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State Summary: Maryland, 2015 Annual Report
Maryland
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Maryland, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low percentage of children in poverty
Challenges
  • High levels of air pollution
  • High violent crime rate
  • Large disparity in health status by education level
Highlights
  • In the past year, drug deaths increased 10% from 12.2 to 13.4 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 15% from 25.3% to 21.4% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, lack of health insurance decreased 31% from 13.1% to 9.0% of the population.
  • In the past 5 years, public health funding decreased 31% from $109 to $75 per person.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths decreased 15% from 221.1 to 188.0 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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