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Stats of the State of Iowa

Iowa Birth Data, 2017
Iowa Birth Data, 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 35.4 37th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 29.7 32nd (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.2 35th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 16.0 33rd 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 6.6 48th (tie) 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

IA Leading Causes of Death, 2017
IA Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 7,180 167.4 19th 165.0
2. Cancer 6,449 158.0 18th 152.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,939 46.5 20th 40.9
4.  Alzheimer’s disease 1,597 35.3 20th 31.0
5.  Accidents 1,536 42.7 43rd 49.4
6. Stroke 1,416 32.8 39th 37.6
7. Diabetes 918 22.8 19th 21.5
8. Flu/Pneumonia 578 13.2 35th 14.3
9. Suicide 479 15.0 30th (tie) 14.0
10. Hypertension 399 9.1 16th (tie) 9.0

 

Iowa Mortality Data
Iowa Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 293 9.0 39,773 12.0
Homicide 104 3.4 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 341 11.5 70,237 21.7

 

Other Iowa Data
Other Iowa Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.3 5.8
Marriage Rate 6.2 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.0 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. 8; 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 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.

Iowa Birth Data, 2016
Iowa Birth Data, 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 35.0 38th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 30.1 29th 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 9.3 32nd (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 17.2 33rd 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.8 42nd (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

IA Leading Causes of Death, 2016
IA Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 6,937 162.8 23rd 165.5
2. Cancer 6,432 159.8 21st 155.8
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,006 48.6 14th 40.6
4. Accidents 1,608 45.8 35th (tie) 47.4
5.  Alzheimer’s disease 1,415 31.3 27th 30.3
6. Stroke 1,388 32.3 41st 37.3
7. Diabetes 847 20.9 25th 21.0
8. Flu/Pneumonia 504 11.6 37th 13.5
9. Suicide 451 14.6 29th 13.5
10. Hypertension 370 8.5 16th (tie) 8.6

 

Iowa Mortality Data
Iowa Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 288 9.2 38,658 11.8
Homicide 85 2.8 19,103 6.1
Drug Overdose Deaths 314 10.6 63,632 19.8

 

Other Iowa Data
Other Iowa Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.1 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 3.7 9.0††
Marriage Rate 6.1 6.9
Divorce Rate 1.3 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 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.

Iowa Birth Data, 2015
Iowa Birth Data, 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 35.3 38th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 29.8 30th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.0 33rd (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 18.6 34th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.7 42nd 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

IA Leading Causes of Death, 2015
IA Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 6,813 160.9 24th 168.5
2. Cancer 6,513 164.1 21st 158.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,011 49.1 18th 41.6
4. Accidents 1,537 42.1 39th 43.2
5. Stroke 1,418 33.2 39th (tie) 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 1,339 29.9 27th 29.4
7. Diabetes 1,077 26.7 6th 21.3
8. Flu/Pneumonia 618 14.2 34th (tie) 15.2
9. Suicide 433 13.9 32nd (tie) 13.3
10. Hypertension 390 8.9 14th 8.5

 

Iowa Mortality Data
Iowa Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 247 7.8 36,252 11.1
Homicide 73 2.5 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 309 10.3 52,404 16.3

 

Other Iowa Data
Other Iowa Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.2 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

5.0

3.7

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 6.3 6.9
Divorce Rate 1.2 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.

Iowa Birth Data, 2014
Iowa Birth Data, 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 35.1 39th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 30.0 31st 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 9.3 25th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 19.8 35th 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

 

IA Leading Causes of Death, 2014
IA Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 6,615 157.3 27th 167.0
2.  Cancer 6,504 166 22nd 161.2
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,915 47.7 17th 40.5
4.  Accidents 1517 42.1 32nd 40.5
5.  Stroke 1,433 34.0 34th (tie) 36.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 1,313 29.6 17th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 1,019 25.6 6th 20.9
8.  Flu/Pneumonia 582 13.7 36th (tie) 15.1
9.  Suicide 407 12.9 36th (tie) 13.0
10.  Hypertension 339 7.9 19th (tie) 8.2

 

Iowa Mortality Data
Iowa Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 241 7.5 33,594 10.3
Homicide 78 2.5 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 264 8.8 47,055 14.7

 

Other Iowa Data
Other Iowa Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.8 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 5.6 11.5
Marriage Rate 6.9 6.9†
Divorce Rate 1.5 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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