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State Summary: Alaska, 2015 Annual Report
Alaska
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Alaska, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • High per capita public health funding
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight
  • Low prevalence of diabetes
Challenges
  • High incidence of chlamydia
  • Low immunization coverage among adolescents
  • High violent crime rate
Highlights
  • In the past year, smoking decreased 12% from 22.6% to 19.9% of adults.
  • In the past year, HPV immunization among females ages 13 to 17 years increased 27% from 27.1% to 34.4%
  • In the past 2 years, obesity increased 16% from 25.7% to 29.7% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 24% from 53.1 to 40.1 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Since 1990, violent crime increased 41% from 455 to 640 offenses per 100,000 population.
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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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