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State Summary: Mississippi, 2016 Annual Report
Mississippi
2016 Annual Report
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State Findings: Mississippi, 2016, 2016 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low rate of drug deaths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment
Challenges
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High prevalence of low birthweight
Highlights
  • In the past year, physical inactivity increased 16% from 31.6% to 36.8% of adults.
  • In the past year, meningococcal immunization among adolescents ages 13 to 17 years increased 20% from 46.0% to 55.3%.
  • In the past eight years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 38% from 109.8 to 67.8 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past four years, diabetes increased 19% from 12.4% to 14.7% of adults.
  • In the past year, excessive drinking decreased 4% from 13.8% to 13.3% of adults.
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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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