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Stats of the State of Arizona

Arizona Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 45.5 8th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 27.6 36th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.1 32nd 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 26.3 15th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 7.2 34th 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

AZ Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Death Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 11,776 141.3 46th 158.5
2.  Heart Disease 11,458 138.8 44th 168.5
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 3,681 43.8 26th 41.6
4.  Accidents 3,539 49.2 23rd 43.2
5.  Alzheimer’s Disease 2,943 35.8 12th 29.4
6.  Stroke 2,522 30.7 45th 37.6
7.  Diabetes 2,081 25.3 8th (tie) 21.3
8. Suicide 1,276 18.2 12th 13.3
9.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 1,149 15.0 6th 10.8
10.  Hypertension 963 11.6 4th 8.5

 

Arizona Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 970 13.8 36,252 11.1
Homicide 364 5.5 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,274 19.0 52,404 16.3

 

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

2015

2016

 

11.4

11.0

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 5.9 6.9
Divorce Rate 3.6 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.
†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 2015 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.

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 Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 11,455 142.7 45th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 10,805 136.4 47th 167.0
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 3,396 42.2 26th   40.5
4.  Accidents 3,322 47.0 20th   40.5
5.  Alzheimer’s Disease 2,485 31.6 13th 25.4
6.  Stroke 2,235 28.3 47th 36.5
7.  Diabetes 1,936 24.3 9th (tie) 20.9
8. Suicide 1,244 18.0 13th 13.0
9.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 1,084 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 927 13.5 33,594 10.3
Homicide 322 5.0 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 124 16.8 47,055 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 14.6 11.5
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.

 

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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