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State Summary: Alaska, 2017 Annual Report
Alaska
2017 Annual Report
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State Findings: Alaska, 2017, 2017 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight
  • Low prevalence of diabetes
Challenges
  • High violent crime rate
  • High percentage of uninsured population
  • High incidence of chlamydia
Highlights
  • In the past five years, children in poverty increased 24% from 14.8% to 18.3% of children
  • In the past year, drug deaths decreased 3% from 16.0 to 15.6 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, infant mortality increased 26% from 5.3 to 6.7 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • In the past two years, violent crime increased 26% from 640 to 804 offenses per 100,000 population
  • In the past 10 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 38% from 58.2 to 36.0 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
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