Health
Routine Check-ups
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Share of Adults with Routine Check-up in Past 2 Years
2017
Arkansas County86%
Ashley County91%
Baxter County77%
Benton County82%
Boone County87%
Bradley County86%
Calhoun County83%
Carroll County84%
Chicot County93%
Clark County84%
Clay County87%
Cleburne County82%
Cleveland County84%
Columbia County90%
Conway County78%
Craighead County85%
Crawford County84%
Crittenden County87%
Cross County85%
Dallas County81%
Desha County89%
Drew County84%
Faulkner County83%
Franklin County81%
Fulton County78%
Garland County87%
Grant County86%
Greene County84%
Hempstead County84%
Hot Spring County86%
Howard County83%
Independence County84%
Izard County79%
Jackson County85%
Jefferson County86%
Johnson County72%
Lafayette County88%
Lawrence County85%
Lee County86%
Lincoln County87%
Little River County85%
Logan County80%
Lonoke County83%
Madison County82%
Marion County81%
Miller County83%
Mississippi County87%
Monroe County86%
Montgomery County83%
Nevada County87%
Newton County81%
Ouachita County88%
Perry County85%
Phillips County89%
Pike County84%
Poinsett County84%
Polk County84%
Pope County77%
Prairie County83%
Pulaski County86%
Randolph County85%
Saline County87%
Scott County84%
Searcy County81%
Sebastian County84%
Sevier County89%
Sharp County85%
St. Francis County90%
Stone County81%
Union County89%
Van Buren County80%
Washington County81%
White County80%
Woodruff County87%
Yell County81%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







NATIONAL RANKING
36

OUT OF 51
2017

STATE TREND

Increasing


80%

2017

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 2017, 80% of adults reported having a checkup in the past two years, up 3 percentage points from 2013 and similar to the national rate of 82%. Arkansas is 36th in the nation on this indicator. Rates were higher for women (85%) than men (78%) and for black, non-Hispanics (90%) than white, non-Hispanics (81%) or Hispanics (52%).

Within Arkansas, the lowest rates were in Johnson County (72%) and the highest rates were in Ashley, Chicot, Columbia and St. Francis - all 90% 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
20132014201520162017
Arkansas77%77%81%83%80%

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
Arkansas46%90%52%68%81%

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%78%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
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
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
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 Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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