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State Summary: West Virginia, 2020 Annual Report
West Virginia
2020 Annual Report
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State Findings: West Virginia, 2020, 2020 Annual Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking
  • High high school graduation rate
  • Low racial gap in low birthweight
Challenges
  • High economic hardship index score
  • High prevalence of frequent mental distress
  • High prevalence of multiple chronic conditions
Highlights
  • Occupational fatalities increased 46% between 2012-2014 and 2016-2018 from 6.8 to 9.9 deaths per 100,000 workers
  • High-speed internet increased 10% between 2015 and 2018 from 76.0% to 83.6% of households
  • Adults who avoided care due to cost decreased 32% between 2011 and 2019 from 19.8% to 13.4%
  • Teen births decreased 37% between 2013 and 2018 from 40.2 to 25.4 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19
  • Excessive drinking increased 28% between 2014 and 2019 from 10.3% to 13.2% of adults
  • Frequent mental distress increased 37% between 2013 and 2019 from 15.0% to 20.6% of adults
WEBSITE: dhhr.wv.gov
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