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State Summary: Florida, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Florida
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Florida, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of smoking in women
  • Low prevalence of alcohol during pregnancy
  • Low prevalence of tobacco use in children
Challenges
  • High percentage of uninsured women
  • High percentage of low-risk cesarean deliveries
  • Low percentage of children with adequate health insurance
Highlights
  • Florida is far behind other states in the clinical care (49th) and policy (48th) categories.
  • It ranks 50th in flu vaccine for women and also ranks low in percentage of dental visits (44th) and percentage of dedicated health care providers (45th).
  • Fewer women smoke (8.5%) and drink alcohol (5.2%) during pregnancy in Florida than most other states.
  • The state ranks 43rd in both high school graduation (76.1%) and youth drug or alcohol dependence or abuse (5.8%).
  • In Florida, 5.1% of children missed 11 or more school days in the past year compared to 6.2% nationally.
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