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State Summary: Kentucky, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Kentucky
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Kentucky, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low cost of infant child care
  • High prevalence of well-woman visits
  • Low prevalence of substance dependence or abuse among adolescents
Challenges
  • High prevalence of tobacco use during pregnancy
  • High prevalence of smoking among women
  • Low prevalence of neighborhood amenities
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, drug deaths increased 27% from 23.0 to 29.1 deaths per 100,000 females ages 15-44
  • Since the 2016 edition, well-woman visits among women ages 18-44 increased 9% from 67.6% to 73.7%
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use during pregnancy decreased 6% from 20.7% to 19.5% of live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, neonatal mortality decreased 5% from 4.1 to 3.9 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen suicide increased 25% from 9.5 to 11.9 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
  • Since the 2016 edition, meningococcal immunization among adolescents ages 13-17 increased 10% from 78.2% to 85.9%
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