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Health of American Indian or Alaska Native Population

Data are for the U.S.

Population

  • Number of American Indian or Alaska Native residents (all ages): 4.4 million (2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 1 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Live births

  • Number of births: 45,991
  • Births per 1,000 women 15-44 years: 46.4
  • Percent of births with low birth weight: 7.5%

Source: Births: Final Data for 2013, tables 1, 18 [PDF - 1.8 MB]

Health risk factors

  • Percent of American Indian or Alaska Native men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 24.6% (2010-2012)
  • Percent of American Indian or Alaska Native women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 23.8% (2010-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 58 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of persons under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 27.0%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Appendix III, table XV [PDF - 1 MB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 17,052
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 382.5

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 1 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 12 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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