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State Summary: Kentucky, 2019 Health Of Women And Children Report
Kentucky
2019 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Kentucky, 2019, 2019 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of uninsured women
  • Low cost of infant child care
  • High percentage of high school graduation
Challenges
  • High drug death rate among women
  • High prevalence of tobacco use during pregnancy
  • High prevalence of tobacco use among adolescents
Highlights
  • In the past year, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 14% from 18.5% to 21.1%
  • In the past year, substance use disorder among youth decreased 12% from 4.1% to 3.6%
  • In the past year, tobacco use during pregnancy decreased 8% from 19.5% to 17.9% of live births
  • In the past three years, drug deaths increased 52% from 23.0 to 34.9 deaths per 100,000 females ages 15-44
  • In the past three years, child mortality increased 15% from 28.0 to 32.1 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-19
  • In the past three years, excessive drinking among women ages 18-44 increased 31% from 14.0% to 18.3%
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