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State Summary: Massachusetts, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
Massachusetts
2021 Health of Women And Children Report
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State Findings: Massachusetts, 2021, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
Strengths
  • Low infant mortality rate
  • High percentage of fourth grade reading proficiency
  • Low percentage of uninsured women ages 19-44
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking among women
  • High prevalence of illicit drug use among youth
  • Low prevalence of physical activity among children
Highlights
  • WIC coverage increased 15% from 53.9% to 62.2% of eligible children ages 1-4 between 2016 and 2018
  • Teen births decreased 42% from 11.9 to 6.9 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19 between 2013 and 2019
  • Drug deaths increased 21% from 23.2 to 28.1 deaths per 100,000 women ages 20-44 between 2014-2016 and 2017-2019
  • Excessive drinking increased 19% from 21.7% to 25.9% of women ages 18-44 between 2014-2015 and 2018-2019
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