Welcome to the Western United States regional page of medical information. Here, you will be able to find a variety of different medical statistics that are related to infant CPR, child CPR and Adult CPR.
We arrived at the following figures by taking the averages of all of the states in the western region. These states include, California, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, Alaska and. You can find more information about a particular state by clicking on the desired link.
How is the Western Region Unique?
The western region is relatively healthy compared to the rest of the United States. For instance, it has the lowest rate of cardiovascular related deaths in the country. For every 100,000 people, approximately 239 die because of heart related issues. The national average is 265 deaths.
Also, the western region boasts the lowest rate of diabetes in country. At seven point twenty-eight percent (7.28%), the west is significantly lower than the national average of eight point ninety-three percent (8.93%).
The West is also the national leader in adult obesity. They have the lowest rate of obesity in the nation at twenty-four point fifty-eight percent (24.58%).
Other Medical Facts
The average life expectancy of a person in the western region of the United States is 79.25 years. Hawaii residents boast the highest life expectancy of 81.5 years and Nevada residents have the lowest at 77.6 years. The Western region life expectancy is approximately 0.5 years longer than the national average of 78.6 years.
Cardiovascular Related Deaths
Across the western region of the United States there are approximately 238 deaths per 100,000 people that are linked to cardiovascular issues. 238 deaths is under the national average of 257.
7.28% of the adult population has diabetes in the Western Region of the United States. Diabetes can be hereditary but is typically exacerbated by unhealthy eating habits that lead to nutritional deficiencies. Alaskan residents experience the lowest rate of diabetes at 5.30% and California has the highest at 8.6%.
Obesity is a primary contributor to cardiovascular complications. 24.58% of the adult population in the Western Region is considered obese. This number is certainly lower than the national average of 27.13%. Furthermore, Colorado boasts one of the lowest adult obesity rates at 21.4%.
The childhood obesity rate in the Western Region of the United States is 28.18%. Children in Oregon experience the lowest obesity rate of the region at 24.30% and children in Nevada have the highest at 34.20%.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The percentage of people with heart disease in the Western United States is 3.32%. This is lower than the national average of 4.9%.
16.15% of the population smokes in the Western United States. Utah smokes less than any other state and has a rate of 9.10%. The state with the most smokers in Nevada at 21.30%.
The Western Regional Average for the percentage of adults who have experienced a heart attack is 3.57%. Utah, in particular, has a very low rate of heart attacks at 2.8%.
Low Birth Weight Babies
The percentage of babies born with low birth weight is 7.19% in the Western United States. This is very close to the national average of 7.88%.
36.54% of the adults in the Western United States have high cholesterol. Washington and Hawaii residents have the highest cholesterol at 38.7% and 38.8% respectively.
In the Western United States, 14.19% of the population reports that they are in poor to fair health. Alaskan residents consider themselves the healthiest as only 10.70% consider themselves in poor to fair health.
Income Related Data
Percent of Population without Health care
15.25% represents the percentage of population without health coverage in the Western United States. Hawaii has the best health coverage with only 7.5% without health care. Nevada is the worst with a rate of 21% of people who don’t have health coverage.
Median Household Income
The median household income for the Western United States is $53,412. Colorado residents have the highest at $60,442 and Montana residents have the lowest at $41,467.
EMT Average Salary
The average salary for an Emergency Medical Technician in the Western Region of the United States is $30,506.
Fire Fighter Average Salary
The average salary for a firefighter in the Western United States is $42,173.