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State Summary: Alaska, 2016 Annual Report
Alaska
2016 Annual Report
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State Findings: Alaska, 2016, 2016 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of children in poverty
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight
  • Low prevalence of diabetes
Challenges
  • Low percentage of high school graduation
  • High violent crime rate
  • High percentage of population without insurance
Highlights
  • In the past year, children in poverty decreased 20% from 15.6% to 12.5% of children.
  • In the past year, Salmonella incidence decreased 22% from 11.9 to 9.3 cases per 100,000 population.
  • In the past two years, violent crime increased 21% from 603 to 730 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • In the past seven years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 42% from 62.4 to 36.0 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past year, infant mortality increased 13% from 5.4 to 6.1 deaths per 1,000 live births.
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The 2012–2016 data in the above graphs are not directly comparable with prior years. See Methodology for additional information.

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