HPV legislation in North Dakota

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Women in Government Ratings

Women in Government, a non-profit network of state level women legislators, receives significant funding from the pharmaceutical industry, including Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, and Digene Corporation -- all with products related to HPV vaccination and testing. According to their report, "The 'State' of Cervical Cancer Prevention in America - 2008" [1]:


POPULATION: 635,867


Incidence & Mortality (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate: 6.4/100,000 (2 / 1)
  • Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate/Race: White: 6.0
  • Cervical Cancer Mortality Rate: 1.7/100,000 (2 / 1)
  • Cervical Cancer Mortality Rate/Race: White: 1.5


Screening (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Cervical Cancer Screening Rate: 84.5% (1 / 1)
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Rate/Race: White: 84.9%
  • % Uninsured/Unscreened: 29.1% (1 / 1)
  • Medicaid Coverage HPV Testing: Unrestricted (2 / 2)


Healthcare Access (2008 Score / 2007 Score)

  • Rate Uninsured Women: 11% (1 / 1)
  • % Low Income/Uninsured Women: 22%


Policy Initiatives and Infrastructure (2008 Score / Cumulative Score (2005–2008)

Screening Requirements (0 / 0)

  • There are no new screening requirements.

Task Forces (0 / 0)

  • There is no new cervical cancer prevention task force legislation.

Access to HPV Vaccines (0 / 0)

  • There is no HPV vaccine activity.

HPV Vaccine Information Programs (2 / 2)

  • HB 1471 requires the Dept. of Health to educate the public about HPV and the availability of an HPV vaccine; promote immunization against HPV; and produce and distribute informational materials regarding HPV and the HPV vaccine; signed by Gov. Hoeven.

Miscellaneous (0 / 2)

  • There is no new miscellaneous cervical cancer prevention activity.


Annual Ratings

  • 2008: Good (13 out of 22 points)
  • 2007: Good (9 out of 18 points)


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