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State Summary: North Carolina, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
North Carolina
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: North Carolina, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low maternal mortality rate
  • High percentage of births at baby-friendly facilities
  • High percentage of developmental screening in early childhood
Challenges
  • High prevalence of lifetime intimate partner violence in women
  • High neonatal mortality rate
  • Low prevalence of neighborhood amenities
Highlights
  • North Carolina has room for improvement in measures of community & environment (48th).
  • In measures of community & environment for women (49th), the state ranks poorly in concentrated disadvantage, food insecurity, and lifetime intimate partner violence.
  • North Carolina ranks 43rd in outcomes for infants, ranking in the bottom 10 in infant mortality, low birthweight, and neonatal mortality.
  • North Carolina ranks 10th in the infants' behaviors category.
  • North Carolina ranks 4th in clinical care measures for children, ranking 1st in developmental screenings and HPV immunization among females, and 2nd in childhood immunizations.
WEBSITE: ncdhhs.gov
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