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State Summary: Pennsylvania, 2015 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Pennsylvania, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
  • Low incidence of infectious disease
  • High immunization coverage among adolescents
  • High immunization coverage among children
  • High levels of air pollution
  • Low per capita public health funding
  • High rate of drug deaths
  • In the past year, children in poverty increased 15% from 16.9% to 19.4% of children.
  • In the past year, disparity in health status by education level increased 18% from 23.8% to 28.1%.
  • In the past 2 years, drug deaths increased 24% from 15.1 to 18.7 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 10 years, infant mortality increased 1% from 6.8 to 6.9 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths decreased 4% from 207.9 to 199.6 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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