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State Summary: California, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
California
2021 Health of Women And Children Report
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State Findings: California, 2021, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
Strengths
  • Low mortality rate among women ages 20-44
  • High WIC coverage among eligible children ages 1-4
  • Low prevalence of smoking during pregnancy
Challenges
  • High prevalence of severe housing problems
  • High prevalence of illicit drug use among youth
  • High prevalence of unemployment among women
Highlights
  • Food insecurity decreased 34% from 15.0% to 9.9% of households between 2011-2013 and 2017-2019
  • Well-woman visit increased 13% from 61.8% to 69.6% of women ages 18-44 between 2013-2014 and 2018-2019
  • Anxiety increased 100% from 3.8% to 7.6% of children ages 3-17 between 2017-2018 and 2019-2020
  • Low birthweight increased 6% from 6.7% to 7.1% of live births between 2014 and 2019
WEBSITE: cdph.ca.gov
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