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State Summary: Massachusetts, 2015 Annual Report
Massachusetts
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Massachusetts, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • Low percentage of uninsured population
  • Low infant mortality rate
Challenges
  • Large disparity in health status by education level
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High violent crime rate
Highlights
  • In the past year, HPV immunization among females ages 13 to 17 years increased 26% from 39.3% to 49.5%
  • In the past year, drug deaths increased 13% from 12.1 to 13.7 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 2 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 21% from 70.8 to 56.2 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 20 years, cancer deaths decreased 14% from 215.8 to 185.6 per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, cardiovascular deaths decreased 47% from 388.4 to 205.6 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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