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State Summary: Pennsylvania, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Pennsylvania
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Pennsylvania, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of food insecurity
  • High percentage of home health visits
  • High vaccination coverage in adolescents
Challenges
  • High drug death rate in women
  • High prevalence of smoking during pregnancy
  • High prevalence of homeless family households
Highlights
  • Despite a ranking of 8th in the children’s behaviors category, Pennsylvania ranks 50th in infants’ behaviors.
  • The state ranks 26th in excessive drinking in women but 42nd in alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
  • Pennsylvania has room for improvement in infant outcomes, ranking in the bottom 20 in infant mortality, neonatal mortality, and low birthweight.
  • In Pennsylvania 95.9% of children are insured (19th) and 80.9% report adequate insurance (3rd).
  • It is doing well in clinical care measures for children, ranking 1st in MCV4 immunization coverage for adolescents and 5th in childhood immunizations.
WEBSITE: health.pa.gov
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