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State Summary: Massachusetts, 2017 Annual Report
Massachusetts
2017 Annual Report
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State Findings: Massachusetts, 2017, 2017 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of uninsured population
  • Low prevalence of obesity
  • Higher number of mental health providers
Challenges
  • High preventable hospitalization rate
  • High drug death rate
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment
Highlights
  • In the past five years, smoking decreased 25% from 18.2% to 13.6% of adults
  • In the past five years, drug deaths increased 69% from 11.7 to 19.8 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, cancer deaths decreased 4% from 190.3 to 183.6 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past two years, premature death increased 9% from 5,468 to 5,970 years lost before age 75 per 100,000 population
  • In the past 10 years, air pollution decreased 41% from 10.5 to 6.2 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
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