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State Summary: New Jersey, 2018 Annual Report
New Jersey
2018 Annual Report
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State Findings: New Jersey, 2018, 2018 Annual Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of high school graduation
  • Higher rate of dentists
  • Low infant mortality rate
Challenges
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity
  • Low per capita public health funding
  • Low immunization coverage among children
Highlights
  • In the past five years, drug deaths increased 120% from 8.0 to 17.6 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, high school graduation increased 9% from 83.0% to 90.1% of students
  • In the past five years, obesity increased 11% from 24.6% to 27.2% of adults
  • In the past 10 years, air pollution decreased 34% from 12.5 to 8.3 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
  • In the past 10 years, the percentage uninsured decreased 49% from 15.6% to 7.9% of the population
  • Since 1990, cancer deaths decreased 15% from 213.9 to 182.3 deaths per 100,000 population
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