Stats of the State of Kentucky
|Kentucky Birth Data 2014||State||Rank*||U.S.**|
|Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers||41.9||18th||40.2¹|
|Cesarean Delivery Rate||35.1||7th||32.2|
|Preterm Birth Rate||10.7||9th||9.6|
|Teen Birth Rate ‡||35.3||8th||24.2|
|Low Birthweight Rate||8.8||11th (tie)||8.0|
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
|KY Leading Causes of Death, 2014||Deaths||Rate***||State Rank*||U.S. Rate**|
|2. Heart Disease||10013||200.5||8th||167.0|
|3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease||3214||63.8||1st||40.5|
|6. Alzheimer's disease||1523||32.1||10th||25.4|
|9. Kidney Disease||968||19.5||5th||13.2|
|Kentucky Mortality Data||Deaths||Rate**||U.S. Deaths||U.S. Rate***|
|Drug Poisoning Deaths||1077||24.7||47055||14.7|
|Other Kentucky Data||State||U.S.|
|Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births)||7.1||5.8|
|Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance||5.9||9.1|
* 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 Georgia.
††Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
n/a - Data not available.
Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015; 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 Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC
- Page last reviewed: June 20, 2016
- Page last updated: June 20, 2016
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