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State Summary: Alaska, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Alaska
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Alaska, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of diabetes in women
  • High prevalence of breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months
  • High prevalence of protective home environment in children ages 0-5
Challenges
  • High incidence of chlamydia
  • Low percentage of prenatal care before the 3rd trimester
  • High teen suicide rate
Highlights
  • There is wide variation in women's (31st), infants' (4th), and children's (47th) health rankings in Alaska.
  • The state ranks in the top 5 in infant outcomes, behaviors, and overall, but is lagging behind in children's and women's health.
  • It ranks 3rd in publicly-funded women’s health services with 53% of needs met.
  • It ranks 1st in low birthweight and neonatal mortality.
  • Alaska ranks in the bottom 5 in adolescent immunizations, high school graduation, well-woman visit, teen suicide, uninsured women, chlamydia, and lifetime intimate partner violence.
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