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State Summary: Alabama, 2015 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Alabama, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High immunization coverage among children
  • Small disparity in health status by education level
  • Low immunization among adolescent males for HPV
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • High infant mortality rate
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 12% from 31.5% to 27.6% of adults.
  • In the past year, excessive drinking increased 8% from 12.3% to 13.3% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, disparity in health status by education level decreased 31% from 29.4% to 20.2%.
  • In the past 10 years, infant mortality increased 2% from 8.5 to 8.7 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty decreased 4% from 26.2% to 25.2% of children.
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*Negative value denotes below US average; positive value denotes above US average. **Difference in the percentage of adults aged 25 and older with vs. without a high school education who report their health is very good or excellent.

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