2015 America’s Health Rankings: How healthy is Illinois?

2015 Illinois Overall Rank: 28

(In 2014, Illinois ranked 30.)

Strengths

  • Low rate of drug deaths
  • High immunization among adolescent females for HPV
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians

Challenges

  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High levels of air pollution
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations

Highlights

  • In the past year, HPV immunization among females aged 13 to 17 years increased 41% from 33.8% to 47.7%.
  • In the past 2 years, children in poverty increased 11% from 18.5% to 20.5% of children.
  • In the past 10 years, premature death decreased 13% from 7,573 to 6,555 years lost per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 10 years, violent crime decreased 30% from 543 to 380 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased 48% from 11.9 to 6.2 deaths per 1,000 live births.

 

To see how all states rank this year and to view the full report, visit www.americashealthrankings.org.

View Illinois Health Rankings Summary Report

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