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State Summary: Delaware, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Delaware
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Delaware, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of women with a dedicated provider
  • High mPINC survey score
  • Low prevalence of drug or alcohol dependence or abuse in children
Challenges
  • High prevalence of unintended pregnancy
  • Low percentage of well-baby visits
  • Low percentage of children with special health care needs with a medical home
Highlights
  • Delaware has a high prevalence of alcohol consumption during pregnancy (47th), but ranks 28th in excessive drinking among women ages 18 to 44.
  • The prevalence of women ages 18 to 44 who smoke is 19.1%, but the prevalence is lower during pregnancy at 5.2%.
  • Delaware has a high rate of drug deaths and a high prevalence of diabetes among women.
  • The greatest opportunities for improvement are in the infant behaviors (41st) and infant clinical care categories (35th).
  • The state ranks in the top 10 in adolescent well-visits and adolescent immunizations.
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