Presentation on theme: "WV ranks 1 st in the nation for bad oral health and loss of natural teeth."— Presentation transcript:
WV ranks 1 st in the nation for bad oral health and loss of natural teeth.
WV is the #1 state for smokeless tobacco use.
Tens of thousands lose jobs as the recession bites.
Alcohol Over 15 million Americans are dependent on alcohol. 500,000 are between the age of 9 and 12.
of students say theyve been bullied.
Cyber Space Bullying More than 40% of students say they have been a victim of cyber bullying.
Homeless Rural homelessness is often invisible. According to the US Department of Agriculture, most rural people who become homeless are likely to live doubled and tripled up with families in substandard housing.
Almost 25 % of WV children under the age of 18 live in poverty
Foster Care 4,331 children were in the foster care system in West Virginia in 2005.
Domestic Violence WV youths under the age of eighteen made up 10.9% of all DV victims reported to law enforcement in 2005.
WV is the # 1 state in obesity 61% of our citizens are overweight.
WV ranks lowest in the nation in spending on mental health per person
WV ranks 17 th in teen birth rates.
WV ranks 37 th in the nation for suicides.
Education: WV has the lowest number of people in the nation who have completed a Bachelors Degree.
WV is 39 th in the nation for violent crime.
A gun in the home is 43 times more likely to be used to kill a family member or friend or to commit suicide than to defend oneself.
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