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State Summary: Rhode Island, 2015 Annual Report
Rhode Island
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Rhode Island, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
  • High per capita public health funding
  • High immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Ready availability of primary care physicians
  • High rate of drug deaths
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Large disparity in health status by education level
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 16% from 26.9% to 22.5% of adults.
  • In the past 2 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 23% from 70.3 to 54.0 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 10 years, infant mortality increased 25% from 5.2 to 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past 20 years, cardiovascular deaths decreased 33% from 345.0 to 229.9 per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths decreased 7% from 207.7 to 192.4 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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