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State Summary: Arkansas, 2016 Annual Report
Arkansas
2016 Annual Report
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State Findings: Arkansas, 2016, 2016 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High Tdap immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment
Challenges
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
Highlights
  • In the past two years, excessive drinking increased 12% from 13.7% to 15.3% of adults.
  • In the past year, children in poverty decreased 30% from 29.7% to 20.8% of children.
  • From the previous edition, violent crime increased 13% from 460 to 521 offenses per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, meningococcal immunization among adolescents ages 13 to 17 years increased 26% from 64.8% to 81.5%.
  • In the past five years, the percentage of the population without health insurance decreased 43% from 18.9% to 10.7%.
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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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