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State Summary: Texas, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Texas
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Texas, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low drug death rate in women
  • Low prevalence of smoking during pregnancy
  • Low prevalence of missed school days
Challenges
  • High percentage of uninsured women
  • Low percentage of home health visits
  • Low vaccination coverage in early childhood
Highlights
  • Texas ranks 48th in women's health compared to 34th in infants' health and 33rd in children's health.
  • It has room for improvement in clinical care measures for women and infants, ranking 49th and 43rd in women with dedicated health care providers and dental visits, respectively, and 42nd in prenatal care before the 3rd trimester.
  • Tobacco use is low in Texas, with only 4.3% of pregnant women and 13.8% of women smoking, and 5.9% of youth reporting tobacco use.
  • Texas ranks 50th in policies affecting women's health, with almost 30% of women ages 18 to 44 uninsured and only 16% of publicly-funded women’s health services needs met.
  • Texas ranks in the top 5 in high school graduation and missed school days.
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