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State Summary: Alaska, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Alaska
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Alaska, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of publicly-funded women's health services needs met
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight births
  • High prevalence of protective family routines and habits among children ages 0-17
Challenges
  • High incidence of chlamydia among females
  • Low prevalence of well-baby visits
  • High teen suicide rate
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, drug deaths decreased 6% from 18.6 to 17.4 deaths per 100,000 females ages 15-44
  • Since the 2016 edition, infant mortality increased 26% from 5.4 to 6.8 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 15% from 28.9% to 33.1%
  • Since the 2016 edition, child mortality increased 22% from 27.9 to 34.0 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-18
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen suicide increased 16% from 30.3 to 35.1 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of publicly-funded women's health services increased 19% from 53% to 63%
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