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State Summary: Virginia, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Virginia
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Virginia, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of food insecurity
  • High percentage of well-baby visits
  • Low prevalence of adverse childhood experiences
Challenges
  • Low percentage of publicly-funded women's health services needs met
  • Low percentage of births at baby-friendly facilities
  • Low percentage of children with special health care needs with a medical home
Highlights
  • Virginia ranks 9th in children's health but 17th in women's and infants' health.
  • Virginia is doing well in the behaviors (7th) and community & environment (6th) categories, but has room for improvement in both infants' (35th) and women's policy (37th) measures.
  • Virginia ranks 36th in women with a dedicated health care provider, 34th in unintended pregnancy, and 25th in uninsured women.
  • Virginia ranks 10th in concentrated disadvantage, 24th and 29th in protective home environment (0-5, 6-17, respectively) and 27th in neighborhood amenities.
  • Virginia ranks 7th in drug or alcohol dependence or abuse among children ages 12 to 17.
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