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State Summary: Alabama, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Alabama
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Alabama, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking in women
  • Low cost of infant child care
  • High percentage of children with special health care needs with a medical home
Challenges
  • High prevalence of diabetes in women
  • High infant mortality rate
  • Low prevalence of protective home environment in children ages 6-17
Highlights
  • Alabama ranks in the top 10 in maternal mortality, lifetime intimate partner violence, excessive drinking, homeless family households, infant child care cost, and high childhood immunization coverage.
  • The state ranks in the bottom 10 in the behaviors and outcomes categories.
  • The prevalence of diabetes in women is the highest in the nation, along with high rates of obesity and physical inactivity in this population.
  • Alabama ranks 49th in infant outcomes due to poor scores in infant mortality, low birthweight, neonatal mortality, and preterm birth.
  • The state ranks in the bottom 10 in child mortality, protective home environment (ages 0 to 17), and neighborhood amenities.
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