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State Summary: California, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
California
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: California, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of smoking in women
  • Low percentage of household smoke
  • Low prevalence of tobacco use in children
Challenges
  • High prevalence of concentrated disadvantage
  • Low percentage of well-baby visits
  • Low prevalence of supportive neighborhoods
Highlights
  • California ranks 2nd in outcomes, ranking 2nd in maternal mortality and drug deaths, 4th in infant mortality, 5th in neonatal mortality, 3rd in teen suicide, and 7th in child mortality.
  • The state ranks in the top 5 in all four measures of smoking.
  • California is one of the top states for infants’ health, ranking 5th overall.
  • In policy measures affecting children, it has room for improvement, ranking 44th in adequate health insurance and 40th in homeless family households.
  • It ranks well in some measures of community & environment for children, such as adverse childhood experiences and neighborhood amenities, but poorly in supportive neighborhoods and protective home environment.
WEBSITE: cdph.ca.gov
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