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State Summary: Rhode Island, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Rhode Island
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Rhode Island, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of prenatal care before third trimester
  • High prevalence of well-woman visits
  • High immunization coverage among adolescents
Challenges
  • High prevalence of overweight or obesity among children
  • High neonatal mortality rate
  • High drug death rate among women
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, smoking among women ages 18-44 decreased 34% from 18.1% to 11.9%
  • Since the 2016 edition, drug deaths increased 44% from 12.4 to 17.9 deaths per 100,000 females ages 15-44
  • Since the 2016 edition, infant mortality decreased 20% from 6.5 to 5.2 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 54% from 17.3% to 26.6%
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use among youth ages 12-17 decreased 9% from 6.8% to 6.2%
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen suicide decreased 44% from 8.4 to 4.7 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
WEBSITE: health.ri.gov
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