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State Summary: Tennessee, 2017 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
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State Findings: Tennessee, 2017, 2017 Annual Report
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Small disparity in health status by educational attainment
  • Low incidence of pertussis
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High violent crime rate
  • High premature death rate
  • In the past year, excessive drinking increased 29% from 11.2% to 14.4% of adults
  • In the past seven years, infant mortality decreased 16% from 8.2 to 6.9 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • In the past five years, obesity increased 19% from 29.2% to 34.8% of adults
  • In the past five years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 29% from 83.4 to 59.3 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees
  • In the past five years, drug deaths increased 27% from 15.7 to 19.9 deaths per 100,000 population
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