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 Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 18-64] Lack Health Insurance 22.0
similar
22.6
unfavorable
14.9
unfavorable
0.0
% [65+] With Medicare Supplement Insurance 76.8
similar
75.5
% [Insured] Insurance Covers Prescriptions 85.1
unfavorable
93.9
% [Insured] Went Without Coverage in Past Year 8.3
unfavorable
4.8
% Difficulty Accessing Healthcare in Past Year (Composite) 36.8
similar
37.3
% Inconvenient Hrs Prevented Dr Visit in Past Year 6.9
unfavorable
14.3
% Cost Prevented Getting Prescription in Past Year 13.9
similar
15.0
% Cost Prevented Physician Visit in Past Year 20.3
unfavorable
14.0
% Difficulty Getting Appointment in Past Year 13.3
similar
16.5
% Difficulty Finding Physician in Past Year 6.5
favorable
10.7
% Transportation Hindered Dr Visit in Past Year 3.2
favorable
7.7
% Skipped Prescription Doses to Save Costs 11.7
similar
14.8
% Difficulty Getting Child's Healthcare in Past Year 3.4
similar
1.9
% [Age 18+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 79.7
similar
76.3
% [Age 18-64] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 78.6
similar
75.1
unfavorable
89.4
% [Age 65+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 81.4
similar
82.6
unfavorable
100.0
% Have Had Routine Checkup in Past Year 58.6
unfavorable
67.3
% Child Has Had Checkup in Past Year 71.5
unfavorable
87.0
Population Per Primary Care Provider (2008)
favorable
813.0
% Two or More ER Visits in Past Year 5.4
similar
6.5
% Rate Local Healthcare "Fair/Poor" 15.6
similar
15.3
 
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Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Chronic Back Conditions Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% Arthritis/Rheumatism 18.2
favorable
27.5
% Osteoporosis 3.4
% [50+] Arthritis/Rheumatism 32.5
similar
35.4
% [50+] Osteoporosis 6.8
favorable
27.6
similar
5.3
% Sciatica/Chronic Back Pain 18.9
similar
21.5
% Migraine/Severe Headaches 13.5
similar
16.9
% Chronic Neck Pain 12.2
unfavorable
8.3
 
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Cancer Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 156.1
favorable
185.8
favorable
189.5
similar
160.6
Lung Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 33.2
favorable
50.7
favorable
51.6
favorable
45.5
Prostate Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 17.1
favorable
27.5
favorable
23.9
favorable
21.2
Female Breast Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 17.7
favorable
20.6
favorable
23.5
favorable
20.6
Colorectal Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 13.9
favorable
16.9
favorable
17.2
similar
14.5
% Skin Cancer 6.3
similar
8.1
% Cancer (Other Than Skin) 5.0
similar
5.5
% [Men 50+] Prostate Exam in Past 2 Years 73.8
similar
70.5
% [Women 50-74] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 74.2
similar
70.9
similar
79.9
unfavorable
81.1
% [Women 21-65] Pap Smear in Past 3 Years 88.7
favorable
78.3
similar
84.7
unfavorable
93.0
% [Age 50+] Sigmoid/Colonoscopy Ever 65.0
similar
61.0
unfavorable
72.0
% [Age 50+] Blood Stool Test in Past 2 Years 22.8
favorable
14.6
unfavorable
28.3
% [Age 50-75] Colorectal Cancer Screening 61.8
unfavorable
70.5
 
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Chronic Kidney Disease Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
Kidney Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 7.2
favorable
10.7
favorable
14.1
 
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Diabetes Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
Diabetes Mellitus (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 17.1
favorable
23.8
favorable
24.5
favorable
19.6
% Diabetes/High Blood Sugar 4.1
favorable
7.0
favorable
10.1
% [Diabetics] Taking Insulin/Medication 92.3
favorable
77.7
 
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Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
Alzheimer's Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 16.2
favorable
22.7
favorable
20.7
 
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Educational & Community-Based Programs Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% Attended Health Event in Past Year 23.1
similar
22.2
 
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Environmental Health Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% Use a Wood-Burning Stove to Heat the Home 30.3
% Stove Has a Catalytic Convertor [Among Stove Owners] 42.7
# of Days w/PM2.5 Levels Over National Standard
 
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Family Planning Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% Births to Teenagers 7.2
favorable
13.1
 
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General Health Status Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% "Fair/Poor" Physical Health 14.1
similar
15.0
similar
16.8
% Activity Limitations 20.2
favorable
24.0
similar
17.0
 
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Hearing & Other Sensory or Communication Disorders Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% Deafness/Trouble Hearing 12.3
similar
9.6
 
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Heart Disease & Stroke Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
Diseases of the Heart (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 153.1
favorable
185.5
favorable
228.2
similar
152.7
% Heart Attack 3.5
similar
4.5
Stroke (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 49.4
similar
51.8
favorable
52.1
unfavorable
33.8
% Angina/Coronary Heart Disease 3.3
similar
3.7
% Heart Disease (Heart Attack, Angina, Coronary Disease) 4.9
similar
6.1
% Stroke 1.9
similar
2.7
similar
2.7
% Blood Pressure Checked in Past 2 Years 88.2
unfavorable
94.7
unfavorable
94.9
% Told Have High Blood Pressure (Ever) 24.4
similar
27.7
favorable
34.3
similar
26.9
% [HBP] Taking Action to Control High Blood Pressure 93.9
similar
89.1
% Cholesterol Checked in Past 5 Years 80.4
favorable
72.0
unfavorable
90.7
similar
82.1
% Told Have High Cholesterol (Ever) 25.6
favorable
36.5
favorable
31.4
unfavorable
13.5
% [HBC] Taking Action to Control High Blood Cholesterol 85.7
similar
89.1
% 1+ Cardiovascular Risk Factor 66.8
favorable
86.3
 
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HIV Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 18-64] Ever Tested for HIV 45.1
unfavorable
55.5
% [Age 18-44] HIV Test in the Past Year 14.1
similar
19.9
similar
16.9
 
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Immunization & Infectious Diseases Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% Children (19-35 Mos) Immunized Appropriately (4:3:1) 75.0
% Feel Childhood Vaccines Extremely Important [Parents of Child 7-17] 79.9
% Have Refused Child's Vaccination [Parents of Child 7-17] 17.1
% Child Vaccinated Only Because of the Law [Parents of Child 7-17] 5.3
% Would Want All Immunizations for a Newborn [Parents of Child 7-17] 90.3
% Feel Immunizations Are Extremely Safe [Parents of Child 7-17] 43.3
Measles per 100,000 0.0
favorable
0.0
similar
0.0
Mumps per 100,000 0.0
similar
0.0
favorable
0.9
Rubella per 100,000 0.0
favorable
0.0
similar
0.0
Pertussis per 100,000 4.2
similar
4.4
Tuberculosis Incidence per 100,000 1.5
unfavorable
1.0
favorable
4.4
unfavorable
1.0
% [Age 18-64 Unmarried] 3+ Sexual Partners in Past Year 8.5
similar
7.1
 
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Injury & Violence Prevention Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
Unintentional Injury (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 44.6
favorable
54.3
unfavorable
37.5
unfavorable
36.0
Motor Vehicle Crashes (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 22.0
favorable
24.7
unfavorable
14.3
unfavorable
12.4
% "Always" Wear Seat Belt 79.1
unfavorable
85.3
unfavorable
92.4
% Child [Age 0-17] "Always" Uses Seat Belt/Car Seat 93.3
similar
91.6
% Child [Age 5-17] "Always" Wears Bicycle Helmet 32.4
similar
35.3
Firearm-Related Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 15.5
unfavorable
14.7
unfavorable
10.3
unfavorable
9.2
% Firearm in Home 71.5
unfavorable
37.9
% [Homes With Children] Firearm in Home 73.6
unfavorable
34.4
% [Homes With Firearms] Weapon(s) Unlocked & Loaded 15.8
similar
16.9
Homicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 1.8
favorable
3.4
favorable
6.2
favorable
5.5
Violent Crime per 100,000 199.8
favorable
256.1
favorable
450.3
% Victim of Violent Crime in Past 5 Years 1.3
similar
1.6
Domestic Violence Offenses per 100,000 317.9
favorable
433.5
% Ever Threatened With Violence by Intimate Partner 7.8
favorable
11.7
% Victim of Domestic Violence (Ever) 8.6
favorable
13.5
 
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Maternal, Infant & Child Health Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% Received Prenatal Care in First Trimester 83.0
similar
83.7
favorable
77.9
% of Low Birthweight Births 5.8
favorable
7.0
favorable
8.2
favorable
7.8
Infant Death Rate 5.6
favorable
6.2
favorable
7.0
favorable
6.0
% Children 5-17 Living in Poverty
favorable
18.4
 
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Mental Health & Mental Disorders Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% "Fair/Poor" Mental Health 6.7
favorable
11.7
% Major Depression 8.7
favorable
11.7
% Symptoms of Chronic Depression (2+ Years) 22.3
favorable
26.5
Suicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 19.6
similar
19.3
unfavorable
10.8
unfavorable
10.2
% Have Ever Sought Help for Mental Health 24.7
similar
24.4
% [Those With Major Depression] Seeking Help 90.3
similar
82.0
favorable
75.1
% Typical Day Is "Extremely/Very" Stressful 8.6
favorable
11.5
% Child [Age 5-17] Takes Prescription for ADD/ADHD 4.7
similar
6.5
 
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Nutrition & Weight Status Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% Eat 5+ Servings of Fruit or Vegetables per Day 50.8
similar
48.8
% Eat 2+ Servings of Fruit per Day 65.5
favorable
60.5
% Eat 3+ Servings of Vegetables per Day 45.6
favorable
40.1
% It is Easy to Buy Healthy Foods in the Neighborhood 84.1
% Medical Advice on Nutrition in Past Year 27.1
unfavorable
41.9
% Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) 45.1
favorable
31.7
favorable
33.9
% Overweight 53.2
favorable
61.3
favorable
66.9
% Obese 12.3
favorable
23.5
favorable
28.5
favorable
30.6
% Perceive Self as Somewhat/Very Overweight 39.1
% Medical Advice on Weight in Past Year 16.9
unfavorable
25.7
% [Overweights] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 27.0
similar
30.9
% [Obese Adults] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 58.5
favorable
47.4
favorable
31.8
% [Overweights] Trying to Lose Weight Both Diet/Exercise 35.3
similar
38.6
% Children [Age 5-17] Overweight 16.6
favorable
30.7
% Children [Age 5-17] Obese 6.5
favorable
18.9
favorable
14.6
% [Parents] Perceive Child [2-17] "Somewhat/Very" Overwt 3.6
favorable
9.9
% [Parents] Have Been Told That Child [2-17] Is Overweight 0.4
favorable
3.2
% of ZIP Codes w/Healthy Food Outlets
similar
41.0
 
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Oral Health Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Age 18+] Dental Visit in Past Year 68.5
favorable
61.1
similar
66.9
favorable
49.0
% Child [Age 2-17] Dental Visit in Past Year 74.2
similar
79.2
favorable
49.0
% Have Dental Insurance 44.7
unfavorable
60.8
 
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Physical Activity Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% [Employed] Job Entails Mostly Sitting/Standing 53.1
favorable
63.2
% No Leisure-Time Physical Activity 10.7
favorable
21.6
favorable
28.7
favorable
32.6
% Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines 57.6
similar
58.6
favorable
42.7
% Moderate Physical Activity 38.4
favorable
23.9
% Vigorous Physical Activity 42.9
favorable
36.3
favorable
34.8
% Medical Advice on Physical Activity in Past Year 32.6
unfavorable
47.8
% Neighborhood Has Places to Safely Walk, Run, or Bike 73.9
% Neighborhood is NOT a Pleasant Place for Walking 2.9
% It is NOT Easy to Walk to Important Destinations 40.9
% Have Access to Public Exercise Facilities in Neighborhood 50.8
% Child [Age 7-17] Walks/Bikes to School 9.6
 
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Respiratory Diseases Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
CLRD (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 36.3
favorable
56.2
favorable
42.8
Pneumonia/Influenza (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 20.1
similar
19.9
similar
20.7
% Nasal/Hay Fever Allergies 30.4
similar
27.3
% Sinusitis 11.6
favorable
19.4
% Chronic Lung Disease 5.0
favorable
8.4
% Adults Asthma (Ever Diagnosed) 12.8
similar
12.9
% [Adult] Currently Has Asthma 7.3
similar
9.1
similar
7.5
% Child [Age 2-17] Asthma (Ever Diagnosed) 7.0
% [Child 2-17] Currently Has Asthma 5.7
similar
6.8
 
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% Used Condom During Last Sexual Intercourse [Unmarried 18-64] 32.4
favorable
18.9
Gonorrhea Incidence per 100,000 8.0
favorable
11.3
favorable
109.3
Primary & Secondary Syphilis Incidence per 100,000 0.9
unfavorable
0.8
favorable
4.3
Chlamydia Incidence per 100,000 244.2
favorable
305.6
favorable
391.6
 
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Substance Abuse Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
Cirrhosis/Liver Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 5.7
favorable
10.8
favorable
9.2
favorable
8.2
% Current Drinker 69.9
unfavorable
58.5
unfavorable
58.8
% Chronic Drinker (Average 2+ Drinks/Day) 7.8
unfavorable
5.3
similar
5.6
% Binge Drinker (Single Occasion - 5+ Drinks Men, 4+ Women) 19.4
similar
17.0
similar
16.7
favorable
24.3
% Drinking & Driving in Past Month 0.9
favorable
3.5
% Rode With Drunk Driver in Past Month 5.4
% Driving Drunk or Riding with Drunk Driver 6.3
similar
5.5
Drug-Induced Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 5.8
favorable
10.8
favorable
9.7
favorable
11.3
% Illicit Drug Use in Past Month 1.9
similar
1.7
favorable
7.1
% Ever Sought Help for Alcohol or Drug Problem 3.8
similar
3.9
 
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Tobacco Use Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% Current Smoker 9.8
favorable
18.8
favorable
16.6
similar
12.0
% Someone Smokes at Home 4.0
favorable
13.6
% [Non-Smokers] Someone Smokes in the Home 2.0
favorable
5.7
% [Household With Children] Someone Smokes in the Home 1.3
favorable
12.1
% [Smokers] Received Advice to Quit Smoking 44.8
unfavorable
63.7
% [Smokers] Have Quit Smoking 1+ Days in Past Year 53.2
similar
56.2
unfavorable
80.0
% Smoke Cigars 3.3
similar
4.2
unfavorable
0.2
% Use Smokeless Tobacco 8.8
unfavorable
2.8
unfavorable
0.3
 
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Vision Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020
% Blindness/Trouble Seeing 6.5
similar
6.9
% Eye Exam in Past 2 Years 49.2
unfavorable
57.5
 
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