Stats of the State of Maryland

Maryland Birth Data 2017
Maryland Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 39.6 26th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 33.9 13th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 10.5 15th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 14.2 40th 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 8.9 14th 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

MD Leading Causes of Death, 2017
MD Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 11,653 164.5 20th 165.0
2. Cancer 10,796 151.5 33rd 152.5
3. Stroke 2,820 40.2 15th (tie) 37.6
4. Accidents 2,408 36.9 47th 49.4
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,079 29.9 47th 40.9
6. Diabetes 1,439 20.3 29th (tie) 21.5
7. Alzheimer’s disease 1,191 17.1 49th 31.
8.Flu/Pneumonia 990 14.0 26th 14.3
9. Septicemia 882 12.5 16th (tie) 10.6
10. Kidney Disease 830 11.9 28th 13.0

 

Maryland Mortality Data
Maryland Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 742 12.3 39,773 12.0
Homicide 587 10.2 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 2,247 36.3 70,237 21.7

 

2016 Stats of the State of Maryland
Other Maryland Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.4 5.8
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.3 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 2.5 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.

Maryland Birth Data 2016
Maryland Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 39.7 24th (tie) 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 33.7 13th 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 10.1 19th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 15.9 37th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.5 17th (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

MD Leading Causes of Death, 2016
MD Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 11,390 164.3 21st 165.5
2. Cancer 10,911 156.5 29th 155.8
3. Stroke 2,709 39.7 16th 37.3
4. Accidents 2,271 35.7 47th 47.4
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,072 30.5 46th (tie) 40.6
6. Diabetes 1,358 19.6 34th 21.0
7. Alzheimer’s disease 1,178 17.4 49th 30.3
8.Flu/Pneumonia 1,025 15.1 13th (tie) 13.5
9. Septicemia 875 12.8 15th (tie) 10.7
10. Kidney Disease 823 12.1 27th (tie) 13.1

 

Maryland Mortality Data
Maryland Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 707 11.9 38,658 11.8
Homicide 579 10.1 19,103 6.1
Drug Overdose Deaths 2,044 33.2 63,632 19.8

 

2016 Stats of the State of Maryland
Other Maryland Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.6 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 5.6 9.0††
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.3 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 2.7 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.

Maryland Birth Data 2015
Maryland Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 40.1 27th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.9 6th (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 10.0 16th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 17.0 40th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.6 14th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

MD Leading Causes of Death, 2015
MD Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 11,481 169.3 20th 168.5
2. Cancer 10,568 155.0 33rd 158.5
3. Stroke 2,540 37.8 23rd 37.6
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,040 30.7 46th 41.6
5. Accidents 1,903 29.7 50th 43.2
6. Diabetes 1,243 18.3 41st 21.3
7. Flu/Pneumonia 1,176 17.7 14th (tie) 15.2
8. Alzheimer’s disease 1,095 16.4 49th 29.4
9. Septicemia 913 13.5 15th (tie) 11.0
10. Kidney Disease 834 12.3 29th 13.4

 

Maryland Mortality Data
Maryland Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 708 11.9 36,252 11.1
Homicide 596 10.3 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,285 20.9 52,404 16.3

 

Other Maryland Data
Other Maryland Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.7 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

6.9

5.6

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.2 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 2.6 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.

Maryland Birth Data 2014
Maryland Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 39.7 26th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.9 8th (tie) 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 10.1 13th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 17.8 41st 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 8.6 15th 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

MD Leading Causes of Death, 2014
MD Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 11,135 167.8 21st 167.0
2.  Cancer 10,759 161.7 28th 161.2
3.  Stroke 2,469 38.0 19th 36.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,909 29.4 47th 40.5
5.  Accidents 1,674 26.6 50th 40.5
6.  Diabetes 1,305 19.8 29th (tie) 20.9
7.  Septicemia 1,021 15.5 8th 10.7
8.  Flu/Pneumonia 1,019 15.6 25th 15.1
9.  Alzheimer’s disease 934 14.5 49th 25.4
10.  Kidney Disease 751 11.5 31st (tie) 13.2

 

Maryland Mortality Data
Maryland Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 546 9.0 33,594 10.3
Homicide 387 6.7 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,070 17.4 47,055 14.7

 

Other Maryland Data
Other Maryland Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.5 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 7.9 11.5
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.5 6.9†
Divorce Ratepdf icon 2.5 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, 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 11, 2018