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State Summary: West Virginia, 2016 Annual Report
West Virginia
2016 Annual Report
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State Findings: West Virginia, 2016, 2016 Annual Report
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low incidence of infectious disease
  • Low percentage of population without insurance
  • High rate of drug deaths
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • In the past three years, drug deaths increased 46% from 22.0 to 32.2 deaths per 100,000 population.
  • In the past year, high school graduation increased 6% from 81.4% to 86.5% of students.
  • In the past year, the percentage of the population without health insurance decreased 35% from 11.3% to 7.3%.
  • In the past year, public health funding increased 71% from $120 to $205 per person.
  • In the past 10 years, premature death increased 9% from 9,384 to 10,245 years lost per 100,000 population.
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