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State Summary: Maryland, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Maryland
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Maryland, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High prevalence of well-woman visits
  • Low prevalence of 2+ adverse childhood experiences
  • Low prevalence of substance dependence or abuse among adolescents
Challenges
  • High percentage of low-risk cesarean deliveries
  • High prevalence of overweight or obesity among children
  • Low percentage of prenatal care before third trimester
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, maternal mortality decreased 9% from 25.7 to 23.5 deaths per 100,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, dedicated health care providers among women ages 18-44 increased 7% from 76.0% to 81.2%
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months decreased 14% from 26.6% to 23.0%
  • Since the 2016 edition, neonatal mortality increased 4% from 4.6 to 4.8 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, child mortality increased 5% from 19.9 to 20.9 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-18
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use among youth ages 12-17 decreased 7% from 6.0% to 5.6%
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