Health of American Indian or Alaska Native Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births for American Indian or Alaska Native non-Hispanic population
  • Number of births: 28,450
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15–44: 56.2

Source: Births: Final Data for 2019 pdf icon[PDF]

Health status for American Indian or Alaska Native population
  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over in fair or poor health: 25.0%

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019

Smoking for American Indian or Alaska Native population
  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 23.0% (2016-2018)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 19.0% (2016-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 19 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage for American Indian or Alaska Native population
  • Percent of adults aged 18–64 without health insurance coverage: 32.9%

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019

  • Percent of children under age 18 years without health insurance coverage: 16.7%

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2019

Mortality for American Indian or Alaska Native non-Hispanic population
  • Number of deaths: 19,696
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 712.2

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality data (2019) via CDC WONDER

Leading causes of death for American Indian or Alaska Native non-Hispanic population
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality data (2019) via CDC WONDER

Infant deaths for American Indian or Alaska Native non-Hispanic population

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Page last reviewed: April 14, 2021