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State Summary: West Virginia, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
West Virginia
2021 Health of Women And Children Report
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State Findings: West Virginia, 2021, 2021 Health Of Women And Children
Strengths
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low prevalence of excessive drinking among women
  • Low prevalence of asthma among children
Challenges
  • Low enrollment in early childhood education
  • High prevalence of tobacco use among adolescents
  • High prevalence of multiple chronic conditions among women
Highlights
  • Children in poverty decreased 22% from 25.9% to 20.1% of children ages 0-17 between 2017 and 2019
  • Exercise increased 60% from 13.8% to 22.1% of women ages 18-44 between 2015 and 2019
  • Frequent mental distress increased 43% from 18.4% to 26.3% of women ages 18-44 between 2013-2014 and 2018-2019
  • Drug deaths increased 37% from 49.3 to 67.4 deaths per 100,000 women ages 20-44 between 2014-2016 and 2017-2019
WEBSITE: dhhr.wv.gov
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