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Closer Look at Ellis County’s Health Ranking

With the release of the 2013 County Health Rankings, Kansas counties can see how they compare with their neighbors so they can identify where they do well and

State Health Rankings 2013 Click on the photo for a closer look

State Health Rankings 2013 Click on the photo for a closer look

where they can improve.

According to the 2013 Rankings, the five healthiest counties in Kansas, starting with most healthy, areJohnson, Riley, Stevens, Pottawatomie and Ellis. The five counties in the poorest health, starting with least healthy, are Woodson, Elk, Chautauqua, Wyandotte and Cherokee. Four of the five least-healthy counties are located in Southeast Kansas. Greeley, Wallace and Stanton counties are not ranked because of insufficient data.

 

Ellis
County
Error
Margin
Kansas National
Benchmark*
Trend Rank
(of 102)
Health Outcomes 5
Mortality 7
Premature death 5,569 4,646-6,492 6,871 5,317
Morbidity 17
Poor or fair health 9% 7-12% 13% 10%
Poor physical health days 2.7 1.9-3.5 3.0 2.6
Poor mental health days 2.0 1.6-2.5 2.9 2.3
Low birthweight 6.1% 5.2-7.0% 7.2% 6.0%
Health Factors 19
Health Behaviors 43
Adult smoking
18%
14-23% 18% 13%
Adult obesity
31%
27-36% 30% 25%
Physical inactivity 25% 20-29% 24% 21%
Excessive drinking
23%
18-28% 15% 7%
Motor vehicle crash death rate 15 10-21 16 10
Sexually transmitted infections 373 337 92
Teen birth rate 25 22-28 41 21
Clinical Care 17
Uninsured 14% 12-17% 16% 11%
Primary care physicians** 1,497:1 1,411:1 1,067:1
Dentists** 1,474:1 2,066:1 1,516:1
Preventable hospital stays 77 69-86 67 47
Diabetic screening 78% 68-88% 86% 90%
Mammography screening 77% 66-88% 66% 73%
Social & Economic Factors 13
High school graduation** 87% 81%
Some college 72% 64-80% 67% 70%
Unemployment 3.4% 6.7% 5.0%
Children in poverty 16% 12-19% 19% 14%
Inadequate social support 15% 12-19% 16% 14%
Children in single-parent households 20% 14-27% 28% 20%
Violent crime rate 269 395 66
Physical Environment 64
Daily fine particulate matter 10.6 10.5-10.7 9.7 8.8
Drinking water safety 0% 5% 0%
Access to recreational facilities 11 8 16
Limited access to healthy foods** 6% 8% 1%
Fast food restaurants 52% 48% 27%
2013
* 90th percentile, i.e., only 10% are better.
** Data should not be compared with prior years due to changes in definition.
Note: Blank values reflect unreliable or missing data
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  • Blind r

    Does this make sense to anyone other than medicos