According to a recently released biennial study by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Center for Women’s Health Research, women in North Carolina are faring relatively well in some benchmarks of physical well-being. Nevertheless, there are some glaring disparities between the health of different racial and ethnic groups.

The report also yields mixed results in the mental health of North Carolina women. While they fare better than women in several other states in the frequency of mental distress and drug-related deaths, the number of women affected by either depression or adverse childhood experiences is a cause for concern, highlighting the need for focused intervention.

To see a presentation of the study’s findings, click HERE.