The report was conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and is one of a series of four focusing on women’s issues in the state. Last year’s report on Earnings and Employment found that the state has a 19 percent gender wage gap, and ranks in the bottom third in the nation in women’s workforce participation.

Findings from this report are not more optimistic than the last: out of all 50 states, North Carolina ranks in the middle to bottom on indicators of women’s health and wellness.

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