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Indicator Definition Five Year Trend Recent Year Measurement Prior Year  Measurement
Infant Mortality The number of deaths occurring to infants under one year of age per 1,000 live births.  Down and Improving 6.6
(2013)
6.3
Low Birth Weight The percent of all births with birth weight less than 2,500 grams (approximately 5.5 pounds).  Down and Improving  8.5%
(2013)
8.8%
Births to Adolescents The rate of births to adolescent females ages 15 through 19 years, per 1,000 of the population.  Down and Improving  19.3
(2013)
22.1
Immunizations The percent of children aged 19-35 months who have received the full schedule of recommended immunizations.  Up and Improving  81.9%
(2013)
73.0%
Hospitalizations The rate of nonfatal injury hospitalizations to children ages 0-21 years per 100,000 of the population.
Unintentional Injuries  Down and Improving 177.1
(2013)
214.2
Assault Injuries  Down and Improving 27.8
(2013)
36
Self-Inflicted Injuries  Up and Worsening 43.8
(2013)
47.4
Deaths The rate of deaths to children ages 0-21 years per 100,000 in the population.  Down and Improving  56.0
(2013)
57.2
Health Insurance Coverage The percent of children who have health insurance coverage  Up and Improving 95.8
(2012)
95.0
Obesity The percent of Maryland youth in grades 9-12 who are obese, describe themselves as overweight, or are trying to lose weight.  Down and Improving  25.8%
(2013)
 27.4%
(2011)
Substance Use The percent of Maryland public school students in grades 9-12 who have ever had a drink of alcohol.  Down and Improving  60.9%
(2013)
63.5%
(2011)

 

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