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State Summary: District of Columbia, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
District of Columbia
2022 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: District of Columbia, 2022, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of frequent physical distress among women
  • High percentage of female college graduates
  • High supply of pediatricians
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking among women
  • Low percentage of youth who are flourishing
  • Low prevalence of physical activity among children
Highlights
  • Firearm deaths increased 155% from 5.8 to 14.8 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-19 between 2012-2014 and 2018-2020.
  • Frequent mental distress increased 62% from 11.3% to 18.3% of women ages 18-44 between 2014-2015 and 2019-2020.
  • Teen births decreased 39% from 25.6 to 15.6 births per 1,000 females ages 15-19 between 2015 and 2020.
  • Infant mortality decreased 19% from 7.7 to 6.2 deaths per 1,000 live births between 2016-2017 and 2018-2019.
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