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State Profile on Women's Health
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Executive Summary

References for the data contained in this table are fully described in the References and Explanation of Terms contained in State Profiles on Women's Health.

Demographics Lowest State Highest State US Average
Total Population in 1,000s WY 487 CA 32,398 263,434
Number of females, by race/ethnicity, in 1,000s
Total   WY 243 CA 16,184 134,749
White    DC 86 CA 12,776 111,195
African American VT 1 NY 1,743 17,420
Native American VT 1 OK 140 1,123
Asian American   VT 2 CA 2,000 5,011
Hispanic VT 2 CA 4,408 13,188
Age Distribution in 1,000s
0-14 years DC 45 CA 3,785 28,391
15-44 years  WY 113 CA 7,417 59,820
45-64 years   WY 44 CA 2,988 26,588
65-84 years      AK 13 CA 1,756 17,357
85+ years   AK 1 CA 239 2,593
Median age of women, in years UT 27.1 FL 38.3 34.1
Women in poverty, % CT 7 MS 25.2 13.2
Women with 4 or more years of college, % WV 10.9 DC 30.6 17.6
Women in the labor force, %   WV 46.6 MN 69.8 58.8
Family status of women 19-64 years of age, %
Married with children    DC 13.1 UT 52.8 36.8
Married without children DC 15.6 OR 31.0 25.3
Single parent VT  VT 7.2 DC 21.2 12.8
Single UT 15.8 DC 50.1 25.1
Morbidity
Women with diabetes, %  WY 2.8 MS 8.6 4.7
Women with hypertension, % NM 18 MS 31.4 22.7
Estimated new cases of breast cancer, in 100s AK 2 CA 176 1,787
Estimated new cases of ovarian cancer, in 100s AK 0.5 CA 26 254
Estimated new cases of cervical/uterine cancer, in 100s  AK 1 CA 49 498
Sexually transmitted diseases among women per 100,000 population
AIDS ND 0 DC 105.0 12.6
Gonorrhea   ND 4.7 MS 371.8 140.3
Syphilis ND MS 71.3 5.8
Chlamydia SD 28.9 DE 622.0 290.3
Mortality
Female deaths per 100,000 population due to
Heart Disease   AK 57.8 WV 381.5 285.2
Stroke AK 20.2 AR 108.3 69.1
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease HI 16.2 WV 54.4 35.4
Cancer (all types) UT 106.6 DC 169.7 141.7
Breast cancer HI 18.1 PA 42.3 33.0
Lung cancer UT UT 13 NV 43.8 30.5
Risk Factors for Illness
Binge Drinking, % TN 1.9 WI 11.6 6.9
Cigarette smoking, 18-29 years, %  UT 12.5 MI 31.6 23.3
Cigarette smoking, all ages, %     UT 10.1 NV   27.8 20.9
High cholesterol, % AK 14.5 MI 25.5 20.4
No physical activity, %   CO 19.3   DC 49.9 30.6
Overweight, % HI 19.5 IN 33.4 26.4
Natality
Number of births  WY 6,285 CA 539,789 3,914,953
Birth rate, all women, per 1,000 population         ME 11.1 UT   20.7 14.8
Birth rate, 15-19 years, per 1,000 females VT 28.6 DC 106.8 56.8
Live births to women < 20 years, %    MA 7.3 MS 21.3 12.9
Live births to unmarried mothers, by race/ethnicity, %   
Total     UT 16 DC 66.0 32.4
White    UT 15.1 NV 39.5 25.7
African American   HI 21.7 WI 82.9 69.8
Hispanic WV 23 CT 64.8 40.9
Low birth weight infants, by race/ethnicity, % 
Total    NH 4.8 DC 14.2 7.4
White NH 4.7 CO 8.5 6.3
African American  HI 8.6 DC 16.8 13.0
Hispanic LA 5.1 PA 9.5 6.3
 Live births by Cesarean delivery, % CO 15.1 MS 26.6 20.6
Vaginal births after Cesarean delivery, % LA 12.9 VT 41.6 26.3
Women receiving late or no prenatal care, by race, %
  Total RI 1.3 DC 14.9 4.2
  White RI 1.1 DC    8.2 3.5
 African American    RI 4.5 DC   17.0 7.6
Abortions per 1,000 women 15-44 years of age ND 9 DC    72 26.0
Health Care Coverage   
Women without health insurance, %        CT 6.8 NM   21.7  13.8
Medicaid eligibility of pregnant women as % FPL                         *  133 TN  400.0 NA
Total births paid for by Medicaid, %    MA 21 MS    61.0 39.0
Medicaid enrollment in managed care plans **    AK 0 TN  100.0 40.1
Medicare enrollment in capitated plans **   AK 0 CA   36.8 12.5
Total enrollment in HMOs, in 1,000s    AK 0 CA 13,713 63,340
  
Health Insurance Coverage for Women Below 200% of Poverty
Employer, %    NM 54 WI    79 68
Medicaid, %                                                    CO, NH, NV, ND, SD, VA 5 TN 19 10
Other, %                                                                               DE, MI, WV 4 ND 18  7
Uninsured, % TN 6 NM 26 15
    
Use of Preventive Health Services   
Recent Pap test, 45+ years, %    LA 58.4 HI    82.8 72.7
Recent Pap test, 18-44 years, %  ID 77.8 ME    89.6 83.1
Recent mammogram, 65+ years, %  NJ 41.3 AK    70.3 51.2
Recent mammogram, 50+ years, %  MS 43.9 AK    67.4  54.9
Recent mammogram, 40-49 years, %    NE 54.1 VA    75.2 65.5
Cholesterol test, %    MS 63.2   NH    79.4 72.0


                                                    *AL,AK,AR,CO,ID,IL,LA,MT,NV,ND,OH,OR,SD,UT,VA,WY

                                                    ** % of total beneficiaries