We would like to welcome you to the Southwestern United States Regional Medical Statistics page. All of the statistics below are related to infant CPR, Child CPR and CPR in general.

The following statistics are the result of taking the averages for each medical category for the states of Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas

How is the Southwestern Region Unique?

The Southwest is relatively average, if not a bit below average, in most categories when compared to National averages. The Southwest stands out in a few ways though.

Firstly, the percentage of people with heart disease is higher than any other region. Five point fifteen percent (5.15%) of the people in the Southwest suffer from heart disease. The national average in this category is four point thirty-eight percent (4.38%).

Along with being the region with the highest rate of heart disease, the Southwest also has the highest rate of heart attacks in the nation. Five point twenty-five percent (5.25%) of adults in this region have suffered a heart attack.

Finally, the Southwest has the highest rate of high cholesterol when compared to the other regions in the United States. The national average is thirty-seven point eighty-one percent (37.81%) and the regional average comes in at thirty-nine (39%). The next closest region is the Southeast at 38.72%.

Other Medical Facts

High Cholesterol

The percentage of the population in the Southwestern United States with high cholesterol is 39%. New Mexico has the lowest percentage in the region with a rate of 34.10%. The next lowest is Oklahoma with a rate of 40.20%.

Low Birth Weight Babies

In the Southwest United States 8.05% of infants are born with low birth weight. Arizona has the lowest rate of low birth weight with a rate of 7.1%.

Heart Attack

5.25% of the population in the Southwestern United States has suffered a heart attack. Texas and New Mexico have the lowest rate of heart attacks at 4.3% and 4.4% respectively.

Smoking

The percentage of the population that smokes in the Southwest United States is 17.86%. Oklahoma has by far the highest percentage of smokers with a rate of 23.70%.
Health Status

Health Status

18.46% of people in the Southwest Region of the United States consider themselves to be in poor to fair health. Oklahoma has the highest rate of people who consider themselves in poor to fair health with a rate of 20.50%.

Heart Disease

5.15% represents the percentage of the population in the Southwest United States with heart disease. Arizona is considerably higher than the other Southwestern states at a rate of 6.7%.

Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity is higher than adult obesity with 31.25% of children being obese in the Southwest. New Mexico has the highest rate of childhood obesity at 32.70%.

Adult Obesity

Adult Obesity in the Southwest at a rate of 28.36% is higher than the national average of 27.13%. Arizona is the least obese state with a rate of 24.70% and Texas is the most obese with a rate of 31.70%.

Diabetes

The Southwest Regional Average of people who have diabetes is 10%. New Mexico has the lowest rate of 8.5% and Arizona has the highest of 11.40%. The national average is 8.59%.

Cardiovascular Related Deaths

There are an average of 264.1 cardiovascular related deaths per 100,000 people in the Southwest Region of the United States. Arizona has the lowest rate at 218.30 deaths per 100,000 and Oklahoma has the highest rate at 336.10 deaths per 100,000 population.

Life Expectancy

The life expectancy for residents in the Southwestern United States is 78 years. This is slightly lower than the national average of 78.6 years. Oklahoma has the lowest life-expectancy of 75.6 years.

Income Related Data

% of Population Without Health Care

The percentage of the population without health care in the Southwest region of the United States is 20.7%. Texas has the highest percentage without health care at 25%. The region is considerably higher than the national average of 14.97%.

Median Household Income

The median household income for the Southwestern United States is $45,810. Texas residents have make the most at $47,464 and New Mexico residents make the least at $45,098.

EMT Average Salary

The average salary for an Emergency Medical Technician in the Southwestern Region of the United States is $28,989.

Firefighter Average Salary

The average salary for a firefighter in the Southwestern United States is $40,129.