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State Summary: North Carolina, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
North Carolina
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: North Carolina, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High prevalence of cervical cancer screening
  • Low prevalence of substance dependence or abuse among adolescents
  • High immunization coverage among children
Challenges
  • High infant mortality rate
  • Low prevalence of neighborhood amenities
  • High incidence of chlamydia among females
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, maternal mortality increased 31% from 12.1 to 15.8 deaths per 100,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, dedicated health care providers among women ages 18-44 increased 9% from 69.0% to 75.0%
  • Since the 2016 edition, low birthweight increased 2% from 8.9% to 9.1% of live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, preterm births increased 5% from 9.7% to 10.2% of live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen suicide increased 21% from 7.8 to 9.4 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use among youth ages 12-17 decreased 19% from 7.3% to 5.9%
WEBSITE: ncdhhs.gov
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