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State Summary: Georgia, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Georgia
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Georgia, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking in women
  • Low prevalence of smoking during pregnancy
  • Low prevalence of missed school days
Challenges
  • High prevalence of concentrated disadvantage
  • Low percentage of home health visits
  • Low rate of high school graduation
Highlights
  • There is wide variation in the women's (44th) and infants' (48th) health ranks compared with the children's (26th) health rank.
  • Georgia scores poorly in women’s and infants’ policy and outcomes measures with ranks in the bottom 5 in uninsured women, maternal mortality, unintended pregnancy, home health visits, low birthweight, and neonatal mortality.
  • Georgia ranks well in excessive drinking (11th), smoking (12th), and drug deaths (11th) among women.
  • The state ranks in the top 10 in children’s measures water fluoridation, developmental screening, HPV immunization in females, missed school days, and teen suicide.
  • It has room for improvement in high school graduation (46th), overweight or obese youth (42nd), neighborhood amenities (41st), and children with health insurance (41st)
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