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State Summary: Missouri, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Missouri
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Missouri, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking in women
  • Low prevalence of alcohol during pregnancy
  • High rate of high school graduation
Challenges
  • Low percentage of dental visits in women
  • High percentage of household smoke
  • Low vaccination coverage in adolescents
Highlights
  • Missouri ranks in the bottom 10 in community & environment for infants, and policy and outcomes for women.
  • It ranks poorly in all four measures of smoking, but ranks well in excessive drinking in women (23rd) and alcohol during pregnancy (2nd).
  • Missouri ranks in the bottom 10 for women with diabetes, maternal mortality, food insecure households, and publicly-funded women’s health services.
  • There is a relatively low percentage of youth who abuse or are dependent on drugs or alcohol (4.9%) in the state, but a high percentage who use tobacco (10.6%).
  • The state ranks 39th in protective home environment in children ages 0-5, but 15th in supportive neighborhoods.
WEBSITE: health.mo.gov
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