NationalResidents of Rural Areas Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQR quality measures specific to Residents of Rural Areas are compared to achievable benchmarks, which are derived from the top-performing States. Better performance of a State can mean higher or lower values of a measure, depending on the desired outcome. For example, low values are desirable for measures such as infant mortality, whereas high values are desirable for measures such as preventative screening. The categories of achievement have been standardized across the measure definitions so that:

 
Far away from benchmark - the value for a measure has not achieved 50% of the benchmark.
 
Close to benchmark - the value for a measure is between 50% and 90% of a benchmark (i.e., worse than the benchmark but has achieved at least half of the benchmark but not as much as 90% of a benchmark).
 
Achieved benchmark or better - the the value for a measure is no worse than 90% of the benchmark value, the measure has achieved the benchmark. This category also includes the case in which the measure’s value is equal to or better than the benchmark.
Measures That Achieved Benchmark or Better
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adolescents females ages 16-17 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years Nonmetro 85.4 47.8 Achieved: 79% better
Adolescents females ages 13-15 who received 1 or more doses of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) since the age of ten years Nonmetro 80.1 63.4 Achieved: 26% better
Persons aged 16 to 17 years who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine Nonmetro 65.2 59.9 Achieved: 9% better
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months Nonmetro 27.2 26.0 Achieved: 5% better
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted deliveries Noncore 113.0 113.7 Achieved: 1% better
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries Micropolitan 114.5 113.7 1%
Women with clinical Stage I-IIb breast cancer who received axillary node dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) at the time of surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy) Noncore 95.0 97.0 2%
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined Micropolitan 87.2 89.3 2%
Women with clinical Stage I-IIb breast cancer who received axillary node dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) at the time of surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy) Micropolitan 94.4 97.0 3%
Patients with colon cancer who received surgical resection of colon cancer that included at least 12 lymph nodes pathologically examined Noncore 86.6 89.3 3%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Micropolitan 17.7 17.0 4%
Obstetric trauma per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance Noncore 17.9 17.0 5%
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis Micropolitan 90.0 95.2 5%
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis Noncore 89.1 95.2 6%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Noncore 66.0 71.2 7%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Micropolitan (nonmetro) 65.5 72.5 10%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), age 40 and over Noncore 14.0 12.7 10%
Adults age 65 and over who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Noncore (nonmetro) 64.4 72.5 11%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year Nonmetro 67.8 76.9 12%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Micropolitan (nonmetro) 67.7 77.1 12%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight less than 1,500 grams Micropolitan (nonmetro) 216.7 192.2 13%
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, age 18 and over Micropolitan 13.4 11.8 14%
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Micropolitan (nonmetro) 77.5 89.8 14%
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Noncore (nonmetro) 77.5 89.8 14%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight less than 1,500 grams Noncore (non-metro) 218.7 192.2 14%
Adults age 65 and over who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Noncore (nonmetro) 66.3 77.1 14%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received at least two hemoglobin A1c measurements in the calendar year Micropolitan 65.3 76.9 15%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Noncore 71.9 84.7 15%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), age 18 and over Micropolitan 47.5 41.1 16%
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for illicit drug use and who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months Micropolitan 21.7 26.0 17%
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Micropolitan (nonmetro) 68.2 82.6 17%
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions of length 4 or more days, adults Noncore 13.9 11.8 18%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Nonmetro 57.8 71.2 19%
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Noncore (nonmetro) 67.0 82.6 19%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) Noncore 49.0 41.1 19%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Nonmetro 67.4 84.7 20%
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Micropolitan (nonmetro) 68.8 87.9 22%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Nonmetro 64.8 82.8 22%
Adolescents females ages 13-15 who received 3 or more doses human papillomavirus vaccine Nonmetro 23.3 29.8 22%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Micropolitan 64.6 82.8 22%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a dilated eye examination in the calendar year Noncore 63.0 82.8 24%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who had their feet checked for sores or irritation in the calendar year Micropolitan 64.3 84.7 24%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Noncore (nonmetro) 27.9 37.0 25%
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Micropolitan 16.6 13.3 25%
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year Micropolitan 21.1 16.9 25%
Breast cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year Noncore 21.3 16.9 26%
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Noncore (nonmetro) 64.5 87.9 27%
Colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Noncore 16.9 13.3 27%
Adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a flu vaccination in the calendar year Micropolitan 51.7 71.2 27%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with pneumonia, age 18 and over Micropolitan 24.4 19.1 28%
Adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who ever received pneumococcal vaccination Micropolitan (nonmetro) 26.4 37.0 29%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions per 100,000 population, age 6-17 Noncore 66.2 51.5 29%
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days, age 18 and over Micropolitan 1.43 1.10 30%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with congestive heart failure (CHF), age 18 and over Micropolitan 20.6 15.7 31%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, age 40 and over Micropolitan 16.6 12.7 31%
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for alcohol problem who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months Nonmetro 9.00 13.2 32%
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population Noncore 1.20 0.90 33%
Persons aged 13 to 15 years who received 1 or more doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine Nonmetro 60.7 94.0 35%
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, ages 2-17 Noncore 58.1 42.7 36%
Adolescent ages 16-17 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Nonmetro 24.0 37.7 36%
Adolescent aged 13-15 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Nonmetro 16.1 27.2 41%
People age 12 and over who needed treatment for alcohol problem who received such treatment at a specialty facility in the last 12 months Micropolitan 7.60 13.2 43%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with coronary artery bypass graft, age 40 and over Micropolitan 20.5 13.7 49%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with congestive heart failure Noncore 23.6 15.7 50%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Micropolitan 50.8 33.2 53%
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with pneumonia Noncore 29.5 19.1 55%
Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year Noncore 51.6 33.2 55%
HIV infection deaths per 100,000 population Micropolitan 1.40 0.90 56%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions per 100,000 population, age 6-17 Micropolitan 80.2 51.5 56%
Birth trauma - injury to newborn per 1,000 live births Micropolitan 2.00 1.27 57%
Admissions with diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, ages 6-17 Micropolitan 25.7 16.2 59%
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with coronary artery bypass surgery, age 40 and over Noncore 22.0 13.7 61%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weights 1,500-2,499 grams Micropolitan (nonmetro) 15.9 9.88 61%
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, ages 6-17 Noncore 26.2 16.2 62%
Hospital admissions for long-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults Noncore 95.0 58.3 63%
Reclosure of postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence per 1,000 abdominopelvic-surgery admissions of length 2 or more days, adults Noncore 1.84 1.10 68%
Birth trauma - injury to neonate per 1,000 selected live births Noncore 2.20 1.27 73%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 709.5 401.3 77%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weights 1,500-2,499 grams Noncore (non-metro) 17.5 9.88 77%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight 2,500 grams or more Micropolitan (nonmetro) 2.70 1.52 78%
Hospital admissions for congestive heart failure per 100,000 population Noncore 329.5 181.7 81%
Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, age 18 to 39 Noncore 42.2 23.1 82%
Admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 391.7 211.9 85%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, ages 2-17 Micropolitan 79.0 42.7 85%
Admissions with diabetes with long-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 108.2 58.3 86%
Admissions for angina without cardiac procedure per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 15.5 8.15 90%
Hospital admissions for short-term complications of diabetes per 100,000 population, adults Noncore 86.7 44.7 94%
Admissions for congestive heart failure (CHF) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 357.3 181.7 97%
Admissions for asthma per 100,000 population, age 18 to 39 Micropolitan 45.5 23.1 97%
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births, birth weight 2,500 grams or more Noncore (non-metro) 3.00 1.52 97%
Avoidable admissions for angina per 100,000 population age 18 and over Noncore 16.2 8.15 99%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Noncore 806.1 401.3 101%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions per 100,000 population, age 6-17 Micropolitan 47.5 23.0 106%
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 1,000 population age 18 and over with diabetes, HCUP data Noncore 16.5 7.71 115%
Admissions with diabetes with short-term complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 96.0 44.7 115%
People who needed to see a doctor but could not because of cost in the past 12 months Non-MSA 15.8 7.34 115%
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population Micropolitan 19.4 8.96 117%
Avoidable admissions for bacterial pneumonia per 100,000 population age 18 and over Noncore 464.0 211.9 119%
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions per 100,000 population, age 6-17 Noncore 51.6 23.0 124%
Avoidable admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma per 100,000 population age 40 and over Noncore 585.2 254.6 130%
Admissions with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma per 100,000 population, age 40 and over Micropolitan 586.5 254.6 130%
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population Noncore 21.4 8.96 139%
Hospital admissions for lower extremity amputations per 1,000 population age 18 and over with diabetes Micropolitan 18.9 7.71 145%
Avoidable admissions for hypertension per 100,000 population age 18 and over Noncore 44.8 17.6 154%
Hospital admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, adults Noncore 0.85 0.31 170%
Admissions with hypertension per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 52.8 17.6 199%
Admissions with iatrogenic pneumothorax per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 0.95 0.31 202%
Hospital admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, adults, HCUP data Noncore 15.2 4.35 249%
Admissions for uncontrolled diabetes without complications per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 15.7 4.35 262%
Hospital admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population age 65 and over Noncore 134.4 26.3 411%
Admissions for immunization-preventable influenza per 100,000 population, age 65 and over Micropolitan 137.8 26.3 424%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Population Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year Micropolitan 26.4
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year Noncore 33.3
People with a specific source of ongoing care Micropolitan (nonmetro) 87.6
People with a specific source of ongoing care Noncore (nonmetro) 88.5
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment Nonmetro 4.10
Children who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist Nonmetro 9.40
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment Nonmetro 8.10
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment Micropolitan 8.10
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment Noncore 8.10
Children who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as needed Nonmetro 3.50
People under age 65 with health insurance Micropolitan (nonmetro) 81.8
People under age 65 with health insurance Noncore (nonmetro) 79.2
Admissions with central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges of length 2 or more days, age 18 and over or obstetric admissions Micropolitan 0.61
Admissions with central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges of length 2 or more days, age 18 and over or obstetric admissions Noncore 0.59
Emergency department visits for congestive heart failure (CHF) per 100,000 population (including inpatient admissions), age 18 and over Micropolitan 405.6
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department encounters for congestive heart failure Noncore 411.7
Adults age 65 and over who received in the calendar year at least 1 of 33 potentially inappropriate prescription medications for older adults Nonmetro 11.5
Adults age 65 and over who received in the calendar year at least 1 of 33 potentially inappropriate prescription medications for older adults Micropolitan 12.2
Adults age 65 and over who received in the calendar year at least 1 of 33 potentially inappropriate prescription medications for older adults Noncore 10.4
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, age 18 and over Micropolitan 373.7
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, adults Noncore 382.5
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation per 1,000 surgical admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 2.43
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation per 1,000 surgical hospital discharges, adults Noncore 2.53
Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 7.27
Postoperative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1,000 surgical hospital discharges, adults Noncore 6.86
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 1.28
Postoperative physiologic and metabolic derangements per 1,000 elective surgical hospital discharges, adults Noncore 1.39
Postoperative hip fracture per 1,000 surgical admissions who were not susceptible to falling, age 18 and over Micropolitan 0.14
Postoperative hip fracture per 1,000 surgical admissions who were not susceptible to falling, adults Noncore 0.13
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, ages 1-17 Micropolitan 363.4
Hospital admissions for perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, children Noncore 392.7
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 5.91
Postoperative respiratory failure per 1,000 elective surgical hospital discharges, adults Noncore 6.16
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully Nonmetro 2.90
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully Micropolitan 3.50
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, age 18 and over Micropolitan 22.9
Deaths per 1,000 adult hospital admissions with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair Noncore 27.8
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them Nonmetro 7.00
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them Micropolitan 7.10
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them Noncore 7.00
Admissions for urinary tract infection (UTI) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 191.6
Admissions for urinary tract infection (UTI) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Noncore 213.2
Admissions for urinary tract infection (UTI) per 100,000 population, ages 3 months to 17 years Micropolitan 30.4
Admissions for urinary tract infection (UTI) per 100,000 population, ages 3 months to 17 years Noncore 32.0
Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis per 100,000 population, ages 3 months to 17 years Micropolitan 55.8
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand Nonmetro 5.60
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand Micropolitan 6.00
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand Noncore 4.60
Rate of emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis of mental health ONLY, per 100,000 population Micropolitan 1339.0
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to mental health only per 100,000 population Noncore 1164.0
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age 18 and over Micropolitan 3.21
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, adults Noncore 2.95
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they or their parents could understand Nonmetro 3.10
Rate of emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis of substance abuse ONLY, per 100,000 population Micropolitan 419.4
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to substance abuse only, per 100,000 population Noncore 384.7
Rate of emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis of co-occurring of mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, per 100,000 population Micropolitan 33.9
Emergency department visits with a principal diagnosis related to co-occurring of mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, per 100,000 population Noncore 28.8
Admissions with accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, age less than 18 years Micropolitan 0.82
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical admissions, children Noncore 0.70
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say Nonmetro 5.90
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say Micropolitan 6.10
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say Noncore 5.60
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they or their parents had to say Nonmetro 2.80
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they or their parents had to say Micropolitan 2.90
Emergency department visits for asthma per 100,000 population (including inpatient admissions), age 18-39 Micropolitan 617.4
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, adults Noncore 564.1
Emergency department visits for asthma per 100,000 population (including inpatient admissions), ages 2-17 Micropolitan 760.7
Potentially avoidable emergency department encounters for asthma, children ages 2-17 Noncore 764.2
Children ages 2-19 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-MSA 73.1
Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis per 100,000 population, ages 3 months to 17 years Noncore 57.9
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions Micropolitan 115.2
Deaths per 1,000 elective-surgery admissions having developed specified complications of care during hospitalization, ages 18-89 or obstetric admissions Noncore 113.6
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them Nonmetro 9.00
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them Micropolitan 9.20
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them Noncore 8.60
Children ages 2-9 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-MSA 86.5
Children ages 10-19 who visited emergency department for asthma Non-MSA 62.6
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low-mortality, age 18 and over or obstetric admissions Micropolitan 0.35
Deaths per 1,000 hospital admissions with expected low-mortality Noncore 0.44
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them Nonmetro 3.80
Children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them Micropolitan 4.70
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months Nonmetro 13.2
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months Micropolitan 13.1
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months Noncore 13.2
Admissions for dehydration per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 126.1
Admissions for dehydration per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Noncore 129.0
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) for children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months Nonmetro 4.90
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 to 10 (best grade) for children who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months Micropolitan 5.10
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions, excluding COPD, per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Micropolitan 674.2
Potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions, excluding COPD, per 100,000 population, age 18 and over Noncore 613.3
Adults with limited English proficiency and usual source of care (USC) by whether the USC had language assistance Nonmetro 91.4
Adults with limited English proficiency who had a usual source of care Nonmetro 56.2
Adults age 65 and over who received in the calendar year at least 1 of 11 prescription medications that should be avoided in older adults Nonmetro 2.70
Adults age 65 and over who received in the calendar year at least 1 of 11 prescription medications that should be avoided in older adults Micropolitan 3.40
Adults who had any appointments for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment for routine care as soon as needed Nonmetro 13.5
Adults who had any appointments for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment for routine care as soon as needed Micropolitan 14.0
Adults who had any appointments for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment for routine care as soon as needed Noncore 12.4
Children who had any appointments for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment for routine care as soon as needed Nonmetro 4.10
Children who had any appointments for routine health care in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointment for routine care as soon as needed Micropolitan 4.00
People under age 65 with any private health insurance Micropolitan (nonmetro) 56.2
People under age 65 with any private health insurance Noncore (nonmetro) 53.9
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance Micropolitan (nonmetro) 56.6
Adults age 65 and over with any private health insurance Noncore (nonmetro) 50.2
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year Nonmetro 16.7
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year Micropolitan 14.6
People under age 65 who were uninsured all year Noncore 21.1
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year Nonmetro 28.7
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care Micropolitan (nonmetro) 92.2
People in fair or poor health with a specific source of ongoing care Noncore (nonmetro) 92.1
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist Nonmetro 14.5
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist Micropolitan 14.8
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist Noncore 13.7
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as needed Nonmetro 13.0
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as needed Micropolitan 12.4
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as needed Noncore 14.1
Males age 75 and over who reported having a prostate-specific antigen test or a digital rectal exam within the last 12 months Non-MSA 71.5
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should have Nonmetro 30.7
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should have Micropolitan 32.0
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about the amount and kind of exercise, sports, or physically active hobbies they should have Noncore 28.4
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods Nonmetro 45.0
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods Micropolitan 45.6
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional about eating fewer high-fat or high-cholesterol foods Noncore 43.9
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about eating healthy Nonmetro 45.4
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about eating healthy Micropolitan 45.3
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about eating healthy Noncore 45.7
Adolescents females ages 16-17 who received 3 or more doses human papillomavirus vaccine Nonmetro 38.7
Adolescent males ages 13-15 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Nonmetro 8.90
Adolescent males ages 16-17 years who received 3 or more doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Nonmetro 10.6
Children ages 3-6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider Nonmetro 66.8
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Nonmetro 69.2
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Micropolitan 69.2
Adults with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Noncore 69.3
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within the past 2 years Nonmetro 88.8
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within the past 2 years Micropolitan 88.8
Children who had their height and weight measured by a health provider within the past 2 years Noncore 88.8
Children ages 12-17 with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Nonmetro 34.3
Children ages 12-17 with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Micropolitan 35.8
Children ages 12-17 with a major depressive episode in the last 12 months who received treatment for depression in the last 12 months Noncore 32.1
Children ages 2 -17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year Nonmetro 49.9
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year Micropolitan 53.5
Children ages 2-17 who had a dental visit in the calendar year Noncore 43.0
Children ages 3-6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider Noncore 54.9
Children ages 3-6 who ever had their vision checked by a health provider Micropolitan 74.6
Children for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about how smoking in the house can be bad for a child Nonmetro 38.0
Children for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about how smoking in the house can be bad for a child Micropolitan 39.2
Children for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about how smoking in the house can be bad for a child Noncore 35.5
Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms Micropolitan (nonmetro) 73.5
Adults with chronic joint symptoms who have ever seen a doctor or other health professional for joint symptoms Noncore (nonmetro) 72.7
Children 0-40 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a child safety seat while riding in the car Nonmetro 63.6
Children 0-40 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a child safety seat while riding in the car Micropolitan 68.1
Children 0-40 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a child safety seat while riding in the car Noncore 55.2
Children 41-80 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a booster seat when riding in the car Nonmetro 31.1
Children 41-80 lb for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a booster seat when riding in the car Micropolitan 32.6
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high Micropolitan (nonmetro) 89.3
Adults who received a blood pressure measurement in the last 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure was normal or high Noncore (nonmetro) 90.6
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle Nonmetro 23.4
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle Micropolitan 23.3
Children ages 2-17 for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a helmet when riding a bicycle or motorcycle Noncore 23.7
Children 41-80 lb for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using a booster seat when riding in the car Noncore 28.4
Children over 80 lbs for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using lap or shoulder belts when riding in a car Nonmetro 18.4
Children over 80 lb for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using lap or shoulder belts when riding in a car Micropolitan 18.0
Children over 80 lb for whom a health provider gave advice within the past 2 years about using lap or shoulder belts when riding in a car Noncore 19.2
Persons with current asthma who received written asthma management plans from their healthcare provider Micropolitan (nonmetro) 35.4
Persons with current asthma who received written asthma management plans from their healthcare provider Noncore (nonmetro) 33.9
Persons with current asthma who received education about appropriate response to an asthma episode Micropolitan (nonmetro) 64.1
Persons with current asthma who received education about appropriate response to an asthma episode Noncore (non-metro) 64.1
Children ages 10-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months Nonmetro 66.7
Persons with current asthma who were advised to change things to reduce exposure to irritants Micropolitan (nonmetro) 43.8
Persons with current asthma who were advised to change things to reduce exposure to irritants Noncore (non-metro) 46.1
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams) Micropolitan (nonmetro) 8.10
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 2,500 g) Noncore (non-metro) 8.00
Children ages 0-17 who had a wellness checkup in the last 12 months Micropolitan (nonmetro) 78.1
Children ages 0-17 with wellness checkup in the past 12 months Noncore (nonmetro) 74.6
Live-born infants with very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams) Micropolitan (nonmetro) 1.40
Live-born infants with low birth weight (less than 1,500 g) Noncore (non-metro) 1.40
Women who completed a pregnancy in the last 12 months who received early and adequate prenatal care Micropolitan (nonmetro) 74.8
Women who completed a pregnancy in the last 12 months who received early and adequate prenatal care Noncore (non-metro) 72.3
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births Micropolitan 16.0
Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births Noncore 13.0
Adult current smokers with a checkup in the last 12 months who received advice to quit smoking Nonmetro 65.6
Adult current smokers with a checkup in the last 12 months who received advice to quit smoking Micropolitan 64.6
Adult current smokers with a checkup in the last 12 months who received advice to quit smoking Noncore 65.5
People under age 65 whose family's health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income Nonmetro 17.7
People under age 65 whose family's health insurance premium and out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income Micropolitan 17.7
People under age 65 whose family's health insurance premium and out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income Noncore 17.5
People under age 65 with private insurance whose family's out-of-pocket medical expenditures were more than 10% of total family income Nonmetro 2.90
Doctor's office, emergency department, and outpatient department visits where antibiotics were prescribed for a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population Non-MSA 190.9
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional to exercise more Nonmetro 61.3
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional to exercise more Micropolitan 62.0
Adults with obesity who ever received advice from a health professional to exercise more Noncore 59.8
Adults with obesity who do not now spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least five times a week Nonmetro 59.3
Adults with obesity who do not now spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least five times a week Micropolitan 58.9
Adults with obesity who do not now spend half an hour or more in moderate or vigorous physical activity at least five times a week Noncore 60.1