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Stats of the State of Mississippi

Mississippi Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 53.5 1st 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 38.0 1st 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 13.1 1st 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 34.8 2nd (tie) 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 11.4 1st 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

MS Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 7,969 240.5 1st 168.5
2. Cancer 6,485 188.4 3rd 158.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,924 57.1 5th (tie) 41.6
4. Accidents 1,814 59.8 6th 43.2
5. Stroke 1,734 52.6 1st 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 1,402 44.1 3rd 29.4
7. Diabetes 1,092 32.4 1st 21.3
8. Flu/Pneumonia 791 24.0 2nd 15.2
9. Kidney Disease 731 22.0 2nd 13.4
10. Septicemia 676 20.2 1st 11.0

 

Mississippi Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 589 19.6 36,252 11.1
Homicide 325 11.3 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 351 12.3 52,404 16.3

 

Other Mississippi Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 9.3 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

10.7

12.3

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 7.0 6.9
Divorce Rate 3.4 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.

Mississippi Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 54.0 1st 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 37.7 2nd 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 12.9 1st 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                38.0 3rd 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 11.3 1st 8.0

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

 

MS Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 7,538 229.9 1st 167.0
2.  Cancer 6,534 193.1 3rd 161.2
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,738 52.2 10th 40.5
4.  Stroke 1,712 56.2 1st 36.5
5.  Accidents 1,584 48.8 6th 40.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 1,098 35.2 8th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 1,015 30.4 2nd 20.9
8.  Flu/Pneumonia 763 23.5 2nd 15.1
9.  Kidney Disease 701 21.3 2nd 13.2
10.  Septicemia 641 19.6 1st 10.7

 

Mississippi Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 547 18.3 33,594 10.3
Homicide 332 11.4 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 336 11.6 47,055 14.7

 

Other Mississippi Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 8.2 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 14.9 11.5
Marriage Rate 6.9 6.9†
Divorce Rate 3.4 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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