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State Summary: Missouri, 2015 Annual Report
Missouri
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Missouri, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of children in poverty
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High rate of high school graduation
Challenges
  • Low per capita public health funding
  • Low immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Limited availability of dentists
Highlights
  • In the past year, diabetes increased 16% from 9.6% to 11.1% of adults.
  • In the past year, disparity in health status by education level increased 40% from 20.5% to 28.7%.
  • In the past 2 years, smoking decreased 14% from 23.9% to 20.6% of adults.
  • In the past 5 years, children in poverty decreased 40% from 23.8% to 14.2% of children.
  • In the past 20 years, low birthweight increased 10% from 7.3% to 8.0% of 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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