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State Findings: Mississippi, 2021, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
Low prevalence of excessive drinking among women
High enrollment in early childhood education
Low prevalence of youth alcohol use
High percentage of children in poverty
High child mortality rate
High prevalence of physical inactivity among women
WIC coverage increased 19% from 49.2% to 58.7% of eligible children ages 1-4 between 2016 and 2018
Smoking decreased 28% from 26.4% to 18.9% of women ages 18-44 between 2013-2014 and 2018-2019
Low birthweight increased 9% from 11.3% to 12.3% of live births between 2014 and 2019
Teen suicide increased 97% from 5.9 to 11.6 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19 between 2012-2014 and 2017-2019
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