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State Summary: North Carolina, 2015 Annual Report
North Carolina
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: North Carolina, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High immunization among adolescent females for HPV
  • High immunization coverage among children
  • Large disparity in health status by education level
  • Low per capita public health funding
  • High infant mortality rate
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 13% from 26.6% to 23.2% of adults.
  • In the past year, HPV immunization among females ages 13 to 17 years increased 64.6% from 32.8% to 54.0%
  • In the past 2 years, disparity in health status by education level increased 13% from 32.1% to 36.4%.
  • In the past 10 years, premature death decreased 9% from 8,396 to 7,604 years lost per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, cardiovascular deaths decreased 42% from 430.3 to 251.1 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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