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Stats of the State of Illinois

Illinois Birth Data, 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 40.4 24th (tie) 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.0 24th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 10.2 12th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 21.1 27th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.3 20th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

IL Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 25,652 171.5 19th 168.5
2. Cancer 24,713 167.6 14th 158.5
3. Stroke 5,709 38.4 19th (tie) 37.6
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 5,544 38.2 37th 41.6
5. Accidents 4,850 35.8 45th 43.2
6. Alzheimer’s disease 3,686 24.4 36th 29.4
7. Diabetes 2,817 19.2 38th 21.3
8. Kidney Disease 2,543 17.3 10th 13.4
9. Flu/Pneumonia 2,343 15.7 26th (tie) 15.2
10. Septicemia 1,819 12.3 18th 11.0

 

Illinois Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 1,220 9.5 36,252 11.1
Homicide 863 6.9 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,835 14.1 52,404 16.3

 

Other Illinois Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.0 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

6.8

5.7

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 5.9 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.2 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.

Illinois Birth Data, 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 40.1 25th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.2 24th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 10.1 13th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                22.8 27th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 8.2 21st (tie) 8.0

¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

IL Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 25,024 169.7 19th 167.0
2.  Cancer 24,501 168.9 17th 161.2
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 5,631 39.2 24th 40.5
4.  Stroke 5,489 37.4 22nd (tie) 36.5
5.  Accidents 4,644 34.4 45th 40.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 3,266 21.9 35th (tie) 25.4
7.  Diabetes 2,712 18.7 38th (tie) 20.9
8.  Kidney Disease 2,517 17.2 11th (tie) 15.1
9.  Flu/Pneumonia 2,485 16.8 18th (tie) 13.2
10.  Septicemia 1,804 12.4 16th (tie) 10.7

 

Illinois Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 1,179 9.0 33,594 10.3
Homicide 792 6.2 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,705 13.1 47,055 14.7

 

Other Illinois Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.6 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 10.3 11.5
Marriage Rate 6.2 6.9†
Divorce Rate 2.2 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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