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State Summary: Kansas, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Kansas
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Kansas, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of lifetime intimate partner violence in women
  • High percentage of prenatal care before the 3rd trimester
  • High percentage of children with special health care needs with a medical home
Challenges
  • Low percentage of publicly-funded women's health services needs met
  • Low prevalence of breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months
  • Low vaccination coverage in adolescents
Highlights
  • In Kansas, 28.4% of women ages 18 to 44 are obese and 15.9% of households are food insecure.
  • Publicly-funded women’s health services ranks 38th and uninsured women ranks 28th, but unintended pregnancy ranks 9th.
  • The state has high rates of teen births and suicides, as well as high rates of child and neonatal mortality with rankings in the bottom 20 in all four measures.
  • It has room for improvement in reducing infant child care cost (41st), increasing births at a baby-friendly facility (45th), and improving the mPINC score (40th).
  • Kansas ranks 8th in childhood immunizations, despite ranking 46th in adolescent immunizations.
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