Stats of the State of Delaware

Delaware Birth Data, 2017
Delaware Birth Data, 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 47.6 5th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.8 20th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 10.2 21st (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 18.5 26th 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 9.0 13th 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

DE Leading Causes of Death, 2017
DE Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 2,085 160.4 17th 152.5
2.  Heart Disease 1,990 158.4 24th 165.0
3.  Accidents 608 61.9 11th 49.4
4.  Stroke 571 46.2 4th 37.6
5.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 526 40.7 30th 40.9
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 377 30.5 31st 31.0
7.  Diabetes 244 19.1 41st 21.5
8.  Kidney Disease 205 16.1 13th 13.0
9.   Influenza/Pneumonia 184 14.9 21st (tie) 14.3
10.  Septicemia 132 10.1 21st 10.6

 

Delaware Mortality Data
Delaware Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 111 11.7 39,773 12.0
Homicide 63 6.9 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 338 37.0 70,237 21.7

 

Other Delaware Data
Other Delaware Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.6 5.8
Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.5 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.0 2.9†

 

* 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.
**** State estimate is unavailable.
† Excludes data for California, 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:

2017 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 8pdf icon; 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 2017 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this reportpdf icon. 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.

Delaware Birth Data, 2016
Delaware Birth Data, 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 45.8 6th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.8 21st 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 10.1 19th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 19.5 26th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.9 12th 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

DE Leading Causes of Death, 2016
DE Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 2,124 170.8 11th 155.8
2.  Heart Disease 1,974 163.2 22nd 165.5
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 544 43.7 25th 40.6
4. Accidents 516 52.4 25th 47.4
5.  Stroke 506 41.6 12th 37.3
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 329 27.4 31st 30.3
7.  Kidney Disease 208 17.1 10th (tie) 13.1
8.  Diabetes 203 17.0 43rd 21.3
9.  Septicemia 144 12.1 18th 10.7
10.  Influenza/Pneumonia 132 10.7 42nd (tie) 13.5

 

Delaware Mortality Data
Delaware Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 111 11.0 38,658 11.8
Homicide 63 7.0 19,103 6.1
Drug Overdose Deaths 282 30.8 63,632 19.8

 

Other Delaware Data
Other Delaware Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.9 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 3.6 9.0††
Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.6 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.1 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, 2016pdf icon; 2016 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, No. 1pdf icon; 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 reportpdf icon. 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.

Delaware Birth Data, 2015
Delaware Birth Data, 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 46.3 7th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.9 20th (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.9 20th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 18.1 35th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 9.3 7th 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

DE Leading Causes of Death, 2015
DE Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 2,010 165.6 17th 158.5
2.  Heart Disease 1,940 165.2 22nd 168.5
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 510 42.5 28th 41.6
4.  Stroke 466 39.4 15th 37.6
5.  Accidents 449 46.0 29th 43.2
6.  Alzheimer’s Disease 264 22.6 39th 29.4
7.  Diabetes 215 18.1 42nd 21.3
8.  Influenza/Pneumonia 189 16.1 22nd (tie) 15.2
9.  Kidney Disease 174 14.5 19th (tie) 13.4
10. Septicemia 145 12.2 19th 11.0

 

Delaware Mortality Data
Delaware Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 112 12.1 36,252 11.1
Homicide 65 7.5 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 198 22.0 52,404 16.3

 

Other Delaware Data
Other Delaware Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 9.0 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

5.3

3.6

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.7 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.1 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, 2015pdf icon and Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016pdf icon; 2015 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 66, No. 1pdf icon; 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 reportpdf icon.  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.

Delaware Birth Data, 2014
Delaware Birth Data, 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 46.6 6th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.5 22nd 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 9.3 25th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 20.7 32nd 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 8.3 18th (tie) 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

DE Leading Causes of Death, 2014
DE Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 1,972 167.3 19th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 1,921 168.7 20th 167.0
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 458 40.2 31st 40.5
4.  Stroke 439 38.8 17th (tie) 36.5
5.  Accidents 425 43.7 30th 40.5
6.  Diabetes 226 19.8 29th (tie) 20.9
7.  Alzheimer’s Disease 188 16.6 47th 25.4
8.  Kidney Disease 173 14.8 38th 13.2
9.  Influenza/Pneumonia 156 13.8 34th (tie) 15.1
10. Septicemia 136 11.9 19th 10.7

 

Delaware Mortality Data
Delaware Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 102 11.1 33,594 10.3
Homicide 57 6.6 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 189 20.9 47,055 14.7

 

2014 Stats of the State of Delaware
Other Delaware Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.7 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 4.4 11.5
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.0 6.9†
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.3 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, 2014pdf icon; 2014 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12pdf icon; 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 reportpdf icon.  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.

 

Page last reviewed: April 13, 2018