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Employment & Earnings

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Statistic WomenMenRatio
What Workers Earn$38,000$48,000
Gender Wage Ratio79.2%
Labor Force Participation Rate58.6%68.9%
Share of All Workers in Managerial and Professional Jobs39.9%33.0%
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Political Participation

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Statistic WomenMen
Women in Elected Office Index2.04n/a
Percent Registered to Vote, 2010/2012 Average64.3%60.5%
Percent Who Voted, 2010/2012 Average50.6%47.7%
Women's Institutional Resources Index1.00n/a
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Poverty & Opportunity

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Statistic WomenMen
Percent with Health Insurance81.5%77.1%
Percent with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher29.7%29.5%
Percent of Women or Men-Owned Businesses28.8%51.3%
Percent Above Poverty84.5%88.1%
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Reproductive Rights

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Statistic YesNoRatioMixed
Number of States Requiring Parental Consent and/or Notification for Abortion Services for Minors438
Number of States Mandating a Waiting Period Prior to Abortion Services3021
Number of States Providing Public Funding for Abortions1734
Percent of Women Living in Counties with an Abortion Provider38.0%
Number of States with a Pro-Choice Governor and Legislature62124
Number of States That Have Adopted Medicaid Expansion or with Expanded Eligiblity for Medicaid Family Planning Services438
Number of States Requiring Health Insurers to Provide Coverage of Infertility Treatments1437
Number of States Allowing Same-Sex Marriage or Second-Parent Adoption3894
Number of States Requiring Schools to Provide Sex Education2328
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Health & Well-Being

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Statistic WomenMen
Heart Disease Mortality (per 100,000 people)136.1215.8
Lung Cancer Mortality (per 100,000 people)36.355.8
Breast Cancer Mortality (per 100,000 people)21.3n/a
Incidence of Diabetes10.0%10.4%
Incidence of Chlamydia (per 100,000 people)623.1262.6
Incidence of AIDS (per 100,000 people)4.815.3
Poor Mental Health (mean # of days in past 30 days)4.33.3
Suicide Mortality (per 100,000 people)5.420.2
Limited Activities (mean # of days in past 30 days)4.84.9
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Violence & Safety

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Statistic WomenMenYesNo
Students (Grades 9-12) Experienced Physical Dating Violence13.0%7.4%
Students (Grades 9-12) Experienced Sexual Dating Violence14.4%6.2%
Students (Grades 9-12) Experienced Harrassment or Bullying at School23.7%15.6%
Students (Grades 9-12) Experienced Electronic Bullying21.0%8.5%
Does State Law Provide Unemployment Insurance Benefits to Domestic Violence Victims?33 states18 states
Does the State Have an Employment Rights Law for Victims of Domestic Violence?16 states35 states
Does the State Have a General Crime Victim Protection Law?33 states18 states
Gun Possession Bar on Individuals Convicted of Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Crimes21 states30 states
Gun Possession Bar on Individuals Subject to Domestic Violence Protection Orders23 states28 states
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Demographics

Statistic Women Men Ratio Percent
Number of Women and Men, All Ages160,536,555155,592,284
Sex Ratio (Women to Men, Aged 18 and Older)1.06:1
Median Age of All Women and Men3836
Proportion of Women and Men Aged 65 and Older15.6%12.6%
Proportion of Women and Men Under Age 3545.1%48.4%
Number of Same-Sex Partner Households340,144312,144
Proportion of Women and Men Living in Metropolitan Areas, All Ages78.4%77.8%
Proportion of Women and Men Who Are Immigrants, All Ages13.2%12.9%
Percent of Federal and State Prison Population Who Are Women7.1%
Proportion of Women and Men with a Disability, Aged 21–6410.8%11.4%