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State Summary: West Virginia, 2015 Annual Report
West Virginia
2015 Annual Report
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State Findings: West Virginia, 2015, 2015 Annual Report
  • Low incidence of infectious disease
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High per capita public health funding
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High prevalence of diabetes
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • In the past year, lack of health insurance decreased 20% from 14.2% to 11.3% of the population.
  • In the past 2 years, drug deaths increased 47% from 22.0 to 32.4 per 100,000 population.
  • In the past 10 years, children in poverty increased 43% from 18.0% to 25.7% of children.
  • In the past 5 years, infant mortality has not changed at 7.4 per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past 20 years, low birthweight increased 31% from 7.2% to 9.4% of live births.
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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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