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State Summary: North Carolina, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
North Carolina
2022 Health of Women and Children Report
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State Findings: North Carolina, 2022, 2022 Health Of Women And Children Report
Strengths
  • Low prevalence of illicit drug use among youth
  • Low Black/white residential segregation
  • High prevalence of cervical cancer screening
Challenges
  • High infant mortality rate
  • Low percentage of youth who are flourishing
  • High prevalence of high-risk HIV behaviors among women
Highlights
  • Firearm deaths increased 59% from 3.4 to 5.4 deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-19 between 2012-2014 and 2018-2020.
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome decreased 13% from 10.6 to 9.2 diagnoses per 1,000 birth hospitalizations between 2017 and 2019
  • Frequent mental distress increased 38% from 14.1% to 19.4% of women ages 18-44 between 2013-2014 and 2019-2020.
  • Flu vaccination increased 21% from 34.7% to 41.9% of women ages 18-44 between 2017-2018 and 2019-2020.
WEBSITE: ncdhhs.gov
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