Health
Routine Check-ups
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Share of Adults with Routine Check-up in Past 2 Years
2016
Arkansas County88%
Ashley County84%
Baxter County81%
Benton County84%
Boone County79%
Bradley County85%
Calhoun County89%
Carroll County84%
Chicot County90%
Clark County78%
Clay County92%
Cleburne County80%
Cleveland County89%
Columbia County88%
Conway County81%
Craighead County86%
Crawford County89%
Crittenden County85%
Cross County77%
Dallas County80%
Desha County93%
Drew County91%
Faulkner County84%
Franklin County84%
Fulton County85%
Garland County83%
Grant County85%
Greene County88%
Hempstead County92%
Hot Spring County78%
Howard County90%
Independence County79%
Izard County82%
Jackson County81%
Jefferson County88%
Johnson County79%
Lafayette County89%
Lawrence County85%
Lee County86%
Lincoln County94%
Little River County89%
Logan County81%
Lonoke County85%
Madison County87%
Marion County81%
Miller County91%
Mississippi County86%
Monroe County86%
Montgomery County84%
Nevada County89%
Newton County81%
Ouachita County86%
Perry County87%
Phillips County91%
Pike County91%
Poinsett County84%
Polk County87%
Pope County74%
Prairie County83%
Pulaski County87%
Randolph County89%
Saline County86%
Scott County86%
Searcy County76%
Sebastian County86%
Sevier County88%
Sharp County85%
St. Francis County84%
Stone County76%
Union County84%
Van Buren County81%
Washington County86%
White County81%
Woodruff County78%
Yell County82%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







NATIONAL RANKING
30

OUT OF 51
2016

STATE TREND

Increasing


83%

2016

What does this measure?

The percentage of adults in a region who had a routine medical checkup within the past two years.

Why is this important?

Routine checkups and screenings help people to stay healthy, prevent illnesses, and identify and treat medical problems early. This can lead to a higher quality of life and lower long-term health costs at both the individual and community level.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2016, 83% of adults reported having a checkup in the past two years, up 6 percentage points from 2013 and similar to the national rate of 84%. Arkansas is 30th in the nation on this indicator. Rates were higher for women (85%) than men (81%) and for black, non-Hispanics (90%) than white, non-Hispanics (83%) or Hispanics (73%).

Within Arkansas, the lowest rates were in Pope, Searcy, Stone and Cross counties, all with rates near 75%, and the highest rates were in Clay, Hempstead, Desha and Clinton - all 92% or higher.

Notes about the data

The data comes from a survey designed to collect scientific data on health risks and behaviors.




Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Share of Adults with Routine Check-up in Past 2 Years
2013201420152016
Arkansas77%77%81%83%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention






Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Share of Adults with Routine Check-up in Past 2 Years by Race
American Indian or Alaskan Native, non-HispanicBlack, non-HispanicHispanicMultiracial, non-HispanicWhite, non-Hispanic
Arkansas70%90%73%60%83%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention





Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Share of Adults with Routine Check-up in Past 2 Years by Gender
FemaleMale
Arkansas85%81%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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