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State Summary: Washington, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Washington
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Washington, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of physical inactivity in women
  • Low percentage of household smoke
  • High prevalence of protective home environment in children ages 0-17
Challenges
  • High prevalence of lifetime intimate partner violence in women
  • High cost of infant child care
  • High prevalence of homeless family households
Highlights
  •  Washington ranks 14th in obesity among women and 6th in overweight or obese youth.
  • It ranks 46th in cervical cancer screening, and only 67.9% and 61.2% of women report having a dedicated health care provider and a well-woman visit, respectively.
  • Washington does well in birth outcomes, ranking 3rd in both neonatal mortality and preterm birth and in the top 10 in infant mortality and low birthweight.
  • It ranks in the top 10 in both protective home environment measures for children.
  • The state ranks 9th in child mortality but 36th in teen suicide, which contributes to child mortality.
  • It ranks 46th in cervical cancer screening, and only 67.9% and 61.2% of women report having a dedicated health care provider and a well-woman visit, respectively.
  • Washington does well in birth outcomes, ranking 3rd in both neonatal mortality and preterm birth and in the top 10 in infant mortality and low birthweight.
  • It ranks in the top 10 in both protective home environment measures for children.
  • The state ranks 9th in child mortality but 36th in teen suicide, which contributes to child mortality.
WEBSITE: doh.wa.gov
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