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State Summary: Rhode Island, 2019 Annual Report
Rhode Island
2019 Annual Report
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State Findings: Rhode Island, 2019, 2019 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low violent crime rate
  • High rate of primary care physicians
  • Low percentage of uninsured population
Challenges
  • Low rate of dentists
  • Large difference in health status by high school education
  • High drug death rate
Highlights
  • In the past three years, drug deaths increased 39% from 21.4 to 29.7 deaths per 100,000 population
  • In the past five years, high school graduation increased 9% from 77.0% to 84.1% of students
  • In the past 15 years, air pollution decreased 35% from 11.3 to 7.3 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
  • In the past 10 years, chlamydia increased 66% from 300.3 to 498.5 cases per 100,000 population
  • Since its peak in 1993, violent crime decreased 53% from 462 to 219 offenses per 100,000 population
  • In the past year, frequent mental distress decreased 16% from 14.6% to 12.3% of adults after increasing each year since 2015
WEBSITE: health.ri.gov
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