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State Summary: Iowa, 2019 Annual Report
Iowa
2019 Annual Report
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State Findings: Iowa, 2019, 2019 Annual Report
Strengths
  • High percentage of high school graduation
  • Low prevalence of low birthweight
  • Low prevalence of frequent mental distress
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • Large difference in health status by high school education
Highlights
  • Since 2012, smoking decreased 19% from 20.4% to 16.6% of adults
  • Since 2007, drug deaths increased 152% from 4.2 to 10.6 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, chlamydia increased 19% from 371.5 to 441.6 cases per 100,000 population
  • In the past year, violent crime decreased 15% from 293 to 250 offenses per 100,000 population after increasing from 2012 to 2018
  • In the past four years, infant mortality increased 21% from 4.7 to 5.7 deaths per 1,000 live births
  • In the past two years, mental health providers increased 16% from 134.7 to 155.7 per 100,000 population
WEBSITE: idph.iowa.gov
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