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Stats of the State of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 33.4 43rd 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.4 22nd 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.4 43rd (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 9.4 50th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 7.5 32nd 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

MA Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 12,750 152.9 37th (tie) 158.5
2. Heart Disease 12,130 138.5 45th 168.5
3. Accidents 3,229 44.0 36th 43.2
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,784 33.0 45th 41.6
5. Stroke 2,475 28.4 47th 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 1,815 20.2 43rd 29.4
7. Flu/Pneumonia 1,512 17.1 17th 15.2
8. Diabetes 1,398 16.7 46th 21.3
9. Kidney Disease 1,228 14.3 23rd 13.4
10. Septicemia 881 10.3 26th (tie) 11.0

 

Massachusetts Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 213 3.0 36,252 11.1
Homicide 144 2.1 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,724 25.7 52,404 16.3

 

Other Massachusetts Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.3 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

2.6

2.6

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 5.5 6.8
Divorce Rate 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, 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.

Massachusetts Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 33.2 42nd (tie) 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.6 21st 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 8.6 38th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate‡                10.6 50th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 7.5 32nd 8.0

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

 

MA Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 12,787 155.5 45th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 11,817 137.1 35th (tie) 167.0
3.  Accidents 2,692 37.0 45th 40.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,592 31.4 43rd 40.5
5.  Stroke 2,460 28.7 46th 36.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 1,688 19.0 40th 25.4
7.  Flu/Pneumonia 1,370 15.8 24th 15.1
8.  Kidney Disease 1,228 14.5 20th 13.2
9.  Diabetes 1,202 14.5 49th 20.9
10.  Septicemia 820 9.8 26th 10.7

 

Massachusetts Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 226 3.2 33,594 10.3
Homicide 133 2.0 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,289 19.0 47,055 14.7

 

Other Massachusetts Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.4 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 2.6 11.5
Marriage Rate 5.6 6.8†
Divorce Rate 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 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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