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State Summary: New Jersey, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
New Jersey
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: New Jersey, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of lifetime intimate partner violence in women
  • Low infant mortality rate
  • Low prevalence of adverse childhood experiences
Challenges
  • High maternal mortality rate
  • High percentage of low-risk cesarean deliveries
  • Low percentage of children with adequate health insurance
Highlights
  • While New Jersey ranks 19th overall, it ranks 41st in policy and 43rd in clinical care categories, and 50th in infant clinical care and 45th in policies affecting children.
  • It ranks in the top 10 in three smoking measures —smoking among women, smoking during pregnancy, and household smoke.
  • New Jersey ranks 2nd in cervical cancer screening and 3rd in well-woman visits, but ranks 43rd in flu vaccination among women ages 18 to 44.
  • It ranks in the top 5 for the children’s measures child mortality, teen suicide, teen births, adolescent well-visits, adverse childhood experiences, high school graduation, and overweight or obese youth.
  • In New Jersey only 14.7% of the population receives community fluoridated water (49th).
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