West virginia clinical and translational science institute

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West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Annual Meeting

December 1, 2016

Overview

? West Virginia health challenges ? What has WVCTSI accomplished? ? Where do we go from here?

Mortality Rates (per 100,000), 1968-2010

Appalachian mortality rate in 2010 versus U.S. average

deaths in WV increased 47% to 32.4 per 100,000 population, the

highest per capita death rate in the US.1 As a result of the increased

prevalence of intravenous drug use, hepatitis B and C incidence

have sky rocketed resulting in the highest and second highest rates,

WV Ranking Among 50 States in In recent years, a new, rapidly progressive form of coal worker's pneumoconiosis

tices have evolved, while the impact on health of other energy extraction methods

Selected Health Measures tain Table 1. WV Ranking Among 50 States in Selected Health Measures

gely e a ould pact

Parameter

Value in State with Best (#1)

Rank

WV Value

WV Rank among 50 states

on Cancer Deaths (per 100,000 population)

146.1

221.6

48

ies: Cardiovascular Deaths (per 100,000 population)

ant

Dental Visits (% of adults by self report) Drug Deaths (per 100,000 population)

titis Heart Attack (% of adults by self report)

186.5

299.6

45

74.9

54.2

50

2.7

32.4

50

2.9

7.4

50

ular Heart Disease (% of adults by self report)

2.4

7.8

50

ung High Blood Pressure (% of adults by self report)

Poor Physical Health Days (Days in previous 30)

24.2

41

50

2.9

5.3

50

Premature Death (Years lost per 100,000 population)

5,414

10,129

49

act: Smoking (% of adults by self report)

9.7

26.7

50

TSI Stroke (% of adults by self report)

1.8

4.6

48

DeA Data Source: America's Health Rankings, 2015 Annual Report.

2 as well as $33.5 MM in cost share funds from WV institutions) has built research

Drivers of Increasing Rural Mortality

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