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Stats of the State of Missouri

Missouri Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 40.4 24th (tie) 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 30.3 28th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 10.0 16th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 25.0 21st 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.3 20th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

MO Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 14,808 197.9 9th 168.5
2. Cancer 12,965 173.4 12th 158.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,935 52.8 12th 41.6
4. Accidents 3,309 50.9 10th 43.2
5. Stroke 3,037 40.8 13th 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 2,173 28.7 29th 29.4
7. Kidney Disease 1,483 19.9 4th 13.4
8. Diabetes 1,468 19.7 36th 21.3
9. Flu/Pneumonia 1,337 17.9 13th 15.2
10. Suicide 1,052 17.1 16th (tie) 13.3

 

Missouri Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 1,094 18.1 36,252 11.1
Homicide 547 9.6 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,066 17.9 52,404 16.3

 

Other Missouri Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.5 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

9.1

9.4

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 6.2 6.9
Divorce Rate 3.2 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.

Missouri Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 40.2 24th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 30.1 30th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 9.8 19th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                27.2 19th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 8.2 21st 8.0

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

 

MO Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 14,338 194.7 10th 167.0
2.  Cancer 13,067 177.7 10th 161.2
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,762 51.4 11th 40.5
4.  Stroke 3,110 48.7 14th 36.5
5.  Accidents 3,030 41.0 16th 40.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 2,053 27.4 22nd (tie) 25.4
7.  Kidney Disease 1,452 19.6 3rd (tie) 13.2
8.  Diabetes 1,423 19.4 31st (tie) 20.9
9.  Flu/Pneumonia 1,321 18.1 12th (tie) 5.1
10.  Suicide 1,017 16.3 18th 13.0

 

Missouri Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 943 15.3 33,594 10.3
Homicide 441 7.5 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,067 18.2 47,055 14.7

 

Other Missouri Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.1 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 12.4 11.5
Marriage Rate 6.7 6.9†
Divorce Rate 3.3 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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