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Health of American Indian or Alaska Native Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

  • Number of births: 44,299
  • Births per 1,000 women 15-44 years: 43.9

Source: Births: Final Data for 2015, table 1 [PDF - 1.9 MB]

Health status

  • Percent of persons all ages in fair or poor health: 16.2%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table P-1c [PDF - 240 KB]

Smoking

  • Percent of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 23.1% (2012-2014)
  • Percent of women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 18.7% (2012-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 49 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of persons under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 21.4%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table P-11c [PDF - 606 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 18,008
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 398.5

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, table 1 [PDF - 4.4 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes for 2014, table 1 [PDF - 3.5 MB]

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