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Stats of the State of New York

New York Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 39.5 28th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 33.8 12th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.7 36th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                14.6 43rd 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 7.8 30th 8.1

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

 

NY Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 44,450 181.6 14th 168.5
2.  Cancer 35,089 148.4 42nd 158.5
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 7,109 29.9 47th 41.6
4.  Accidents 6,515 30.2 49th 43.2
5.  Stroke 6,292 26.0 50th 37.6
6.  Flu/Pneumonia 4,881 20.0 7th (tie) 15.2
7.  Diabetes 4,045 17.1 45th 21.3
8.  Alzheimer's disease 3,174 12.6 50th 29.4
9.  Septicemia 2,601 10.9 24th 11.0
10.  Hypertension 2,287 9.3 11th 8.5

 

New York Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 849 4.2 36,252 11.1
Homicide 671 3.4 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 2,754 13.6 52,404 16.3

 

Other New York Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.6 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 4.9 9.1
Marriage Rate 7.1 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.7 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.
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; 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.

New York Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 39.6 27th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 33.9 13th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 8.9 35th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                16.1 43rd 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 7.9 27th (tie) 8.0

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

 

NY Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 43,116 178.3 16th 167.0
2.  Cancer 35,392 151.8 42nd 161.2
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 6,806 29.1 48th 36.5
4.  Stroke 6,212 26.1 49th 40.5
5.  Accidents 5,945 27.6 49th 40.5
6.  Flu/Pneumonia 4,702 19.5 8th 15.1
7.  Diabetes 4,064 17.4 45th 20.9
8.  Alzheimer's disease 2,639 10.7 50th 25.4
9.  Septicemia 2,568 10.8 22nd (tie) 10.7
10.  Kidney Disease 2,207 9.3 41st 13.2

 

New York Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 875 4.2 33,594 10.3
Homicide 662 3.4 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 2,300 11.3 47,055 14.7

 

Other New York Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.6 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 9.4 11.5
Marriage Rate 6.7 6.9†
Divorce Rate 2.8 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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