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State Summary: West Virginia, 2019 Annual Report
West Virginia
2019 Annual Report
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State Findings: West Virginia, 2019, 2019 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • Low incidence of chlamydia
  • High immunization coverage among children
Challenges
  • High prevalence of obesity
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High premature death rate
Highlights
  • Drug deaths increased 50% from 32.2 to 48.3 deaths per 100,000 population in the past three years, and 120% since 2007
  • In the past year, violent crime decreased 17% from 351 to 290 offenses per 100,000 population after steadily increasing since 1990
  • In the past three years, occupational fatalities increased 26% from 6.8 to 8.6 deaths per 100,000 workers
  • In the past year, frequent mental distress increased 9% from 17.3% to 18.9% of adults
  • In the past seven years, immunizations among children ages 19-35 months increased 23% from 60.9% to 74.7%
  • Since 2003, air pollution decreased 47% from 14.4 to 7.6 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter
WEBSITE: dhhr.wv.gov
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