Stats of the State of Minnesota

Minnesota Birth Data 2017
Minnesota Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 32.0 45th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 27.4 39th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.9 39th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 12.1 44th 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 6.7 45th (tie) 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

MN Leading Causes of Death, 2017
MN Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 9,896 146.8 36th 152.5
2. Heart Disease 8,230 119.1 50th 165.0
3. Accidents 2,788 44.6 38th 49.4
4.  Alzheimer’s disease 2,474 34.9 23rd 31.0
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,464 36.3 39th 40.9
6. Stroke 2,250 32.6 40th 37.6
7. Diabetes 1,312 19.3 36th (tie) 21.5
8. Suicide 783 13.8 38th 14.0
9. Flu/Pneumonia 697 9.9 48th 14.3
10. Parkinson’s Disease 675 10.2 3rd 8.4

 

Minnesota Mortality Data
Minnesota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 465 8.2 39,733 12.0
Homicide 122 2.2 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 733 13.3 70,237 21.7

 

Other Minnesota Data
Other Minnesota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.8 5.8
Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.6 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon n/a 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.

Minnesota Birth Data 2016
Minnesota Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 32.2 45th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 26.8 40th (tie) 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 8.8 42nd (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 12.6 45th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.6 45th (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

MN Leading Causes of Death, 2016
MN Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 9,857 148.6 37th 155.8
2. Heart Disease 7,825 114.9 50th 165.5
3. Accidents 2,697 43.8 39th (tie) 47.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,369 35.8 39th (tie) 40.6
5. Alzheimer’s disease 2,219 31.8 25th 30.3
6. Stroke 2,197 32.5 39th (tie) 37.3
7. Diabetes 1,265 19.2 38th 21.0
8. Suicide 745 13.2 35th (tie) 13.5
9. Parkinson’s Disease 651 9.9 4th 8.0
10. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 595 9.2 37th (tie) 10.7

 

Minnesota Mortality Data
Minnesota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 432 7.6 38,658 11.8
Homicide 129 2.4 19,103 6.1
Drug Overdose Deaths 672 12.5 63,632 19.8

 

Other Minnesota Data
Other Minnesota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.1 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 5.0 9.0††
Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.6 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon n/a 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.

Minnesota Birth Data 2015
Minnesota Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 32.2 45th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 26.5 41st 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.5 39th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 13.7 45th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.4 45th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

MN Leading Causes of Death, 2015
MN Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 9,925 153.0 36th 158.5
2. Heart Disease 7,844 116.6 50th 168.5
3. Accidents 2,574 42.0 40th 43.2
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,351 36.4 42nd 41.6
5. Stroke 2,238 33.5 36th 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 1,789 26.0 32nd 29.4
7. Diabetes 1,221 18.6 39th (tie) 21.3
8. Flu/Pneumonia 738 10.9 44th 15.2
9. Suicide 730 13.2 37th 13.3
10. Kidney Disease 639 9.7 39th 13.4

 

Minnesota Mortality Data
Minnesota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 410 7.4 36,252 11.1
Homicide 147 2.8 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 581 10.6 52,404 16.3

 

Other Minnesota Data
Other Minnesota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.2 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

4.3

5.0

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.6 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon n/a 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.

Minnesota Birth Data 2014
Minnesota Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 32.3 46th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 26.5 41st 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 8.7 36th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 15.5 45th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 6.6 43rd (tie) 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

MN Leading Causes of Death, 2014
MN Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 9,649 152.6 40th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 7,659 116.5 50th 167.0
3.  Accidents 2,385 39.4 40th 40.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,277 36.0 40th (tie) 40.5
5.  Stroke 2,202 34.0 34th (tie) 36.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 1,628 24.2 30th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 1,193 18.7 38th (tie) 20.9
8.  Suicide 686 12.2 41st (tie) 13.0
9.  Kidney Disease 676 10.4 36th 13.2
10.  Flu/Pneumonia 638 9.8 47th 15.1

 

Minnesota Mortality Data
Minnesota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 377 6.6 33,594 10.3
Homicide 101 1.9 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 517 9.6 47,055 14.7

 

Other Minnesota Data
Other Minnesota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.0 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 4.3 9.1
Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.9 6.9†
Divorce Ratepdf icon n/a 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