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State Summary: Delaware, 2017 Annual Report
Delaware
2017 Annual Report
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State Findings: Delaware, 2017, 2017 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of uninsured population
  • Low prevalence of frequent physical distress
  • High HPV immunization coverage among adolescent females
Challenges
  • High infant mortality rate
  • Lower number of dentists
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment
Highlights
  • In the past year, low birthweight increased 12% from 8.3% to 9.3% of live births
  • In the past five years, the percentage uninsured decreased 46% from 10.7% to 5.8% of the population
  • In the past 10 years, drug deaths increased 147% from 8.1 to 20.0 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, cancer deaths decreased 3% from 202.8 to 197.2 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past two years, violent crime increased 4% from 491 to 509 offenses per 100,000 population
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