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State Summary: Massachusetts, 2016 Annual Report
Massachusetts
2016 Annual Report
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State Findings: Massachusetts, 2016, 2016 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • Low percentage of population without insurance
  • Higher number of primary care physicians
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High incidence of Salmonella
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment
Highlights
  • In the past three years, drug deaths increased 34% from 11.7 to 15.7 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • In the past two years, smoking decreased 16% from 16.6% to 14.0% of adults.
  • In the past year, children in poverty decreased 16% from 17.6% to 14.8% of children.
  • In the past 10 years, the percentage of the population without health insurance decreased 70% from 10.3% to 3.1%.
  • In the past year, premature death increased 5% from 5,468 to 5,755 years lost per 100,000 population.
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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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