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West Virginia, the Mountain State, ranks 47th in the most recent America’s Health Rankings. The state rates poorly in a number of categories: air pollution (33rd); cancer deaths (48th); cardiovascular deaths (45th); children living in poverty ((43rd); diabetes (50th); immunization among adolescents (34th); immunization among children (50th); infant mortality (44th); low birthweight (45th); obesity (49th); premature death (49th); preventable hospitalizations (49th); smoking (50th); heart attack (50th); heart disease (50th); high blood pressure (50th); high cholesterol (48th); preterm birth (38th); stroke (48th); and, teen birth rate (45th);
Since 1990, children living in poverty has increased 43% from 18% to 25.7.0% of all children. In the past 20 years, low birthweight has increased 31% from 7.2% to 9.4 of live births. West Virginia has over 1.85 million residents, with 6% of the population uninsured. The average cost of an inpatient hospital stay before insurance is $1,528 per day based on 2014 data, according to The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. West Virginia had healthcare expenditures totaling more than $13.9 billion in 2009. The state has 54 hospitals and 35 HMO groups with membership exceeding 344,700 individuals.