The Department of Health andHuman Services Office on Women'sHealth and the Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention recentlyreleased The Women's Health andMortality Chartbook, a collection ofcurrent state data on critical issues ofrelevance to women's health. Thereport ranks each state, the District ofColumbia, and Puerto Rico on 27indicators, such as major causes ofdeath, health risk factors, preventivecare, and health insurance coverage.
The indicators selected for thereport are those that are analyzedregularly at the state level, cover awide range of health concerns, representa wide range of disease types,and cover the full life span of women.The data revealed the following:
The Women's Health and MortalityChartbook reflects current publichealth priorities. To view or downloadthe report, visit www.cdc.gov/nchs.