State Summary: Mississippi, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
Mississippi
2021 Health of Women And Children Report
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State Findings: Mississippi, 2021, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking among women
  • High enrollment in early childhood education
  • Low prevalence of youth alcohol use
Challenges
  • High percentage of children in poverty
  • High child mortality rate
  • High prevalence of physical inactivity among women
Highlights
  • WIC coverage increased 19% from 49.2% to 58.7% of eligible children ages 1-4 between 2016 and 2018
  • Smoking decreased 28% from 26.4% to 18.9% of women ages 18-44 between 2013-2014 and 2018-2019
  • Low birthweight increased 9% from 11.3% to 12.3% of live births between 2014 and 2019
  • Teen suicide increased 97% from 5.9 to 11.6 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19 between 2012-2014 and 2017-2019
WEBSITE: msdh.ms.gov
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