VTPha

Vermont Public Health Association
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America's Health Rankings - Vermont Overall Rank 2

Strengths
  • High rate of high school graduation
  • Low percentage of children in poverty
  • Low violent crime rate

Challenges
  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • Low immunization coverage among children
  • Large disparity in health status by educational attainment

Highlights
  • In the past year, binge drinking decreased by 11 percent from 19.3 percent to 17.1 percent of adults.
  • In the past year, pertussis increased by over 500 percent from 15.1 to 102.9 cases per 100,000 population, the second highest incidence in the nation.
  • In the last 2 years, smoking decreased by 13 percent from 19.1 percent to 16.6 percent of adults.
  • In the last 2 years, public health funding decreased by 30 percent from $149 to $104 per person.
  • Since 1990, infant mortality decreased by 50 percent from 9.2 to 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births.


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Submitted/Posted by: America's Health Rankings