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Stats of the State of Alaska

Alaska Birth Data 2016
Alaska Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 36.1 35th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 23.0 49th 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 8.9 39th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 25.8 12th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 5.9 50th 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

AK Leading Causes of Death, 2016
AK Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Death Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 995 158.7 22nd 155.8
2. Heart Disease 831 141.1 41st 165.5
3. Accidents 439 63.1 7th 47.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 238 41.5 28th 40.6
5. Stroke 196 39.0 18th (tie) 37.3
6. Suicide 193 25.8 2nd 13.5
7.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 124 16.3 3rd 10.7
8. Diabetes 124 19.3 37th 21.0
9. Alzheimer’s Disease 111 25.8 35th 30.3
10. Flu/Pneumonia 61 12.8 30th 13.5

 

Alaska Mortality Data
Alaska Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 177 23.3 38,658 11.8
Homicide 54 7.3 19,103 6.1
Drug Overdose Deaths 128 16.8 63,632 19.8

 

Other Alaska Data
Other Alaska Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.4 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance**** n/a 9.0††
Marriage Rate 7.1 6.9†
Divorce Rate 3.9 3.2††

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016; 2016 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 1; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2016 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Alaska Birth Data 2015
Alaska Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 36.1 35th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 22.9 49th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.9 34th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 29.3 11th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 5.8 50th 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

AK Leading Causes of Death, 2015
AK Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Death Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 978 159.8 26th 158.5
2. Heart Disease 846 154.1 34th 168.5
3. Accidents 201 57.9 8th 40.5
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 204 37.8 39th 41.6
5. Suicide 201 26.9 2nd 13.3
6. Stroke 182 37.6 28th 36.5
7. Diabetes 142 23.9 15th 21.3
8. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 114 15.4 5th 10.8
9. Alzheimer’s Disease 68 16.7 48th 29.4
10. Homicide 62 8.0 8th (tie) 5.7

 

Alaska Mortality Data
Alaska Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 177 23.4 36,252 11.1
Homicide 62 8.0 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 122 16.0 52,404 16.3

 

Other Alaska Data
Other Alaska Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.9 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016****

 

15.5

n/a

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 7.4 6.9†
Divorce Rate 4.1 3.1††

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
**** State estimate is unavailable.
† Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015 and Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016; 2015 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 66, No. 1; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2014 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

Alaska Birth Data 2014
Alaska Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 35.6 37th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 23.7 49th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 8.5 40th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 27.8 17th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 5.9 50th 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

AK Leading Causes of Death, 2014
AK Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 972 164.2 25th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 782 146.6 39th 167.0
3.  Accidents 379 55.0 8th 40.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 192 38.8 35th 40.5
5. Suicide 157 32.3 2nd 13.0
6.  Stroke 167 22.1 41st 36.5
7.  Diabetes 113 19.4 31st (tie) 20.9
8.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 84 10.7 20th 10.4
9t.  Influenza/Pneumonia 68 17.2 2nd 15.1
9t.  Alzheimer’s Disease 68 14.1 46th 25.4

 

Alaska Mortality Data
Alaska Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 145 19.2 33,594 10.3
Homicide 37 4.7 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 124 16.8 47,055 14.7

 

Other Alaska Data
Other Alaska Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.6 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 19.4 11.5
Marriage Rate 7.5 6.9†
Divorce Rate 4.0 3.2††

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories.  Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted.  Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for Georgia.
††Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
n/a – Data not available.
 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2014; 2014 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2014 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report.  States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates.  When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC.

 

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