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State Summary: Arkansas, 2018 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
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State Findings: Arkansas, 2018, 2018 Annual Report
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low drug death rate
  • High meningococcal and Tdap immunization coverage among among adolescents
  • High prevalence of smoking
  • High cardiovascular death rate
  • Lower rate of dentists
  • In the past five years, excessive drinking increased 23% from 12.8% to 15.8% of adults
  • In the past five years, children in poverty decreased 21% from 28.5% to 22.5% of children ages 0 to 17
  • In the past three years, air pollution decreased 27% from 9.7 to 7.1 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
  • In the past four years, premature death increased 5% from 9,656 to 10,099 years lost before age 75 per 100,000 population
  • In the past 25 years, cancer deaths increased 4% from 209.6 to 218.6 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, cardiovascular deaths increased 6% from 311.7 to 330.2 deaths per 100,000 population
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