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Ohio, the Buckeye State, ranks 31st in the most recent America’s Health Rankings. The state rates poorly in several categories: air pollution (45th); cancer deaths (41st); cardiovascular deaths (40th); children living in poverty (32nd); incidence of chlamydia (32nd); diabetes (42nd); immunization among children (36th); immunization among adolescents (33rd); infant mortality (44th); low birthweight (35th); obesity (43rd); pertussis (34th); premature deaths (38th); preventable hospitalizations (44th); smoking; 39th); heart attack (42nd); heart disease (35); high blood pressure (33rd); preterm birth )35th); and, stroke (30th).
In the past year, the number of children living in poverty has increased 31% from 16.9% to 22.1%. In the past 10 years, premature deaths have increased 3%. The state has over 11.5 million residents, with 7% of the population uninsured. The average cost of an inpatient hospital stay before insurance is $2,509 per day based on 2014 data, according to The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Ohio had healthcare expenditures totaling more than $81.5 billion in 2009. The state has 182 hospitals and 57 HMO groups with membership exceeding 3.4 million individuals.