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State Summary: Nevada, 2015 Annual Report
Nevada
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Nevada, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low infant mortality rate
  • Low rate of preventable hospitalizations
Challenges
  • Low per capita public health funding
  • Low rate of high school graduation
  • High percentage of uninsured population
Highlights
  • In the past year, smoking decreased 12% from 19.4% to 17.0% of adults.
  • In the past year, immunizations among children ages 19 to 35 months increased 12% from 60.6% to 67.7%.
  • In the past 5 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 20% from 57.4 to 45.7 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 20 years, children in poverty increased 46% from 16.4% to 23.9% of children.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths decreased 11% from 211.8 to 188.1 per 100,000 population.
WEBSITE: dhhs.nv.gov
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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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