OHIO IN STATE HEALTH RANKINGS

posted by Defiance Newsroom -

The good news is Ohio moved-up a spot in the overall health rankings among states.  The bad news is the Buckeye State is mired in the bottom half of the survey at #32 in the country, in health of women, infants, and children.  The data is based on environment, clinical care, behaviors, polices, and more.

Some of the key points in the ranking include:

Drug deaths in Ohio increased 54% last year for females age 15 to 44.

Infant mortality declined by 5%.

The percentage of infants being breastfed exclusively in the first six months of life increased by 15%.

Tobacco use among adolescents declined by 27% in the survey last year.

          But teen suicide rates increased 23% in the age group 15 to 19.

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