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State Summary: Arkansas, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Arkansas
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Arkansas, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of publicly-funded women's health services needs met
  • Low cost of infant child care
  • High percentage of children with adequate health insurance
Challenges
  • Low percentage of cervical cancer screening
  • Low prevalence of breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months
  • High teen birth rate
Highlights
  • There is little variation in women's (46th), infants' (49th), and children's (44th) health rankings in Arkansas.
  • There is room for improvement in all categories. The state ranks 49th in behaviors, 48th in clinical care, and 46th in community & environment and outcomes.
  • In Arkansas, 30.9% of households with children have a smoker, 16.6% of women report smoking during pregnancy, and 10.9% of youth report tobacco use.
  • Obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, and diabetes are widespread among women; 36.6% of women ages 18 to 44 are obese and 4.5% have diabetes.
  • Arkansas is doing well in policy measures for children, with a low number of homeless family households and high percentage of adequately insured children.
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