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Stats of the State of Colorado

Colorado Birth Data 2016
Colorado Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 22.5 49th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 26.2 42nd 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 8.9 39th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 17.8 34th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 9.0 10th (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

CO Leading Causes of Death, 2016
CO Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 7,928 134.4 47th 155.8
2.  Heart Disease 7,277 128.4 48th 165.5
3.  Accidents 2,880 49.7 29th 47.4
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,575 46.4 20th 40.6
5.  Stroke 1,927 35.2 33rd 37.3
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 1,835 34.7 21st 30.3
7. Suicide 1,168 20.5 9th 13.5
8.  Diabetes 938 16.2 47th 21.0
9.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 751 12.4 11th (tie) 10.7
10.  Influenza/Pneumonia 533 9.6 46th 13.5

 

Colorado Mortality Data
Colorado Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 812 14.3 38,658 11.8
Homicide 235 4.3 19,103 6.1
Drug Overdose Deaths 942 16.6 63,632 19.8

 

Other Colorado Data
Other Colorado Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.8 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 7.7 9.0††
Marriage Rate 7.4 6.9
Divorce Rate 3.6 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.

Colorado Birth Data 2015
Colorado Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 22.7 49th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 25.9 43rd (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.7 36th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 19.3 31st 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 9.0 11th 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

CO Leading Causes of Death, 2015
CO Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 7,604 134.4 49th 158.5
2.  Heart Disease 7,009 128.4 49th 168.5
3.  Accidents 2,725 49.7 19th 43.2
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,577 47.8 19th 41.6
5.  Stroke 1,856 34.9 33rd 37.6
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 1,612 31.3 23rd 29.4
7. Suicide 1,093 19.5 9th 13.0
8.  Diabetes 887 15.9 47th 21.3
9.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 735 12.2 16th (tie) 10.8
10.  Influenza/Pneumonia 659 12.3 43rd 15.2

 

Colorado Mortality Data
Colorado Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 701 12.6 36,252 11.1
Homicide 206 3.7 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 869 15.4 52,404 16.3

 

Other Colorado Data
Other Colorado Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.6 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

6.0

7.7

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 6.8 6.9
Divorce Rate 3.7 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.

Colorado Birth Data 2014
Colorado Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 22.4 49th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 25.6 44th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 8.4 42nd (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 20.3 33rd 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 8.8 11th (tie) 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

CO Leading Causes of Death, 2014
CO Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 7,405 136.0 49th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 6,900 130.3 49th 167.0
3.  Accidents 2,517 47.1 19th 40.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 2,451 47.2 18th (tie) 40.5
5.  Stroke 1,714 33.4 38th 36.5
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 1,364 27.4 22nd (tie) 25.4
7. Suicide 1,083 19.9 7th 13.0
8.  Diabetes 835 15.5 46th 20.9
9.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 743 12.7 9th 10.4
10.  Influenza/Pneumonia 701 13.3 39th (tie) 15.1

 

Colorado Mortality Data
Colorado Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 663 12.2 33,594 10.3
Homicide 177 3.3 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 899 16.3 47,055 14.7

 

Other Colorado Data
Other Colorado Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.8 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 9.5 11.5
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 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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