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State Summary: West Virginia, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
West Virginia
2018 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: West Virginia, 2018, 2018 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking among women
  • High percentage of high school graduation
  • Low maternal mortality rate
Challenges
  • High drug death rate among women
  • High percentage of preterm births
  • High prevalence of missed school days
Highlights
  • Since the 2016 edition, maternal mortality decreased 14% from 13.6 to 11.7 deaths per 100,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of uninsured women ages 18-44 decreased 44% from 11.8% to 6.6%
  • Since the 2016 edition, infant mortality decreased 5% from 7.4 to 7.0 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • Since the 2016 edition, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 65% from 11.5% to 19.0%
  • Since the 2016 edition, child mortality decreased 9% from 31.9 to 29.1 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-18
  • Since the 2016 edition, Tdap immunization among adolescents ages 13-17 increased 15% from 77.9% to 89.7%
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