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State Summary: District of Columbia, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
District of Columbia
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: District of Columbia, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High prevalence of well-woman visits
  • Low prevalence of tobacco use during pregnancy
  • Low prevalence of missed school days
Challenges
  • High infant mortality rate
  • High prevalence of concentrated disadvantage
  • Low percentage of high school graduation
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, excessive drinking among women ages 18-44 increased 24% from 27.2% to 33.6%
  • Since the 2016 edition, maternal mortality decreased 11% from 40.7 to 36.1 deaths per 100,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 12% from 20.9% to 23.5%
  • Since the 2016 edition, neonatal mortality increased 17% from 4.8 to 5.6 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, Tdap immunization among adolescents ages 13-17 increased 6% from 81.4% to 86.5%
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen births decreased 10% from 28.4 to 25.6 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19
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