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State Summary: Arkansas, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
Arkansas
2022 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Arkansas, 2022, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of alcohol use among youth
  • High prevalence of physical activity among children
  • High prevalence of well-woman visits
Challenges
  • High child mortality rate
  • Low percentage of female college graduates
  • Low prevalence of food sufficiency among children
Highlights
  • Frequent mental distress increased 55% from 17.9% to 27.8% of women ages 18-44 between 2014-2015 and 2019-2020.
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome decreased 38% from 4.2 to 2.6 diagnoses per 1,000 birth hospitalizations between 2017 and 2019.
  • Mortality increased 31% from 129.6 to 169.3 deaths per 100,000 women ages 20-44 between 2019 and 2020.
  • Infant mortality decreased 11% from 8.2 to 7.3 deaths per 1,000 live births between 2016-2017 and 2018-2019.
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