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Public Policy Institute

State Data Center

State Preventive Care Rankings for Midlife Adults

Go to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new interactive Website to see how states perform on preventive services utilization rates and prevalence of health risk factors among adults aged 50 to 64.

Customize the data to:

  • Compare how a state performs relative to other states, national averages, and national target rates (Healthy People 2020)
  • Identify racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and health insurance coverage disparities
  • View common risk factors and underused preventive services
  • Support prevention and health promotion activities

The Prevention and Health Risk Indicators


  • Mammogram within past 2 years
  • Pap test within past 3 years
  • Colorectal cancer screening (had home blood stool test within past year or colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy within past 10 years)
  • Cholesterol screening within past 5 years


  • Influenza vaccination within past year
  • Ever had a pneumococcal vaccination among persons at risk

Up-to-date with Select Clinical Preventive Services:

  • Women up-to-date with select clinical preventive services (influenza vaccination, mammogram, Pap test, and colorectal cancer screening)
  • Men up-to-date with select clinical preventive services (influenza vaccination and colorectal screening)

Risk Factors:

  • No leisure-time physical activity within past month
  • Currently smoke
  • Binge drinking within past 30 days
  • Currently obese
  • Ever had high blood pressure

The companion research paper highlights the health challenges that many midlife adults face and the underutilization of potentially life-saving preventive services, and provides a comprehensive picture of critical disparities.  View the report here.

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