Health Indicators (Key)

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Social Determinants Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Linguistically Isolated Population (Percent) 0.6
unfavorable
0.4
favorable
4.9
Population in Poverty (Percent) 12.8
favorable
14.8
favorable
14.9
Population Below 200% FPL (Percent) 31.9
favorable
35.7
favorable
33.6
Children Below 200% FPL (Percent) 12.9
favorable
19.9
favorable
20.8
No High School Diploma (Age 25+, Percent) 4.6
favorable
8.1
favorable
14.3
Unemployment Rate (Age 16+, Percent) 3.5
favorable
4.3
favorable
5.4
 
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Overall Health Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Physical Health 10.3
favorable
15.4
favorable
15.3
favorable
14.1
% Activity Limitations 22.6
similar
22.6
similar
21.5
similar
20.2
 
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Access to Health Services Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 18-64] Lack Health Insurance 13.5
favorable
21.5
similar
15.1
unfavorable
0.0
favorable
22.0
% [Insured] Went Without Coverage in Past Year 9.4
similar
8.1
similar
8.3
% Difficulty Accessing Healthcare in Past Year (Composite) 33.3
favorable
39.9
similar
36.8
% Inconvenient Hrs Prevented Dr Visit in Past Year 7.1
favorable
15.4
similar
6.9
% Cost Prevented Getting Prescription in Past Year 9.0
favorable
15.8
favorable
13.9
% Cost Prevented Physician Visit in Past Year 13.1
similar
13.8
favorable
18.2
favorable
20.3
% Difficulty Getting Appointment in Past Year 14.6
similar
17.0
similar
13.3
% Difficulty Finding Physician in Past Year 6.5
favorable
11.0
similar
6.5
% Transportation Hindered Dr Visit in Past Year 5.6
favorable
9.4
unfavorable
3.2
% Skipped Prescription Doses to Save Costs 15.5
similar
15.3
unfavorable
11.7
% Difficulty Getting Child's Healthcare in Past Year 2.8
favorable
6.0
similar
3.4
Primary Care Doctors per 100,000 83.0
favorable
76.5
similar
85.8
% [Age 18+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 75.4
similar
76.3
unfavorable
95.0
similar
79.7
% [Age 18-64] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 74.0
similar
75.6
unfavorable
89.4
similar
78.6
% [Age 65+] Have a Specific Source of Ongoing Care 82.5
similar
80.0
unfavorable
100.0
similar
81.4
% Have Had Routine Checkup in Past Year 57.4
unfavorable
61.8
unfavorable
65.0
similar
58.6
% Child Has Had Checkup in Past Year 89.0
similar
84.1
favorable
71.5
% Two or More ER Visits in Past Year 7.4
similar
8.9
similar
5.4
% Rate Local Healthcare "Fair/Poor" 13.6
similar
16.5
similar
15.6
Live in a Health Professional Shortage Area (Percent) 38.8
favorable
46.3
similar
37.6
 
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Arthritis, Osteoporosis & Chronic Back Conditions Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [50+] Arthritis/Rheumatism 34.8
similar
37.3
similar
32.5
% [50+] Osteoporosis 12.0
similar
13.5
unfavorable
5.3
unfavorable
6.8
% Sciatica/Chronic Back Pain 21.1
similar
18.4
similar
18.9
 
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Cancer Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 138.6
favorable
158.0
favorable
166.2
favorable
161.4
Lung Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 26.2
favorable
41.4
favorable
44.7
favorable
45.5
Prostate Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 23.3
unfavorable
19.8
unfavorable
19.8
unfavorable
21.8
Female Breast Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 17.7
favorable
20.4
favorable
21.3
favorable
20.7
Colorectal Cancer (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 8.9
favorable
13.2
favorable
14.9
favorable
14.5
Prostate Cancer Incidence per 100,000 140.2
similar
147.2
similar
142.3
Female Breast Cancer Incidence per 100,000 140.4
unfavorable
125.8
unfavorable
122.7
Lung Cancer Incidence per 100,000 42.3
favorable
60.9
favorable
64.9
Colorectal Cancer Incidence per 100,000 34.6
favorable
43.4
favorable
43.3
% Skin Cancer 8.2
similar
7.1
similar
6.7
similar
6.3
% Cancer (Other Than Skin) 7.1
similar
7.9
similar
6.1
similar
5.0
% [Women 50-74] Mammogram in Past 2 Years 76.0
favorable
68.9
unfavorable
83.6
similar
81.1
similar
74.2
% [Women 21-65] Pap Smear in Past 3 Years 82.7
favorable
76.1
similar
83.9
unfavorable
93.0
unfavorable
88.7
% [Age 50-75] Colorectal Cancer Screening 67.7
unfavorable
75.1
similar
70.5
similar
61.8
 
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Chronic Kidney Disease Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Kidney Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 5.9
favorable
9.0
favorable
13.2
% Kidney Disease 2.9
similar
2.5
similar
3.0
 
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Diabetes Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Diabetes Mellitus (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 10.1
favorable
19.9
favorable
21.3
favorable
20.5
% Diabetes/High Blood Sugar 4.8
favorable
7.7
favorable
11.7
similar
4.1
% Borderline/Pre-Diabetes 3.7
similar
5.1
% [Non-Diabetes] Blood Sugar Tested in Past 3 Years 44.1
unfavorable
49.2
 
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Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Alzheimer's Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 17.2
favorable
20.7
favorable
24.0
 
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Educational & Community-Based Programs Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Attended Health Event in Past Year 24.1
similar
23.8
similar
23.1
 
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Family Planning Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Teen Births per 1,000 (Age 15-19) 15.3
favorable
34.8
favorable
36.6
 
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Hearing & Other Sensory or Communication Disorders Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Deafness/Trouble Hearing 8.3
similar
10.3
favorable
12.3
 
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Heart Disease & Stroke Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Diseases of the Heart (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 128.3
favorable
154.1
favorable
171.3
favorable
156.9
Stroke (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 32.2
favorable
36.2
favorable
37.0
favorable
34.8
% Heart Disease (Heart Attack, Angina, Coronary Disease) 3.0
favorable
6.1
similar
4.9
% Stroke 3.3
similar
3.2
similar
3.9
similar
1.9
% Blood Pressure Checked in Past 2 Years 91.3
similar
91.0
similar
92.6
similar
88.2
% Told Have High Blood Pressure (Ever) 25.1
favorable
29.3
favorable
34.1
similar
26.9
similar
24.4
% [HBP] Taking Action to Control High Blood Pressure 95.8
favorable
89.2
similar
93.9
% Cholesterol Checked in Past 5 Years 84.8
favorable
73.8
similar
86.6
favorable
82.1
favorable
80.4
% Told Have High Cholesterol (Ever) 24.6
favorable
35.7
favorable
29.9
unfavorable
13.5
similar
25.6
% [HBC] Taking Action to Control High Blood Cholesterol 89.5
favorable
81.4
similar
85.7
% 1+ Cardiovascular Risk Factor 72.8
favorable
82.3
unfavorable
66.8
 
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HIV Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
HIV Prevalence per 100,000 21.1
favorable
45.2
favorable
340.4
% [Age 18-44] HIV Test in the Past Year 14.3
similar
19.3
similar
14.1
 
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Immunization & Infectious Diseases Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 65+] Flu Vaccine in Past Year 54.7
similar
61.1
similar
57.5
unfavorable
70.0
% [High-Risk 18-64] Flu Vaccine in Past Year 34.8
unfavorable
45.9
unfavorable
70.0
% [Age 65+] Pneumonia Vaccine Ever 57.8
unfavorable
69.9
unfavorable
68.4
unfavorable
90.0
% [High-Risk 18-64] Pneumonia Vaccine Ever 24.4
unfavorable
41.9
unfavorable
60.0
% Have Completed Hepatitis B Vaccination Series 41.6
similar
44.7
% [Parents of Children 0-6] Vaccinations "Important" (9-10 Rating) 79.6
similar
79.9
% [Parents of Child 0-6] Ever Refused Vaccine for Child 18.6
similar
17.1
% [Parents of Child 0-6] Child Vaccinated Only Because of Law 4.8
similar
5.3
% [Parents of Child 0-6] Vaccinations "Safe" (9-10 Rating) 43.7
similar
43.3
% [Parents of Child 0-6] Would Want All Vaccinations for Newborn 91.1
similar
90.3
 
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Injury & Violence Prevention Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Unintentional Injury (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 45.4
favorable
55.8
unfavorable
39.2
unfavorable
36.4
Motor Vehicle Crashes (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 14.5
favorable
19.9
unfavorable
10.7
unfavorable
12.4
% "Always" Wear Seat Belt 80.1
unfavorable
84.8
unfavorable
92.0
similar
79.1
% Used a Cell Phone While Driving in the Past Month 61.5
% Child [Age 0-17] "Always" Uses Seat Belt/Car Seat 94.4
similar
92.2
similar
93.3
% Child [Age 5-17] "Always" Wears Bicycle Helmet 58.1
similar
48.7
favorable
32.4
Firearm-Related Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 15.1
favorable
16.6
unfavorable
10.4
unfavorable
9.3
% Firearm in Home 64.2
unfavorable
34.7
favorable
71.5
% [Homes With Children] Firearm in Home 67.9
unfavorable
37.4
similar
73.6
% [Homes With Firearms] Weapon(s) Unlocked & Loaded 16.7
similar
16.8
similar
15.8
Violent Crime per 100,000 162.4
favorable
241.6
favorable
380.9
% Victim of Violent Crime in Past 5 Years 1.0
favorable
2.8
similar
1.3
% Victim of Domestic Violence (Ever) 13.1
similar
15.0
unfavorable
8.6
Domestic Violence Offenses per 100,000 135.4
favorable
401.4
 
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Maternal, Infant & Child Health Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Prenatal Care in First Trimester (Percent)
78.0
77.9
Low Birthweight Births (Percent) 5.9
favorable
7.1
favorable
8.1
favorable
7.8
Infant Death Rate 4.8
favorable
5.9
favorable
6.0
favorable
6.0
 
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Mental Health & Mental Disorders Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% "Fair/Poor" Mental Health 12.1
similar
11.9
unfavorable
6.7
% Diagnosed Depression 23.5
similar
20.4
% Symptoms of Chronic Depression (2+ Years) 27.7
similar
30.4
unfavorable
22.3
Suicide (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 20.2
favorable
22.9
unfavorable
12.5
unfavorable
10.2
% [Those With Diagnosed Depression] Seeking Help 86.4
favorable
76.6
% Typical Day Is "Extremely/Very" Stressful 10.4
similar
11.9
similar
8.6
 
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Nutrition & Weight Status Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Eat 5+ Servings of Fruit or Vegetables per Day 38.6
similar
39.5
unfavorable
50.8
% "Very/Somewhat" Difficult to Buy Fresh Produce 19.6
favorable
24.4
Population With Low Food Access (Percent) 27.0
similar
26.9
unfavorable
23.6
% Medical Advice on Nutrition in Past Year 28.3
unfavorable
39.2
similar
27.1
% Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) 43.6
favorable
37.0
favorable
34.4
favorable
33.9
similar
45.1
% Overweight (BMI 25+) 54.3
favorable
61.4
favorable
63.1
similar
53.2
% Obese (BMI 30+) 19.8
favorable
24.6
favorable
29.0
favorable
30.5
unfavorable
12.3
% Medical Advice on Weight in Past Year 17.4
unfavorable
23.7
similar
16.9
% [Overweights] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 20.5
unfavorable
31.8
% [Obese Adults] Counseled About Weight in Past Year 27.7
unfavorable
48.3
% [Overweights] Trying to Lose Weight Both Diet/Exercise 28.8
unfavorable
39.5
similar
35.3
% Child [Age 5-17] Healthy Weight 58.3
similar
56.7
% Children [Age 5-17] Overweight (85th Percentile) 33.4
similar
31.5
unfavorable
16.6
% Children [Age 5-17] Obese (95th Percentile) 16.9
similar
14.8
similar
14.5
unfavorable
6.5
 
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Oral Health Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% [Age 18+] Dental Visit in Past Year 70.9
favorable
61.0
favorable
65.9
favorable
49.0
similar
68.5
% Child [Age 2-17] Dental Visit in Past Year 87.5
similar
81.5
favorable
49.0
favorable
74.2
% Have Dental Insurance 59.7
unfavorable
65.6
favorable
44.7
 
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Physical Activity Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% No Leisure-Time Physical Activity 20.3
similar
22.5
similar
20.7
favorable
32.6
unfavorable
10.7
% Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines 51.7
similar
50.3
unfavorable
57.6
% Moderate Physical Activity 37.4
favorable
30.6
similar
38.4
% Vigorous Physical Activity 38.3
similar
38.0
similar
42.9
Recreation/Fitness Facilities per 100,000 20.4
favorable
12.8
favorable
9.4
% Medical Advice on Physical Activity in Past Year 36.1
unfavorable
44.0
similar
32.6
% Child [Age 2-17] Physically Active 1+ Hours per Day 42.9
similar
48.6
 
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Respiratory Diseases Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
CLRD (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 32.5
favorable
50.7
favorable
42.0
Pneumonia/Influenza (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 11.7
favorable
13.8
favorable
15.3
% COPD (Lung Disease) 5.0
similar
6.5
favorable
8.6
similar
5.0
% [Adult] Currently Has Asthma 11.4
unfavorable
8.6
similar
9.4
unfavorable
7.3
% [Child 0-17] Currently Has Asthma 6.9
similar
7.1
similar
5.7
Average Daily Measure of Particulate Matter
10.9
% Use a Wood-Burning Stove for Heat 23.8
favorable
30.3
% [Those Who Heat w/Wood Stove] Use a Catalytic Converter 42.3
similar
42.7
 
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Gonorrhea Incidence per 100,000 3.7
favorable
13.8
favorable
105.4
Chlamydia Incidence per 100,000 304.3
favorable
366.3
favorable
451.1
Primary & Secondary Syphilis Incidence per 100,000 0.6
favorable
0.7
favorable
5.0
% [Unmarried 18-64] 3+ Sexual Partners in Past Year 13.7
similar
11.7
similar
8.5
% [Unmarried 18-64] Using Condoms 27.0
similar
33.6
similar
32.4
 
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Substance Abuse Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
Cirrhosis/Liver Disease (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 5.2
favorable
12.3
favorable
9.9
favorable
8.2
% Current Drinker 67.8
unfavorable
58.8
unfavorable
56.5
similar
69.9
% Binge Drinker (Single Occasion - 5+ Drinks Men, 4+ Women) 23.0
similar
20.8
similar
19.5
similar
24.4
similar
19.4
% Heavy Drinkers (2+ Daily Drinks for Men/1+ Daily Drink for Women) 14.2
unfavorable
7.7
unfavorable
10.3
similar
12.5
% Excessive Drinker (Heavy or Binge Drinking) 26.1
similar
23.2
similar
25.4
similar
23.8
% Drinking & Driving in Past Month 4.4
similar
5.0
unfavorable
0.9
Drug-Induced Deaths (Age-Adjusted Death Rate) 10.9
favorable
14.9
favorable
14.1
similar
11.3
unfavorable
7.6
% Illicit Drug Use in Past Month 1.9
favorable
4.0
favorable
7.1
similar
1.9
% Ever Sought Help for Alcohol or Drug Problem 3.5
similar
4.9
similar
3.8
 
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Tobacco Use Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Current Smoker 13.4
favorable
19.0
similar
14.9
similar
12.0
unfavorable
9.8
% Someone Smokes at Home 8.5
favorable
12.7
unfavorable
4.0
% [Non-Smokers] Someone Smokes in the Home 4.1
favorable
6.3
unfavorable
2.0
% [Household With Children] Someone Smokes in the Home 4.2
favorable
9.7
similar
1.3
% [Smokers] Received Advice to Quit Smoking 79.3
favorable
67.8
favorable
44.8
% [Smokers] Have Quit Smoking 1+ Days in Past Year 48.8
similar
55.9
unfavorable
80.0
similar
53.2
% Smoke Cigars 4.4
similar
4.1
unfavorable
0.2
similar
3.3
% Use Smokeless Tobacco 6.2
similar
8.0
unfavorable
4.0
unfavorable
0.3
similar
8.8
% Currently Use an Electronic Nicotine Delivery Device (E-Cigarettes) 4.2
 
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Vision Total Area vs. MT vs. US vs. HP2020 TREND
% Blindness/Trouble Seeing 5.6
favorable
8.5
similar
6.5
% Eye Exam in Past 2 Years 47.8
unfavorable
56.8
similar
49.2
 
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