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State Summary: Tennessee, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Tennessee
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Tennessee, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of high school graduation
  • High prevalence of cervical cancer screening
  • Low prevalence of alcohol consumption in last three months of pregnancy
Challenges
  • High prevalence of overweight or obesity among children
  • High prevalence of household smoke
  • High prevalence of obesity among women
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, maternal mortality increased 21% from 19.2 to 23.3 deaths per 100,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, excessive drinking among women ages 18-44 increased 34% from 11.5% to 15.4%
  • Since the 2016 edition, infant child care cost increased 41% from 8.2% to 11.6% of married couple's median income
  • Since the 2016 edition, preterm births increased 2% from 10.8% to 11.0% of live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen suicide increased 14% from 9.8 to 11.2 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use among youth ages 12-17 decreased 24% from 9.9% to 7.5%
WEBSITE: tn.gov/health
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