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State Summary: Texas, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Texas
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Texas, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of tobacco use during pregnancy
  • Low drug death rate among women
  • High percentage of high school graduation
Challenges
  • Low prevalence of cervical cancer screening
  • Low prevalence of well-baby visits
  • Low prevalence of supportive neighborhoods
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, obesity among women ages 18-44 increased 17% from 27.1% to 31.6%
  • Since the 2016 edition, maternal mortality increased 9% from 31.5 to 34.2 deaths per 100,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 15% from 21.3% to 24.6%
  • Since the 2016 edition, neonatal mortality decreased 5% from 3.9 to 3.7 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use among youth ages 12-17 decreased 25% from 5.9% to 4.4%
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen suicide increased 13% from 8.7 to 9.8 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
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