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State Summary: West Virginia, 2017 Annual Report
West Virginia
2017 Annual Report
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State Findings: West Virginia, 2017, 2017 Annual Report
Strengths
  • High per capita public health funding
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low incidence of chlamydia
Challenges
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High drug death rate
Highlights
  • In the past year, drug deaths increased 10% from 32.2 to 35.3 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past three years, cardiovascular deaths decreased 3% from 303.7 to 295.5 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, diabetes increased 25% from 12.0% to 15.0% of adults
  • In the past 10 years, air pollution decreased 44% from 13.8 to 7.7 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
  • In the past five years, obesity increased 16% from 32.4% to 37.7% of adults
WEBSITE: dhhr.wv.gov
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