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State Summary: Iowa, 2015 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Iowa, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low percentage of uninsured population
  • Low infant mortality rate
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 21% from 28.5% to 22.6% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, lack of health insurance decreased 29% from 10.1% to 7.2% of the population.
  • In the past 10 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 25% from 68.1 to 50.9 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths increased 6% from 182.6 to 193.7 per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased 45% from 8.8 to 4.8 deaths per 1,000 live births.
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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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