Attended Health Event in Past Year 19.0
similar
22.2
favorable
13.0
 
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Family Planning VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% of Births to Unwed Mothers 45.8
similar
45.1
unfavorable
40.4
unfavorable
37.4
% Births to Teenagers 13.1
favorable
19.1
unfavorable
10.3
favorable
14.5
 
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General Health Status VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Physical Health 17.3
similar
15.8
similar
16.8
similar
13.1
% Activity Limitations 30.7
unfavorable
22.1
unfavorable
17.0
similar
27.2
 
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Hearing & Other Sensory or Communication Disorders VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Deafness/Trouble Hearing 13.4
similar
9.6
similar
12.5
 
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Heart Disease & Stroke VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Diseases of the Heart (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 151.3
similar
147.6
favorable
185.8
similar
152.7
favorable
189.2
Stroke (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 30.8
similar
30.7
favorable
40.6
favorable
33.8
favorable
56.8
% Heart Disease (Heart Attack, Angina, Coronary Disease) 6.5
similar
6.1
similar
7.1
% Stroke 3.1
similar
3.2
similar
2.7
similar
3.8
% Blood Pressure Checked in Past 2 Years 90.7
unfavorable
94.7
unfavorable
94.9
similar
92.1
% Told Have High Blood Pressure (Ever) 35.3
unfavorable
26.6
similar
34.3
unfavorable
26.9
unfavorable
27.2
% [HBP] Taking Action to Control High Blood Pressure 90.1
similar
89.1
similar
85.4
% Cholesterol Checked in Past 5 Years 88.8
favorable
74.0
similar
90.7
favorable
82.1
favorable
73.6
% Told Have High Cholesterol (Ever) 35.3
favorable
40.9
similar
31.4
unfavorable
13.5
unfavorable
21.6
% [HBC] Taking Action to Control High Blood Cholesterol 91.4
similar
89.1
favorable
73.9
% 1+ Cardiovascular Risk Factor 84.6
similar
86.3
similar
79.4
 
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Immunization & Infectious Diseases VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Pertussis per 100,000 7.1
unfavorable
5.3
unfavorable
4.5
favorable
37.6
Hepatitis C, non-A non-B Incidence per 100,000 0.0
favorable
0.1
favorable
0.2
favorable
0.0
% [Age 65+] Flu Shot in Past Year 61.9
similar
66.9
unfavorable
71.6
unfavorable
90.0
similar
62.5
% [High-Risk 18-64] Flu Shot in Past Year 41.0
similar
52.5
unfavorable
90.0
similar
35.3
% [Age 65+] Pneumonia Vaccine Ever 68.0
similar
71.7
similar
68.1
unfavorable
90.0
similar
67.4
% [High-Risk 18-64] Pneumonia Vaccine Ever 40.5
similar
32.0
unfavorable
60.0
similar
38.5
Tuberculosis Incidence per 100,000 0.8
favorable
3.8
favorable
3.9
favorable
1.0
favorable
1.3
% Ever Vaccinated for Hepatitis B 30.4
unfavorable
38.4
similar
29.2
 
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Injury & Violence Prevention VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Unintentional Injury (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 47.1
similar
45.6
unfavorable
38.7
unfavorable
36.0
favorable
54.0
Motor Vehicle Crashes (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 17.1
unfavorable
14.9
unfavorable
13.0
unfavorable
12.4
favorable
25.8
% "Always" Wear Seat Belt 84.0
similar
85.3
unfavorable
92.4
favorable
71.8
% Child [Age 0-17] "Always" Uses Seat Belt/Car Seat 97.3
favorable
91.6
% Child [Age 5-17] "Always" Wears Bicycle Helmet 42.1
similar
35.3
similar
49.0
% "Always" Wear a Bicycle Helmet 24.9
similar
32.7
Firearm-Related Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 20.3
unfavorable
14.0
unfavorable
10.2
unfavorable
9.2
favorable
21.7
% Firearm in Home 44.1
unfavorable
37.9
similar
47.2
% [Homes With Children] Firearm in Home 49.9
unfavorable
34.4
similar
40.0
% [Homes With Firearms] Weapon(s) Unlocked & Loaded 20.6
similar
16.9
similar
21.8
Homicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 3.5
favorable
7.2
favorable
5.8
favorable
5.5
favorable
4.8
Violent Crime per 100,000 327.7
favorable
399.7
favorable
431.4
favorable
382.0
% Victim of Violent Crime in Past 5 Years 2.4
similar
1.6
similar
3.2
% Ever Threatened With Violence by Intimate Partner 17.1
unfavorable
11.7
similar
16.0
% Victim of Domestic Violence (Ever) 19.8
unfavorable
13.5
similar
17.3
 
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Maternal, Infant & Child Health VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% No Prenatal Care in First Trimester 26.0
unfavorable
19.5
unfavorable
22.1
similar
24.7
% of Low Birthweight Births 6.8
favorable
11.2
favorable
8.2
favorable
7.8
similar
7.0
Infant Death Rate 5.9
similar
6.0
favorable
6.5
similar
6.0
favorable
7.2
 
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Mental Health & Mental Disorders VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Mental Health 11.3
similar
11.7
similar
9.8
% Major Depression 12.0
similar
11.7
similar
12.1
% Symptoms of Chronic Depression (2+ Years) 35.9
unfavorable
26.5
unfavorable
20.9
Suicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 27.4
unfavorable
15.8
unfavorable
11.6
unfavorable
10.2
unfavorable
24.4
% Have Ever Sought Help for Mental Health 29.2
similar
24.4
favorable
20.3
% [Those With Major Depression] Seeking Help 78.6
similar
82.0
similar
75.1
% Typical Day Is "Extremely/Very" Stressful 8.8
similar
11.5
similar
10.7
% Child [Age 5-17] Takes Prescription for ADD/ADHD 7.5
similar
6.5
similar
3.1
 
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Nutrition & Weight Status VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Eat 5+ Servings of Fruit or Vegetables per Day 47.5
similar
48.8
similar
48.1
% Medical Advice on Nutrition in Past Year 37.3
similar
41.9
similar
35.7
% Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) 33.4
similar
31.7
similar
33.9
similar
38.2
% Overweight 63.7
similar
64.9
similar
66.9
similar
59.0
% Obese 22.6
similar
25.2
favorable
28.5
favorable
30.6
similar
24.8
% [Overweights] Perceive Self "About the Right Weight" 43.0
% Medical Advice on Weight in Past Year 20.3
unfavorable
25.7
similar
20.9
% [Overweights] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 26.9
similar
30.9
similar
26.0
% [Obese Adults] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 44.6
similar
47.4
favorable
31.8
% [Overweights] Trying to Lose Weight Both Diet/Exercise 32.9
similar
38.6
similar
38.2
% Children [Age 5-17] Overweight 17.9
similar
30.7
% Children [Age 5-17] Obese 7.8
favorable
18.9
similar
14.6
 
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Oral Health VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 18+] Dental Visit in Past Year 60.4
unfavorable
69.5
unfavorable
66.9
favorable
49.0
similar
64.8
% Child [Age 2-17] Dental Visit in Past Year 84.1
similar
79.2
favorable
49.0
similar
88.8
% Have Dental Insurance 45.3
unfavorable
60.8
similar
45.9
 
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Physical Activity VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Employed] Job Entails Mostly Sitting/Standing 57.6
similar
63.2
similar
52.6
% No Leisure-Time Physical Activity 20.2
similar
20.8
favorable
28.7
favorable
32.6
similar
15.6
% Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines 52.9
similar
50.5
favorable
42.7
similar
48.9
% Moderate Physical Activity 34.8
favorable
23.9
similar
28.6
% Vigorous Physical Activity 36.1
favorable
30.1
similar
34.8
similar
37.0
% Medical Advice on Physical Activity in Past Year 44.7
similar
47.8
similar
43.6
% Child [Age 5-17] Watches TV 3+ Hours per Day 16.2
similar
19.7
% Child [Age 5-17] Uses Computer 3+ Hours per Day 10.3
similar
9.9
% Child [Age 5-17] 3+ Hours per Day of Total Screen Time 39.1
similar
43.4
 
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Respiratory Diseases VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
CLRD (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 41.3
similar
40.8
similar
42.4
favorable
44.1
Pneumonia/Influenza (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 17.7
unfavorable
14.5
unfavorable
16.4
favorable
26.5
% Nasal/Hay Fever Allergies 38.5
unfavorable
27.3
similar
35.3
% Sinusitis 16.1
similar
19.4
similar
14.8
% Chronic Lung Disease 8.7
similar
8.4
similar
8.5
% [Adult] Currently Has Asthma 8.4
similar
10.3
similar
7.5
similar
6.4
% [Child 0-17] Currently Has Asthma 11.0
similar
6.8
similar
5.7
 
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Gonorrhea Incidence per 100,000 12.6
favorable
76.0
favorable
116.1
unfavorable
8.8
Primary & Secondary Syphilis Incidence per 100,000 0.5
favorable
4.3
favorable
3.8
unfavorable
0.2
Chlamydia Incidence per 100,000 151.9
favorable
386.0
favorable
370.0
unfavorable
97.7
Hepatitis B Incidence per 100,000 1.1
favorable
2.6
favorable
1.3
favorable
2.6
% [Unmarried 18-64] 3+ Sexual Partners in Past Year 7.8
similar
7.1
similar
7.2
% [Unmarried 18-64] Using Condoms 26.9
similar
18.9
similar
22.4
 
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Substance Abuse VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Cirrhosis/Liver Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 13.9
unfavorable
11.9
unfavorable
9.2
unfavorable
8.2
similar
13.6
% Current Drinker 52.5
similar
51.7
favorable
58.8
similar
55.8
% Chronic Drinker (Average 2+ Drinks/Day) 6.8
similar
5.5
similar
5.6
similar
7.0
% Binge Drinker (Single Occasion - 5+ Drinks Men, 4+ Women) 11.2
similar
14.0
favorable
16.7
favorable
24.3
similar
14.5
% Drinking & Driving in Past Month 1.3
favorable
3.5
similar
2.0
% Driving Drunk or Riding with Drunk Driver 3.0
favorable
5.5
similar
4.2
Drug-Induced Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 20.2
unfavorable
15.2
unfavorable
12.6
unfavorable
11.3
unfavorable
11.4
% Illicit Drug Use in Past Month 1.4
similar
1.7
favorable
7.1
similar
0.8
% Ever Sought Help for Alcohol or Drug Problem 6.1
similar
3.9
similar
5.7
 
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Tobacco Use VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Current Smoker 16.6
similar
15.1
similar
16.6
unfavorable
12.0
similar
20.9
% Someone Smokes at Home 14.5
similar
13.6
similar
12.3
% [Non-Smokers] Someone Smokes in the Home 5.2
similar
5.7
% [Household With Children] Someone Smokes in the Home 12.3
similar
12.1
similar
10.2
% [Smokers] Received Advice to Quit Smoking 66.2
similar
63.7
similar
53.4
% [Smokers] Have Quit Smoking 1+ Days in Past Year 35.9
unfavorable
56.2
unfavorable
80.0
similar
44.3
% Smoke Cigars 3.1
similar
4.2
unfavorable
0.2
similar
3.8
% Use Smokeless Tobacco 2.2
similar
2.8
unfavorable
0.3
similar
2.1
 
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Vision VVMC Service Area vs. AZ vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Blindness/Trouble Seeing 8.8
similar
6.9
similar
9.2
% Eye Exam in Past 2 Years 59.1
similar
57.5
similar
58.7
 
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