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State Summary: Virginia, 2015 Annual Report
Virginia
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Virginia, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low incidence of infectious disease
  • Low percentage of children in poverty
  • Low violent crime rate
Challenges
  • Large disparity in health status by education level
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • Low per capita public health funding
Highlights
  • In the past year, drug deaths increased 13% from 8.4 to 9.5 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 2 years, smoking increased 3% from 19.0% to 19.5% of adults.
  • In the past 10 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 34% from 74.0 to 49.0 per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 20 years, cancer deaths decreased 11% from 212.8 to 189.2 per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, cardiovascular deaths decreased 42% from 413.2 to 239.1 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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