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State Summary: West Virginia, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
West Virginia
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: West Virginia, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking in women
  • Low prevalence of alcohol during pregnancy
  • Low prevalence of homeless family households
Challenges
  • High drug death rate in women
  • High percentage of household smoke
  • High prevalence of tobacco use in children
Highlights
  • West Virginia ranks 50th in outcomes for children and 50th in community & environment for infants, but ranks 2nd in policies affecting women and 7th in policies affecting children.
  • The state ranks 50th in all four measures related to tobacco use and smoke exposure, but 1st in both excessive drinking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
  • While West Virginia ranks 10th in maternal mortality, it ranks 44th in infant mortality, 38th in neonatal mortality, and 45th in child mortality.
  • It ranks 17th in supportive neighborhoods, but ranks in the bottom 10 in the other four measures of community & environment for children.
  • The state ranks 50th in childhood immunizations at 63.4% of children ages 19 to 35 months.
  • West Virginia ranks 50th in outcomes for children and 50th in community & environment for infants, but ranks 2nd in policies affecting women and 7th in policies affecting children.
  • The state ranks 50th in all four measures related to tobacco use and smoke exposure, but 1st in both excessive drinking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
  • While West Virginia ranks 10th in maternal mortality, it ranks 44th in infant mortality, 38th in neonatal mortality, and 45th in child mortality.
  • It ranks 17th in supportive neighborhoods, but ranks in the bottom 10 in the other four measures of community & environment for children.
  • The state ranks 50th in childhood immunizations at 63.4% of children ages 19 to 35 months.
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