Midwest Medical Statistics

This page is devoted entirely to health statistics and facts of the Midwest.

The Midwest includes the following states: NebraskaMinnesota. We arrived at the data on this page by taking the averages of these states for each specific medical category.

What Sets the Midwest Apart?

When compared to the regional averages of the other regions in the United States, the midwest is relatively average. That is, most of the health category figures do not deviate from the national mean. The Midwest does, however, stand out in a couple different ways.

First, the people in the midwest tend to be more likely to smoke than people in the rest of the country. Eighteen point fourteen percent (18.14%) of Midwesterners consider themselves to be smokers. The only region that is higher than the Midwest in this category is the Southeast at twenty-one point twenty-nine percent (21.29%).

How many people in the midwest don’t have health-care coverage?

The Midwest is second only to the Northeast in the category of “percentage of population without health care.” Only twelve point thirty-eight (12.38%) percent of people in this region go uncovered. The national average is fifteen point thirty-three percent (15.33%).

Do Midwesterners rate themselves as healthy people?

Finally, Midwesterners consider themselves to be healthy. The percentage of people who report being in poor to fair health is thirteen point seventy-three percent (13.73%). This is only slightly higher than the Northeast at thirteen point thirteen percent (13.13%).

Other Medical Facts

What is the rate of people with Heart Disease?

4.26% represents the percentage of the adult population in the Midwestern Region of the United States with heart disease. This is slightly higher than the national average of 4.09%. Michigan has the highest rate in the Midwest with a rate of 5.3%.

What percentage of midwesterners suffer from adult obesity?

28.86% of the adults in Midwest are considered obese. Michigan and Missouri are the most obese state with rates of 31.7% and 31.4% respectively.

Is diabetes a big problem for people in the Midwest?

In the Midwest, approximately 8.32% of the population has diabetes. The two states with the highest percentage of diabetes are Michigan and Ohio at 10.10%. The state with the lowest rate of diabetes is Minnesota with a rate of 6.7%.

What is the rate of childhood obesity in the Midwest?

The percentage of children that are obese in the Midwest is 29.49%. Wisconsin and Minnesota have the lowest rates of childhood obesity with rates of 26.9% and 25.4% respectively.

How many cardiovascular related deaths occur in the Midwest?

For every 100,000 people in the Midwest there are approximately 263 death's as a result of cardiovascular complications. Minnesota experiences the lowest rate of cardiovascular deaths at 197 / 100,000 and Missouri has the highest at 301 per 100,000.

What is the average life-expectancy for people in the Midwest?

78.90 years is the average life expectancy of resident in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota has the highest life expectancy of 80.90 years and Missouri has the lowest at 77.40 years.

What is the rate of smoking adults in the Midwest?

4.26% represents the percentage of the adult population in the Midwestern Region of the United States with heart disease. This is slightly higher than the national average of 4.09%. Michigan has the highest rate in the Midwest with a rate of 5.3%.

How many people have heart attacks in the Midwest?

4.23% of the population in the Midwestern region of the United States has suffered a heart attack. The people of Indiana have experienced them most heart attacks with a rate of 5.30%.

Low Birth Weight Babies

The rate of babies born with low birth weight in the Midwestern United States is 7.46%. This is slightly lower than the national average of 7.88%.

High Cholesterol

37.30% represents the percentage of the population in the Midwest with high cholesterol. Indiana has the highest rate of high cholesterol in the midwest at 39.6%. Minnesota is the healthiest with a rate of 33.80%

Income Related Data

Percent of Population without Health Care

The percentage of the population without health care in the Midwestern region of the United States is 18.14%. This is slightly higher than the national average of 17.75%.

Median Household Income

The median household income for the Midwestern Region of the United States is $48,671. The state with the highest median income is Nebraska which is at $52,728.

EMT Average Salary

The average salary for an Emergency Medical Technician in the Midwest is $29,014.

Fire Fighter Average Salary

The average salary for a firefighter in the Midwestern United States is $40,151.