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State Summary: Delaware, 2015 Annual Report
Delaware
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Delaware, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • High per capita public health funding
  • Low percentage of uninsured population
  • High immunization coverage among adolescents
Challenges
  • High incidence of chlamydia
  • High violent crime rate
  • Limited availability of dentists
Highlights
  • In the past year, children in poverty decreased 27% from 22.7% to 16.6% of children.
  • In the past 2 years, obesity increased 14% from 26.9% to 30.7% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, infant mortality decreased 10% from 7.8 to 7.0 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past 10 years, air pollution decreased 34% from 14.6 to 9.7 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths decreased 10% from 222.1 to 199.1 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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