The Status of Women in the States: 2015—Health & Well-Being

Institute for Women's Policy Research

May 7, 2015
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This report provides data on women’s health status in the United States, beginning with a composite index of women’s health that includes nine indicators covering chronic disease, sexual health, mental health, and physical health. It analyzes data on additional aspects of women’s health,including behavioral measures such as smoking, exercise, and diet,and preventive health care measures such as mammograms, pap tests, and screenings for HIV. In addition, the report examines how women’s health status has improved or declined in these areas in recent years. It also notes places where women’s health status varies by race/ethnicity and age and examines the health status of those who identify as a sexual minority.