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Stats of the State of Arizona

Arizona Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 45.1 10th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 27.8 36th (tie) 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 9.0 34th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                29.9 12th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 7.0 37th 8.0

¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19


AZ Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Death Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 11455 142.7 45th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 10805 136.4 47th 167.0
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 3396 42.2 26th   40.5
4.  Accidents 3322 47.0 20th   40.5
5.  Alzheimer’s Disease 2485 31.6 13th 25.4
6.  Stroke 2235 28.3 47th 36.5
7.  Diabetes 1936 24.3 9th (tie) 20.9
8. Suicide 1244 18.0 13th 13.0
9.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 1084 14.3 4th 10.4
10.  Hypertension 883 11.1 4th 8.2


Arizona Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 917 13.4 33390 10.2
Homicide 322 5 15809 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 124 16.8 47055 14.7


Other Arizona Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.1 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 11.4 9.1
Marriage Rate 5.8 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 Georgia.
††Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
n/a - Data not available.



Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015; 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.