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State Summary: Massachusetts, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Massachusetts
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Massachusetts, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of uninsured women
  • Low infant mortality rate
  • Low teen birth rate
Challenges
  • High cost of infant child care
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking among women
  • High prevalence of homeless family households
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, drug deaths increased 51% from 13.1 to 19.8 deaths per 100,000 females ages 15-44
  • Since the 2016 edition, smoking among women ages 18-44 decreased 22% from 15.2% to 11.8%
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use during pregnancy decreased 8% from 6.2% to 5.7% of live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, neonatal mortality decreased 3% from 3.2 to 3.1 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, child mortality increased 4% from 14.3 to 14.9 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-18
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen births decreased 11% from 10.6 to 9.4 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19
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