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State Summary: District of Columbia, 2016 Annual Report
District of Columbia
2016 Annual Report
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State Findings: District of Columbia, 2016, 2016 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of population without insurance
  • Higher number of primary care physicians
  • Higher number of primary care physicians
Challenges
  • High violent crime rate
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
Highlights
  • In the past four years, smoking decreased 23% from 20.8% to 16.0% of adults.
  • In the past five years, the percentage of the population without health insurance decreased 63% from 12.4% to 4.6%.
  • In the past two years, cardiovascular deaths increased 4% from 288.2 to 299.4 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • In the past five years, infant mortality decreased 41% from 11.9 to 7.0 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • In the past five years, infant mortality decreased 41% from 11.9 to 7.0 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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