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State Summary: Iowa, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
Iowa
2022 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Iowa, 2022, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low percentage of low birthweight infants
  • Low percentage of household food insecurity
  • Low prevalence of students experiencing homelessness
Challenges
  • High prevalence of excessive drinking among women
  • High prevalence of tobacco use among adolescents
  • High racial disparity between Black and white children in poverty
Highlights
  • Frequent mental distress increased 54% from 14.1% to 21.7% of women ages 18-44 between 2014-2015 and 2019-2020.
  • Infant mortality decreased 11% from 5.6 to 5.0 deaths per 1,000 live births between 2016-2017 and 2018-2019.
  • Well-woman visits increased 11% from 69.7% to 77.3% of women ages 18-44 between 2014-2015 and 2019-2020.
  • Preventive dental care decreased 8% from 86.1% to 79.5% of children ages 1-17 between 2018-2019 and 2020-2021.
WEBSITE: idph.iowa.gov
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