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State Summary: Arkansas, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Arkansas
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Arkansas, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking among women
  • Low prevalence of alcohol consumption in last three months of pregnancy
  • Low prevalence of substance dependence or abuse among adolescents
Challenges
  • Low state mPINC survey score
  • Low percentage of prenatal care before third trimester
  • High teen birth rate
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of uninsured women ages 18-44 decreased 31% from 18.8% to 13.0%
  • Since the 2016 edition, drug deaths increased 13% from 12.0 to 13.5 deaths per 100,000 females ages 15-44
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 38% from 13.8% to 19.1%
  • Since the 2016 edition, preterm births increased 8% from 10.0% to 10.8% of live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, meningococcal immunization among adolescents ages 13-17 increased 38% from 64.8% to 89.1%
  • Since the 2016 edition, child mortality decreased 8% from 32.5 to 29.9 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-18
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