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State Summary: Kentucky, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
Kentucky
2022 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: Kentucky, 2022, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of illicit drug use among women
  • High prevalence of cervical cancer screening
  • Low racial disparity between Black and white children in poverty
Challenges
  • High prevalence of multiple chronic conditions among women
  • High prevalence of cigarette smoking among women
  • High prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
Highlights
  • Firearm deaths increased 83% from 3.6 to 6.6 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-19 between 2013-2015 and 2018-2020.
  • Frequent mental distress increased 55% from 17.0% to 26.3% of women ages 18-44 between 2014-2015 and 2019-2020.
  • Flu vaccination increased 27% from 30.3% to 38.5% of women ages 18-44 between 2017-2018 and 2019-2020.
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome decreased 23% from 23.9 to 18.3 diagnoses per 1,000 birth hospitalizations between 2017 and 2019.
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