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Executive SummaryIntroductionExplore the Health of Women, Children and InfantsFindingsThe Health of Women and Children between StatesThe Health of Women and Children within StatesHealthy Communities for ChildrenClinical Preventive Services for ChildrenRacial Disparities in Measures of MortalityVariations in SmokingMeasures of Women's HealthBehaviors | Measures of Women’s HealthCommunity & Environment | Measures of Women’s HealthPolicy | Measures of Women’s HealthClinical Care | Measures of Women’s HealthOutcomes | Measures of Women’s HealthMeasures of Infants' HealthBehaviors | Measures of Infants’ HealthCommunity & Environment | Measures of Infants’ HealthPolicy | Measures of Infants’ HealthClinical Care | Measures of Infants’ HealthOutcomes | Measures of Infants’ HealthMeasures of Children's HealthBehaviors | Measures of Children’s HealthCommunity & Environment | Measures of Children’s HealthPolicy | Measures of Children’s HealthClinical Care | Measures of Children’s HealthOutcomes | Measures of Children’s HealthState SummariesAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesAppendixData Sources and Measures of Women’s HealthData Sources and Measures of Infants’ HealthData Sources and Measures of Children’s HealthMethodologyModel DevelopmentAmerica’s Health Rankings® Health of Women and Children Steering GroupThe Team
When examining women, infants, and children separately, variations emerge in the rankings within many states (Table 4). For example, Massachusetts ranks in the top five for women and children, but ranks 7th for infants. Arizona ranks 43rd overall, but ranks 20th for infants and 49th for children. The largest variations in scores between the three populations occur in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming. In all five of these states, children score dramatically lower than women and infants score. Meanwhile, there is little variation among the scores of the three populations in Maine, Mississippi, Virginia, Kansas, and Delaware. Table 4 displays the overall and individual scores for women, infants, and children shaded by quintile of rank.
The summary table on the state summaries displays a line graph to demonstrate how each state compares with the average US score in each model category (behaviors, community & environment, policy, clinical care, and outcomes), in each population group (women, infants, and children), and overall. Figures 3 to 5 show the geographic distribution of rankings by state for each population group.
Table 4 - Women, Infants, and Children—Overall and Individual Population Scores Shaded by Quintile of Rank, 2016












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