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State Summary: Arkansas, 2019 Health Of Women And Children Report
Arkansas
2019 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Arkansas, 2019, 2019 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking among women
  • Low cost of infant child care
  • Low prevalence of homeless family households
Challenges
  • High prevalence of diabetes among women
  • High prevalence of tobacco use during pregnancy
  • High teen birth rate
Highlights
  • In the past year, HPV immunization among females ages 13-17 increased 31% from 35.5% to 46.6%
  • In the past year, HPV immunization among males ages 13-17 decreased 28% from 33.6% to 24.3%
  • In the past year, teen births decreased 14% from 38.0 to 32.8 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19
  • In the past three years, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 48% from 13.8% to 20.4%
  • In the past three years, meningococcal immunization among children ages 13-17 increased 42% from 64.8% to 91.7%
  • In the past year, teen suicide increased 30% from 11.0 to 14.3 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
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