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Tennessee

Strongest and Weakest Measures


Tennessee's Strongest Measures

Strongest Measures are those in which the State performed above the all-State average and are strongest among their measures relative to all reporting States. This State may be leading the way in quality in these measures.

Note: The best result for each measure can be either the highest or lowest value. The direction representing best is noted in the "Best" column.

Measure Short Name Measure Long Name Best
Children receiving MMR vaccine Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine Highest
Pneumonia vaccine ever - high-risk, age 18-64 Percentage of high-risk people ages 18-64 who ever received a pneumococcal vaccination Highest
Children fully vaccinated Percentage of children ages 19-35 months who received all recommended vaccines (4:3:1:3:3) Highest
Always got routine appointments - adults on Medicare managed care Percentage of adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 12 months who always got appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Highest
Flu vaccine in past 12 months - high-risk, age 18-64 Percentage of adults ages 18-64 at high risk (e.g., COPD) who received an influenza vaccination in the last 12 months Highest


Tennessee's Weakest Measures

Weakest Measures are those in which the State performed below the all-State average and are weakest among their measures relative to all reporting States. These measures highlight some of the opportunities for improvement.

Note: The best result for each measure can be either the highest or lowest value. The direction representing best is noted in the "Best" column.

Measure Short Name Measure Long Name Best
Diabetes hemoglobin A1c tests Percentage of adults age 40 and over with diagnosed diabetes who received a hemoglobin A1c measurement in the calendar year Highest
Adult admissions - COPD Adult admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, by State, 2004-2007 Lowest
Lung cancer deaths Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population Lowest
Adult admissions - hypertension Admissions for hypertension (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric conditions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 adult population Lowest
Nursing home long-stay residents - with too much weight loss Percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who lose too much weight Lowest
Adult admissions - heart failure Adult admissions for congestive heart failure (excluding patients with cardiac procedures, obstetric conditions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population Lowest

States' specific performances on each of these measures are available in the All-State Data Table for All Measures.