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State Summary: Washington, 2015 Annual Report
Washington
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: Washington, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Small disparity in health status by education level
  • Low incidence of infectious disease
  • Low rate of cardiovascular deaths
Challenges
  • Low rate of high school graduation
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
Highlights
  • In the past year, excessive drinking increased 2% from 18.4% to 18.8% of adults.
  • In the past year, disparity in health status by education level decreased 30% from 37.5% to 26.2%.
  • In the past 10 years, cancer deaths decreased 6% from 194.9 to 182.8 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 20 years, cardiovascular deaths decreased 34% from 323.5 to 212.9 per 100,000 population.
  • Since 1990, children in poverty increased 42% from 11.8% to 16.8% of children.
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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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