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State Summary: Mississippi, 2017 Annual Report
Mississippi
2017 Annual Report
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State Findings: Mississippi, 2017, 2017 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low drug death rate
Challenges
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High cardiovascular death rate
Highlights
  • In the past five years, low birthweight decreased 6% from 12.1% to 11.4% of live births
  • In the past five years, children in poverty increased 23% from 24.4% to 29.9% of children
  • In the past five years, infant mortality decreased 11% from 9.9 to 8.8 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • In the past year, drug deaths increased 5% from 11.0 to 11.5 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, chlamydia decreased 20% from 721.8 to 580.2 cases per 100,000 population
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