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State Summary: Pennsylvania, 2019 Health Of Women And Children Report
Pennsylvania
2019 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Pennsylvania, 2019, 2019 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of uninsured women
  • High prevalence of well-baby visits
  • Low prevalence of substance use disorder among adolescents
Challenges
  • High drug death rate among women
  • High prevalence of household smoke
  • Low prevalence of developmental screenings
Highlights
  • In the past year, substance use disorder among youth decreased 11% from 3.6% to 3.2%
  • In the past year, teen suicide increased 15% from 8.2 to 9.4 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19
  • In the past three years, the percentage of infants exclusively breastfed for six months increased 38% from 18.5% to 25.6%
  • In the past three years, excessive drinking among women ages 18-44 increased 29% from 18.1% to 23.3%
  • In the past three years, tobacco use among youth ages 12-17 decreased 35% from 9.1% to 5.9%
  • In the past three years, drug deaths increased 75% from 19.1 to 33.4 deaths per 100,000 females ages 15-44
WEBSITE: health.pa.gov
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