Health
Routine Check-ups
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Share of Adults with Routine Check-up in Past 2 Years
2019
Arkansas County85%
Ashley County93%
Baxter County89%
Benton County89%
Boone County89%
Bradley County91%
Calhoun County88%
Carroll County90%
Chicot County93%
Clark County89%
Clay County90%
Cleburne County91%
Cleveland County87%
Columbia County92%
Conway County89%
Craighead County90%
Crawford County90%
Crittenden County94%
Cross County92%
Dallas County88%
Desha County87%
Drew County92%
Faulkner County92%
Franklin County89%
Fulton County87%
Garland County87%
Grant County91%
Greene County90%
Hempstead County94%
Hot Spring County85%
Howard County92%
Independence County91%
Izard County88%
Jackson County90%
Jefferson County88%
Johnson County85%
Lafayette County94%
Lawrence County91%
Lee County93%
Lincoln County88%
Little River County93%
Logan County86%
Lonoke County91%
Madison County90%
Marion County93%
Miller County94%
Mississippi County93%
Monroe County87%
Montgomery County88%
Nevada County91%
Newton County87%
Ouachita County91%
Perry County92%
Phillips County86%
Pike County89%
Poinsett County91%
Polk County91%
Pope County84%
Prairie County88%
Pulaski County90%
Randolph County92%
Saline County91%
Scott County86%
Searcy County88%
Sebastian County87%
Sevier County91%
Sharp County91%
St. Francis County92%
Stone County89%
Union County91%
Van Buren County90%
Washington County88%
White County90%
Woodruff County91%
Yell County84%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







NATIONAL RANKING
32

OUT OF 51
2022

STATE TREND

Increasing


85%

2022

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 2022, 85% of adults reported having a checkup in the past two years, up 8 percentage points from 2013 but the three percentage points below the national rate. Arkansas is tied for 31st in the nation on this indicator. Rates were higher for women (92%) than men (81%) and for Black, non-Hispanics (90%) than white, non-Hispanics (87%) or Hispanics (80%).

Within Arkansas in 2019, the latest year for which county comparable data is available, the lowest rates were in Yell and Pope counties (84%) and the highest rates were in Crittenden, Miller, Lafayette and Hempstead - all 94%.

Notes about the data

The data comes from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance 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
201320142015201620172018201920212022
Arkansas77%77%81%83%80%87%87%88%85%
United States81%83%84%84%82%88%87%88%88%

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
Arkansas73%90%80%72%87%

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
Arkansas92%81%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Education: Access to Quality Child Care for Infants and Toddlers Not Applicable
Education: Access to Quality Child Care for Preschoolers Not Applicable
Education: Grade 3 Reading Decreasing
Education: Grade 8 Math Maintaining
Education: Graduation Rate Increasing
Education: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Education: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Education: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Education: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Education: Imagination Libraries Increasing
Health: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Health: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Health: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Health: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Health: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Health: Oral Health Increasing
Health: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Health: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Health: Overdose Deaths Increasing
Families: Teen Births Decreasing
Families: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Median Household Income Maintaining
Families: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Families: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Families: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Families: Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Families: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Families: Food Deserts Not Applicable
Families: Homelessness Decreasing
Families: Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Families: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Families: Households Below ALICE Threshold Not Applicable
Families: Overall Housing Cost Burden Decreasing
Families: Child Care Costs for Toddlers Not Applicable
Families: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Families: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Families: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Community: Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Community: Charitable Giving Increasing
Community: Volunteering Increasing
Community: Group Participation Increasing
Community: Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Community: Local Voting Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population Increasing
Demographics: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population by Age Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Racial Equity: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Racial Equity: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Racial Equity: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Racial Equity: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Racial Equity: Oral Health Increasing
Racial Equity: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Racial Equity: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Racial Equity: Teen Births Decreasing
Racial Equity: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Median Household Income Maintaining
Racial Equity: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Racial Equity: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homelessness Decreasing
Racial Equity: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Racial Equity: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Racial Equity: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Racial Equity: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable








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