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Women’s Health in Oklahoma
Women’s health covers a broad scope of overall health/wellness, conditions and illnesses.
• 78.2% of women stated that their health was good, 2015.
• 38.1% of women stated that they experienced one to 30 days being mentally unhealthy, 2015
• 39.2% of women stated that they experienced one to 30 days being physically unhealthy, 2015.
• 83.6% of women, 18-64 years, of age have insurance coverage. This includes private insurance, Medicaid, military services, or Indian Health Services, 2015.
• 81.2% of women have a private doctor or a health care provider, but 17.1% stated that they needed to see a health care provider during 2015 but the cost was too great
• 61% of women stated that it was easy to purchase healthy foods in their neighborhood, 2015.
• 33.5% of women are at normal weight, 30.8% are overweight and 34.4% are obese, 2015. Nationally, 29.8% of women are obese. Oklahoma ranks 6th highest in the nation for obesity.
• 45.3% of women consume 1 fruit serving daily and 21.3% consume one vegetable serving daily, 2015.
• 66.9% of women do some form of leisure time physical activity, 2015.
• 20.1% of women are current smokers, 2015.
• 98.6% of women do not drink more than 2-3 drinks daily, 2015.
• 34.4% of women have high blood pressure, 2015.
• 32.4% of women have arthritis, 2015.
• 7.7% if women are cancer survivors, 2015.
• 66.5% of women 50 years and over have had a mammogram in the past two years, 2014.
• 72.4% of women 18 years of age and older have had a pap smear in the past 3 years, 2014.
• 4.2% of women have had a heart attack and survived so now have some form of heart disease and 3.8% of women have suffered a stroke and survived. Heart disease is the biggest killer of women in the United States and in Oklahoma. Oklahoma ranks 49 of 51 with a mortality rate of 182.7 per 100,000. This death rate is higher than all forms of cancer deaths combined in Oklahoma, 2015.
• 12.1% of women currently have asthma, 2015.
• 11.6% of women currently have diabetes, 2015. Oklahoma ranks 6th highest rate in the nation as of 2014.
• 53.6% of women say they and their families talk about problems and 51.4% are able to solve problems, 2015.
• 89.9% of women stated that they always wear a seat belt, 2015
SOURCES: Oklahoma Behavioral Risk Fact Health Survey, Oklahoma Department of Health, 2014 and 2015.