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State Summary: Texas, 2017 Annual Report
Texas
2017 Annual Report
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State Findings: Texas, 2017, 2017 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low drug death rate
  • Low cancer death rate
Challenges
  • High percentage of uninsured population
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • Lower number of mental health providers
Highlights
  • In the past six years, children in poverty decreased 28% from 26.5% to 19.2% of children
  • In the past year, excessive drinking increased 12% from 17.3% to 19.4% of adults
  • In the past four years, drug deaths decreased 3% from 10.0 to 9.7 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, obesity increased 11% from 30.4% to 33.6% of adults
  • In the past five years, smoking decreased 26% from 19.2% to 14.3% of adults
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