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State Summary: Rhode Island, 2016 Annual Report
Rhode Island
2016 Annual Report
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State Findings: Rhode Island, 2016, 2016 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of children in poverty
  • High immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Higher number of primary care physicians
Challenges
  • High rate of drug deaths
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
Highlights
  • In the past four years, drug deaths increased 39% from 15.4 to 21.4 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity increased 25% from 22.5% to 28.1% of adults.
  • In the past two years, children in poverty decreased 42% from 23.2% to 13.4% of children.
  • In the past year, the percentage of the population without health insurance decreased 31% from 9.5% to 6.6%.
  • In the past year, infant mortality decreased 15% from 6.5 to 5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births.
WEBSITE: health.ri.gov
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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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