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State Summary: Kentucky, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Kentucky
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Kentucky, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking in women
  • Low prevalence of alcohol during pregnancy
  • High percentage of fluoridated water
Challenges
  • High prevalence of smoking in women
  • High percentage of household smoke
  • High prevalence of adverse childhood experiences
Highlights
  • There is little variation in women's (33rd), infants' (36th), and children's (35th) health rankings.
  • Kentucky ranks in the bottom 10 in most community & environment measures, except lifetime intimate partner violence (35th), infant child care cost (7th), and supportive neighborhoods (26th).
  • Drug deaths in women are high (23.0 deaths per 100,000), but youth drug or alcohol dependence or abuse is low (4.3%).
  • Kentucky ranks in the bottom 10 in the infant measures exclusively breastfed, household smoke, low-risk cesarean delivery, and preterm birth.
  • The state ranks in the top 10 in the children’s measures high school graduation, drug dependence or abuse, homeless family households, water fluoridation, and medical home for special care child.
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