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State Summary: Pennsylvania, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Pennsylvania
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Pennsylvania, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of substance dependence or abuse among adolescents
  • High prevalence of women with a dedicated provider
  • High meningoccal vaccination coverage among adolecents
Challenges
  • High drug death rate among women
  • Low percentage of fluoridated water
  • Low prevalence of cervical cancer screening
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, drug deaths increased 38% from 19.1 to 26.4 deaths per 100,000 females ages 15-44
  • Since the 2016 edition, smoking among women ages 18-44 decreased 18% from 22.7% to 18.6%
  • Since the 2016 edition, infant mortality decreased 13% from 6.9 to 6.0 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use during pregnancy decreased 9% from 13.7% to 12.5% of live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen suicide increased 14% from 7.2 to 8.2 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use among youth ages 12-17 decreased 30% from 9.1% to 6.4%
WEBSITE: health.pa.gov
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