In 2018, there were 408 unintentional drowning deaths, 74 of which were among children younger than 5
In 2018, 86.2% of mothers initiated breastfeeding with their new babies compared with 84.2% in 2014 and 78.8% in 2009.
In 2018, mothers with a high school education or more had the highest rates of initiating breastfeeding.
Since 2008, the percentage of mothers initiating breastfeeding has increased by 10%, going from 78.2% in 2008 to 86.2% in 2018.
In 2017, 62.2% of adults 65 years old or older received a flu shot within the past year.
In 2017, 68.3% of adults 65 years old or older said they have ever received a pneumonia vaccination.
Broward County saw a 6.9% decline in diagnosed HIV cases from 2017 (710 cases) to 2018 (661 cases).
Palm Beach County saw a 34.5% decline in AIDS cases from 2017 (148 cases) to 2018 (97 cases).
Data from the National Immunization Survey show the percentage of Florida infants who met the national recommendation of being exclusively breastfed for six months increased from 10.6% in 2010 to 21.3% in 2015.
Data from the National Immunization Survey show the percentage of Florida infants who met the national recommendation of being breastfed for twelve months increased from 20.0% in 2010 to 33.5% in 2015.