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State Summary: Colorado, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Colorado
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Colorado, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of obesity in women
  • Low infant mortality rate
  • Low prevalence of overweight or obesity in children
Challenges
  • Low percentage of well-woman visits
  • High cost of infant child care
  • High prevalence of drug or alcohol dependence or abuse in children
Highlights
  • While obesity, diabetes, and physical inactivity prevalence are low in women ages 18 to 44, drug death rates and excessive drinking are high.
  • Colorado has a high percentage of births weighing less than 2,500 grams (38th), but maintains a low infant mortality rate (5th).
  • It ranks in the top 10 in neighborhood amenities for children (1st), protective home environment (ages 0 to 5) (8th), and adverse childhood experiences (9th).
  • Colorado ranks in the bottom 10 for children with health insurance and homeless family households.
  • Colorado has a high rate of teen suicide at 12.9 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15 to 19 years, compared to 8.4 deaths per 100,000 adolescents nationally.
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