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State Summary: Mississippi, 2019 Health Of Women And Children Report
Mississippi
2019 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Mississippi, 2019, 2019 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking among women
  • Low cost of infant child care
  • High prevalence of children with adequate health insurance
Challenges
  • High percentage of uninsured women
  • Low percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months
  • High prevalence of overweight or obesity among children
Highlights
  • In the past year, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 17% from 11.1% to 13.0%
  • In the past year, tobacco use during pregnancy decreased 13% from 10.2% to 8.9% of live births
  • In the past year, teen births decreased 11% from 34.8 to 31.0 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19
  • In the past three years, meningococcal immunization among children ages 13-17 increased 37% from 46.0% to 63.0%
  • In the past three years, Tdap immunization among children ages 13-17 increased 31% from 70.8% to 92.4%
  • In the past three years, physical inactivity among women ages 18-44 decreased 20% from 34.4% to 27.6%
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