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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: 31,452
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15–44: 62.7

Source: Births: Final Data for 2016, table 11 [PDF – 1.1 MB]

Health status for American Indian or Alaska Native population

  • Percent of persons all ages in fair or poor health: 15.4%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2016, Table P-1c [PDF – 143 KB]

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 – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage for American Indian or Alaska Native population

  • Percent of persons under age 65 without health insurance coverage: 25.4%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2016, Table P-11c [PDF – 236 KB]

Mortality for American Indian or Alaska Native non-Hispanic population

  • Number of deaths: 18,039
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 670.7

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, table 1 [PDF – 2.7 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 2015, table 1 [PDF – 2.3 MB]

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

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 9.44

Source: User Guide to the 2016 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Public Use File, table 1 [PDF – 1.26 MB]

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