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: 29,957
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15–44: 59.5

Source: Births: Final Data for 2017, table 1 pdf icon[PDF – 1.1 MB]

Health status for American Indian or Alaska Native population
Smoking for American Indian or Alaska Native population
  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 19.5% (2014-2016)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 22.0% (2014-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2017, table 49 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage for American Indian or Alaska Native population
Mortality for American Indian or Alaska Native non-Hispanic population
  • Number of deaths: 18,595
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 685.9

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2016, table 1 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

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

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes for 2016, table 1 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

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

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Page last reviewed: May 3, 2017