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State Summary: Tennessee, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Tennessee
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Tennessee, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking in women
  • Low cost of infant child care
  • High percentage of children with adequate health insurance
Challenges
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity in women
  • Low mPINC survey score
  • Low HPV vaccination coverage in adolescent females
Highlights
  • Tennessee ranks 44th in infants' health, 37th in women’s health, and 32nd in children’s health.
  • It ranks 48th in both the women's outcomes and infants’ policy categories.
  • Tennessee ranks 45th in obesity, 48th in physical inactivity, and 47th in diabetes among women ages 18 to 44.
  • Tennessee ranks in the top 10 in drug or alcohol dependence or abuse, adequate health insurance, and developmental screening for children.
  • There is room for improvement in the category community & environment for children, with all measures ranking in the bottom 13.
WEBSITE: tn.gov/health
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