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State Summary: Washington, 2017 Annual Report
Washington
2017 Annual Report
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State Findings: Washington, 2017, 2017 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of smoking
  • Low preventable hospitalization rate
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight
Challenges
  • High incidence of pertussis
  • Low meningococcal immunization coverage among adolescents
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment
Highlights
  • In the past five years, smoking decreased 21% from 17.5% to 13.9% of adults
  • In the past year, diabetes increased 12% from 8.4% to 9.4% of adults
  • In the past five years, the percentage uninsured decreased 56% from 14.2% to 6.3% of the population
  • In the past five years, chlamydia increased 28% from 317.5 to 406.4 cases per 100,000 population
  • In the past 10 years, air pollution decreased 19% from 9.6 to 7.8 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
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