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State Summary: South Dakota, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
South Dakota
2021 Health of Women And Children Report
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State Findings: South Dakota, 2021, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
Strengths
  • Low racial disparity in low birthweight
  • Low percentage of low-risk cesarean deliveries
  • Low prevalence of illicit drug use among women
Challenges
  • High racial gap in high school graduation rates
  • High child mortality rate
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking among women
Highlights
  • WIC coverage increased 21% from 47.5% to 57.5% of eligible children ages 1-4 between 2017 and 2018
  • Teen births decreased 35% from 29.6 to 19.2 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19 between 2013 and 2019
  • Physical inactivity increased 59% from 12.4% to 19.7% of women ages 18-44 between 2016-2017 and 2018-2019
  • Infant mortality increased 11% from 6.1 to 6.8 deaths per 1,000 live births between 2015-2016 and 2017-2018
WEBSITE: doh.sd.gov
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