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Stats of the State of California

California Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 38.8 29th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 32.3 18th (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.5 39th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 19.0 32nd (tie) 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.8 40th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

CA Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 61,289 145.6 41st 168.5
2.  Cancer 59,629 142.8 45th 158.5
3t.  Alzheimer’s Disease 15,065 35.7 13th 29.4
3t.  Stroke 15,065 36.2 31st 37.6
5.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 13,621 33.1 44th 41.6
6.  Accidents 12,544 30.6 48th 43.2
7.  Diabetes 8,845 21.2 30th (tie) 21.3
8.  Influenza/Pneumonia 6,188 14.8 33rd 15.2
9.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 5,425 12.7 12th 10.8
10. Hypertension 5,118 12.1 2nd 8.5

 

California Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 3,095 7.7 36,252 11.1
Homicide 1,987 5.0 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 4,659 11.3 52,404 16.3

 

Other California Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.4 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

8.1

7.1

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate* 6.2 6.9
Divorce Rate n/a 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.

California Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 38.8 29th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 32.7 19th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 8.3 45th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                21.1 30th (tie) 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 6.7 41st (tie) 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

CA Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 58,412 144.1 44th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 58,189 142.2 43rd 167.0
3.  Stroke 13,731 33.9 36th 36.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 12,780 32.0 44th 40.5
5.  Alzheimer’s Disease 12,644 30.9 14th 25.4
6.  Accidents 11,804 29.2 48th 40.5
7.  Diabetes 8,249 20.4 27th 20.9
8.  Influenza/Pneumonia 5,970 14.7 28th 15.1
9.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 5,013 12.0 12th 10.4
10. Hypertension 4,573 11.2 2nd (tie) 8.2

 

California Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 2,942 7.4 33,594 10.3
Homicide 1,813 4.6 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 4,521 11.1 47,055 14.7

 

Other California Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.3 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 12.0 11.5
Marriage Rate* 6.4 6.9†
Divorce Rate n/a 3.2††

* Marriage data includes nonlicensed marriages registered.
 

* 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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