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State Summary: Arkansas, 2015 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Arkansas, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Small disparity in health status by education level
  • High per capita public health funding
  • Limited availability of dentists
  • Low immunization among adolescent females for HPV
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 11% from 34.4% to 30.7% of adults.
  • In the past year, disparity in health status by education level increased 5% from 24.2% to 25.4%.
  • In the past year, MCV4 immunizations increased 60% from 40.4% to 64.8% of adolescents.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty increased 18% from 25.2% to 29.7% of children.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths increased 10% from 196.9 to 216.9 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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