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State Summary: Wisconsin, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Wisconsin
2016 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Wisconsin, 2016, 2016 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of diabetes in women
  • High percentage of births at baby-friendly facilities
  • Low percentage of uninsured children
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking in women
  • High prevalence of alcohol during pregnancy
  • High prevalence of drug or alcohol dependence or abuse in children
Highlights
  • Wisconsin ranks in the top 16 in all categories except behaviors (44th), mainly due to high rates of excessive drinking in women, alcohol consumption and smoking during pregnancy, and tobacco use and drug or alcohol dependence or abuse among youth.
  • In the state 27.6% of women are obese (31st), but only 1.9% report having diabetes (1st).
  • Wisconsin ranks in the top 10 in cervical cancer screening, women with a dedicated health care provider, uninsured women, and maternal mortality.
  • Wisconsin ranks 40th in infant child care cost at 13.7% of married couple’s median income.
  • Wisconsin ranks in the top 10 in high school graduation and missed school days.
  • Wisconsin ranks in the top 16 in all categories except behaviors (44th), mainly due to high rates of excessive drinking in women, alcohol consumption and smoking during pregnancy, and tobacco use and drug or alcohol dependence or abuse among youth.
  • In the state 27.6% of women are obese (31st), but only 1.9% report having diabetes (1st).
  • Wisconsin ranks in the top 10 in cervical cancer screening, women with a dedicated health care provider, uninsured women, and maternal mortality.
  • Wisconsin ranks 40th in infant child care cost at 13.7% of married couple’s median income.
  • Wisconsin ranks in the top 10 in high school graduation and missed school days.
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