Smoking Rates

Smoking rates in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area rose in 2017, after steadily dropping over the past decade. In 2017, 21.3 percent of people in the Pittsburgh region identified as …

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Self-Reported Health Status

About 16 percent of people in the Pittsburgh region reported being in fair or poor health (based on their responses to one or more questions on the Centers for Disease …

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Pap Smear Test Rates

About 81 percent of women age 21 to 65 in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area have had a pap smear test in the past three years–the fourth lowest percentage among …

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Preterm Births

Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal deaths not associated with birth defects. Pittsburgh has a lower preterm birth rate than most benchmark cities, although African-American preterm birth rates …

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Low Birth-Weight Babies

Low birth weight is associated with long-term disabilities. Despite the low proportion of pregnancies resulting in LBW babies, expenditures for the care of LBW infants total more than half of …

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Non-Smoking Pregnancies

The data on smoking by pregnant women closely tracks the overall smoking report: Pittsburghers smoke. Pregnant women in Pittsburgh are more likely to smoke than women in the benchmark cities.

Prenatal Care

The region fares reasonably well by national and benchmark standards for prenatal care, but the most recent data suggest there is more work to be done.

Nursing Home Care

Nursing Home Violations

Adults with Health Care Coverage

Adults in the Pittsburgh region are covered when it comes to health care. About 95 percent of adults in the Pittsburgh region reported having some form of health care coverage …

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Diabetes Rates

The Pittsburgh region’s diabetes rate for adults declined from about 11 percent in 2016 to 10.3 percent in 2017, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control’s Behavioral Risk …

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Adult Overweight and Obesity Rates

Only 31.1 percent of adults living in the Pittsburgh region reported being a healthy weight in 2016, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk …

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Adult Physical Activity Rates

Adults in the Pittsburgh region are about as physically active as their peers in Pittsburgh TODAY’s benchmark regions, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control’s Behavioral Risk Factor …

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