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Stats of the State of Arkansas

Arkansas Birth Data 2016
Arkansas Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 44.5 13th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 32.3 17th 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 10.9 9th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 34.6 1st 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.8 13th 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

AR Leading Causes of Death, 2016
AR Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Death Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 6,612 223.7 3rd 165.5
2.  Cancer 6,727 178.8 5th 155.8
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,169 59.1 5th 40.6
4.  Stroke 1,643 45.6 5th 37.3
5.  Accidents 1,604 51.4 27th 47.4
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 1,475 41.3 7th 30.3
7.  Diabetes 920 25.4 8th 21.0
8.  Kidney Disease 722 20.0 4th 13.1
9.  Influenza/Pneumonia 623 17.1 8th (tie) 15.2
10. Suicide 555 18.2 14th 13.5

 

Arkansas Mortality Data
Arkansas Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 541 17.8 38,658 11.8
Homicide 248 8.7 19,103 6.1
Drug Overdose Deaths 401 14.0 63,632 19.8

 

Other Arkansas Data
Other Arkansas Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 8.1 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 7.1 9.0††
Marriage Rate 9.9 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.

Arkansas Birth Data 2015
Arkansas Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 45.0 11th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 32.3 18th (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 10.8 7th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 38.0 1st 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 9.2 8th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

AR Leading Causes of Death, 2015
AR Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Death Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 7,938 223.2 4th 168.5
2.  Cancer 6,727 185.4 4th 158.5
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,270 62.4 4th 41.6
4.  Stroke 1,653 46.8 3rd 37.6
5.  Accidents 1,538 49.6 20th 4.2
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 1,457 41.5 8th 29.4
7.  Diabetes 886 24.7 12th 21.3
8.  Kidney Disease 707 19.8 5th 13.4
9.  Influenza/Pneumonia 700 20.0 6th (tie) 15.2
10. Suicide 577 19.1 10th 13.3

 

Arkansas Mortality Data
Arkansas Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 520 16.9 36,252 11.1
Homicide 217 7.4 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 392 13.8 52,404 16.3

 

Other Arkansas Data
Other Arkansas Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.5 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

11.8

7.1

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 10.0 6.9
Divorce Rate 4.8 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.

Arkansas Birth Data 2014
Arkansas Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 43.9 13th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 32.0 20th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 10.0 16th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 39.5 1st 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 8.9 9th (tie) 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

AR Leading Causes of Death, 2014
AR Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 7,581 217.5 4th 167.0
2.  Cancer 6,546 183.1 6th 161.2
3.  Stroke 1,583 58.9 2nd 40.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 1,458 45.4 4th 36.5
5.  Accidents 1,193 47.4 18th 40.5
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 828 34.8 9th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 710 24.0 11th 20.9
8.  Influenza/Pneumonia 672 20.7 6th 15.1
9.  Kidney Disease 550 19.2 6th 13.2
10. Septicemia 515 15.8 7th 10.7

 

Arkansas Mortality Data
Arkansas Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 496 16.6 33,594 10.3
Homicide 217 7.7 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 356 12.6 47,055 14.7

 

Other Arkansas Data
Other Arkansas Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.5 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 10.9 11.5
Marriage Rate 10.1 6.9†
Divorce Rate 4.8 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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