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.