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State Summary: Washington, 2020 Annual Report
Washington
2020 Annual Report
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State Findings: Washington, 2020, 2020 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low economic hardship index score
  • Low racial gap in low birthweight
  • Low prevalence of physical inactivity
Challenges
  • High prevalence of non-medical drug use
  • High premature death racial inequality
  • Low percentage of fluoridated water
Highlights
  • Per capita income increased 12% between 2017 and 2019 from $36,975 to $41,521
  • Air pollution increased 6% between 2014-2016 and 2017-2019 from 7.8 to 8.3 micrograms of fine particulate per cubic meter
  • Preventable hospitalizations decreased 14% between 2012 and 2018 from 3,253 to 2,804 discharges per 100,000 Medicare enrollees
  • Chlamydia increased 22% between 2014 and 2018 from 381.2 to 465.2 cases per 100,000 population
  • Excessive drinking decreased 19% between 2011 and 2019 from 19.3% to 15.7% of adults
  • Frequent mental distress increased 25% between 2014 and 2019 from 10.9% to 13.6% of adults
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