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State Summary: Washington, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
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2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Washington, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • High prevalence of children with health insurance
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight births
  • Low prevalence of overweight or obesity among children
Challenges
  • High cost of infant child care
  • Low prevalence of well-woman visits
  • High prevalence of homeless family households
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, dedicated health care providers among women ages 18-44 increased 8% from 67.9% to 73.5%
  • Since the 2016 edition, drug deaths increased 10% from 10.2 to 11.2 deaths per 100,000 females ages 15-44
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 24% from 25.5% to 31.6%
  • Since the 2016 edition, infant mortality decreased 4% from 4.9 to 4.7 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, immunizations among children ages 19-35 months increased 12% from 67.4% to 75.7%
  • Since the 2016 edition, child mortality increased 4% from 18.4 to 19.2 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-18
WEBSITE: doh.wa.gov
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