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State Summary: Mississippi, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Mississippi
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Mississippi, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking in women
  • Low cost of infant child care
  • Low prevalence of homeless family households
Challenges
  • High prevalence of concentrated disadvantage
  • Low prevalence of breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months
  • High child mortality rate
Highlights
  • Mississippi ranks 50th in all three populations - women’s, infants’, and children’s health.
  • It ranks 50th in the behaviors, community & environment, and outcomes categories.
  • It ranks above average in alcohol during pregnancy (23rd), infant child care cost (2nd), and prenatal care before the 3rd trimester (11th).
  • The state has the lowest rate of homeless households at 2.1 per 10,000 households and the 5th lowest teen suicide rate at 5.9 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15 to 19 years.
  • Mississippi ranks 50th in infant mortality, child mortality, low birthweight, neonatal mortality, and preterm birth, but ranks 40th in maternal mortality.
WEBSITE: msdh.ms.gov
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