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State Profiles on Women’s Health


State Profiles of Women's Health, by Jacqueline A. Horton, ScD, published by the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health , with support from the H.J. Kaiser Family Foundation compiles data from a variety of sources on key indicators of women's health status in a standard four page per state format. A printed copy of this report is available from the Kaiser Family Foundation publications request line (800) 656-4533. Please ask for publication #2126.

The indicators–including demographics, morbidity, mortality, risk factors for illness, natality, health care coverage, health insurance coverage for women below 200% of poverty, and use of preventive services–are included in the Executive Summary, with the states that have the lowest and highest numeric value for each, as well as the US average. The Executive Summary is available below or in printed form from the publications request line (#2124).


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