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State Summary: Virginia, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Virginia, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
  • Low prevalence of substance dependence or abuse among adolescents
  • Low prevalence of food insecurity
  • Low prevalence of missed school days
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • Low percentage of publicly-funded women's health services needs met
  • Low percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months
  • Since the 2016 edition, drug deaths increased 25% from 10.6 to 13.3 deaths per 100,000 females ages 15-44
  • Since the 2016 edition, smoking among women ages 18-44 decreased 15% from 18.3% to 15.6%
  • Since the 2016 edition, infant mortality decreased 8% from 6.3 to 5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, infant child care cost increased 19% from 10.7% to 12.7% of married couple's median income
  • Since the 2016 edition, teen suicide increased 9% from 9.0 to 9.8 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
  • Since the 2016 edition, tobacco use among youth ages 12-17 decreased 27% from 7.7% to 5.6%
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