Stats of the State of Nebraska

Nebraska Birth Data 2017
Nebraska Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 33.2 42nd 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 3..40 27th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.9 23rd 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 18.1 28th 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 7.5 33rd (tie) 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

NE Leading Causes of Death, 2017
NE Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 3,581 149.3 34th 165.0
2. Cancer 3,502 152.6 30th (tie) 152.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,224 52.6 11th 40.9
4.  Accidents 811 38.5 46th 49.4
5. Stroke 760 31.5 41st 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 698 28.5 33rd 31.0
7. Diabetes 575 25.0 10th 21.5
8. Flu/Pneumonia 393 16.1 14th 14.3
9.  Suicide 275 14.7 34th 14.0
10. Hypertension 274 11.3 6th 9.0

 

Nebraska Mortality Data
Nebraska Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 160 8.3 39,733 12.0
Homicide 50 2.7 19,511 6.2
Drug Poisoning Deaths 152 8.1 70,237 21.7

 

Other Nebraska Data
Other Nebraska Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.2 5.8
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.3 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.0 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.

Nebraska Birth Data 2016
Nebraska Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 32.3 44th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.0 25th 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 9.6 25th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 19.1 29th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 7.0 38th (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

NE Leading Causes of Death, 2016
NE Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 3,477 153.6 32nd 155.8
2. Heart Disease 3,322 140.3 43rd 165.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,117 48.9 12th (tie) 40.6
4. Stroke 787 33.2 37th 37.3
5. Accidents 772 37.0 46th 47.4
6. Alzheimer’s disease 634 26.2 34th 30.4
7. Diabetes 501 21.9 19th 21.0
8. Flu/Pneumonia 342 14.3 21st (tie) 13.5
9. Hypertension 268 11.2 6th 8.6
10. Suicide 246 13.1 37th 13.5

 

Nebraska Mortality Data
Nebraska Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 171 9.1 38,658 11.8
Homicide 60 3.3 19,362 6.2
Drug Poisoning Deaths 120 6.4 63,632 19.8

 

Other Nebraska Data
Other Nebraska Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.2 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 10.2 9.0††
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.5 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.1 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, 2015pdf icon and 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.

Nebraska Birth Data 2015
Nebraska Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 32.9 44th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.1 23rd 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.9 20th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 22.0 26th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 7.1 35th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

NE Leading Causes of Death, 2015
NE Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 3,591 154.5 32nd 168.5
2. Cancer 3,514 157.8 29th 158.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,174 52.2 13th 41.6
4. Accidents 799 38.9 43rd 43.2
5. Stroke 776 33.4 37th (tie) 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 598 24.8 35th 29.4
7. Diabetes 553 24.8 11th 21.3
8. Flu/Pneumonia 397 16.9 18th 15.2
9. Kidney Disease 264 11.2 33rd 13.4
10. Hypertension 247 10.4 8th 8.5

 

Nebraska Mortality Data
Nebraska Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 169 8.9 36,252 11.1
Homicide 75 4.0 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 126 6.9 52,404 16.3

 

Other Nebraska Data
Other Nebraska Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.7 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

11.7

10.2

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.4 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 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, 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.

Nebraska Birth Data 2014
Nebraska Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 33.0 44th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 30.8 25th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 9.1 32nd (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 22.2 29th 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

 

NE Leading Causes of Death, 2014
NE Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 3,459 159.6 32nd 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 3,296 143 42nd 167.0
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,123 50.6 12th 40.5
4.  Stroke 798 34.7 29th (tie) 36.5
5.  Accidents 781 38.6 41st 40.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 515 21.9 36th (tie) 25.4
7.  Diabetes 473 21.5 23rd 20.9
8.  Flu/Pneumonia 351 15.1 27th 15.1
9.  Kidney Disease 265 11.5 31st (tie) 13.2
10.  Hypertension 255 10.9 5th 8.2

 

Nebraska Mortality Data
Nebraska Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 179 9.5 33,594 10.3
Homicide 63 3.4 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 125 7.2 47,055 14.7

 

Other Nebraska Data
Other Nebraska Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.1 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 11.2 11.5
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.4 6.9†
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.1 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