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State Summary: Mississippi, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Mississippi
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Mississippi, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High prevalence of cervical cancer screening
  • Low cost of infant child care
  • Low prevalence of substance dependence or abuse among adolescents
Challenges
  • High prevalence of obesity among women
  • High infant mortality rate
  • Low prevalence of neighborhood amenities
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, maternal mortality decreased 15% from 26.5 to 22.6 deaths per 100,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, physical inactivity among women ages 18-44 decreased 18% from 34.4% to 28.1%
  • Since the 2016 edition, infant mortality decreased 5% from 9.3 to 8.8 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use during pregnancy decreased 9% from 11.2% to 10.2% of live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen suicide increased 36% from 5.9 to 8.0 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
  • Since the 2016 edition, meningococcal immunization among adolescents ages 13-17 increased 25% from 46.0% to 57.4%
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