State Findings: Arkansas, 2022, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
Low prevalence of alcohol use among youth
High prevalence of physical activity among children
High prevalence of well-woman visits
High child mortality rate
Low percentage of female college graduates
Low prevalence of food sufficiency among children
Frequent mental distress increased 55% from 17.9% to 27.8% of women ages 18-44 between 2014-2015 and 2019-2020.
Neonatal abstinence syndrome decreased 38% from 4.2 to 2.6 diagnoses per 1,000 birth hospitalizations between 2017 and 2019.
Mortality increased 31% from 129.6 to 169.3 deaths per 100,000 women ages 20-44 between 2019 and 2020.
Infant mortality decreased 11% from 8.2 to 7.3 deaths per 1,000 live births between 2016-2017 and 2018-2019.
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