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State Summary: Rhode Island, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Rhode Island
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Rhode Island, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of cervical cancer screening
  • High mPINC survey score
  • Low child mortality rate
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking in women
  • High prevalence of alcohol during pregnancy
  • Low prevalence of supportive neighborhoods
Highlights
  • Rhode Island ranks 5th in women's health and 12th in children's health, but 28th in infants' health.
  • While ranking 2nd in the policy category, the state ranks 32nd in the behaviors category, with the most room for improvement in the infants' behaviors category (45th).
  • It ranks 2nd in clinical care measures for women ranking in the top 5 in cervical cancer screening, dental visits, flu vaccination, and well-woman visits.
  • There is room for improvement in clinical care measures for infants, with rankings of 42nd in well-baby checks and 33rd in low-risk cesarean delivery.
  • Rhode Island ranks 1st in adolescent immunizations and 11th in childhood immunizations.
WEBSITE: health.ri.gov
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