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State Summary: Iowa, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Iowa
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Iowa, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of unintended pregnancy
  • Low neonatal mortality rate
  • High rate of high school graduation
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking in women
  • Low percentage of births at baby-friendly facilities
  • Low vaccination coverage in adolescents
Highlights
  • Iowa is a great state for children's health, ranking 5th. At 22nd, the infant health ranking is lagging behind.
  • The state ranks 4th in youth drug or alcohol dependence or abuse and 6th in drug deaths among women, but ranks 49th in excessive drinking and 34th in alcohol during pregnancy.
  • Despite a top 10 ranking in infant outcomes, it ranks in the bottom 10 states in births in baby-friendly facilities and mPINC score.
  • Iowa ranks 44th in adolescent immunizations with 76.7% and 64.4% of adolescents ages 13 to 17 years receiving Tdap and MCV4, respectively.
  • In Iowa, 97.3% of children are insured and 80.2% report adequate insurance.
WEBSITE: idph.iowa.gov
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