Horton JA, ed. 1998. State profiles on women's health. Washington, DC: Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, 209 pp., exec. summ. (4 pp.).
Annotation: This publication for health care providers, policy makers, educators, and advocates with an interest in improving health care access and quality for women provides a baseline against which future trends in women's use of the health care systems can be measured. State and national data are provided for comparison. Basic demographic information about the female population of each state, including race/ethnicity, age, income, and education, are included. Also included are data on the major risk factors for illness, leading causes of disease and death, health insurance coverage, use of selected preventive health services, and several women's health care policy issues that have received and are expected to continue to receive attention in a majority of state legislatures. A section on references and explanation of terms follows the individual state profiles and contains information describing the data sources used.
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Keywords: Access to health care, Data, Demography, Health are reform, Health care systems, Measures, State legislatures, Trends, Women