Stats of the State of North Dakota

North Dakota Birth Data 2017
North Dakota Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 31.5 47th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 28.3 36th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.8 41st 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 16.2 31st 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

 

ND Leading Causes of Death, 2017
ND Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 1,326 137.8 44th 165.0
2. Cancer 1,280 142.6 40th 152.5
3. Alzheimer’s disease 387 36.5 17th 31.0
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 358 38.3 34th 40.9
5. Accidents 339 41.3 44st 49.4
6. Stroke 337 35.4 35th 37.6
7. Diabetes 194 21.8 22nd 21.5
8. Suicide 154 20.1 12th 14.0
9. Flu/Pneumonia 147 15.3 17th 14.3
10. Kidney Disease 122 12.9 25th (tie) 13.0

 

North Dakota Mortality Data
North Dakota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 103 13.2 39,733 12.0
Homicide 15 Unreliable 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 68 9.2 70,237 21.7

 

Other North Dakota Data
Other North Dakota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.3 5.8
Marriage Ratepdf icon 5.8 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 2.5 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.

North Dakota Birth Data 2016
North Dakota Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 31.6 47th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 26.8 40th (tie) 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 9.1 34th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 20.3 24th 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

 

ND Leading Causes of Death, 2016
ND Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 1,338 140.9 42nd 165.5
2. Cancer 1,253 142.7 43rd 155.8
3. Accidents 371 45.4 38th 47.4
4. Alzheimer’s disease 361 35.3 17th 30.3
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 314 34.7 41st 40.6
6. Stroke 311 32.7 38th 37.3
7. Diabetes 171 19.4 36th 21.0
8. Suicide 140 19.0 12th 13.5
9. Flu/Pneumonia 134 14.5 18th (tie) 13.5
10. Kidney Disease 106 11.3 30th (tie) 13.1

 

North Dakota Mortality Data
North Dakota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 90 11.9 38,658 11.8
Homicide 17 Unreliable 19,362 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 77 10.6 63,632 19.8

 

Other North Dakota Data
Other North Dakota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.5 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance**** n/a 9.0††
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.0 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 2.6 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.
**** State estimate is unavailable.
† 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.

North Dakota Birth Data 2015
North Dakota Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 31.6 47th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 27.5 37th (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.4 43rd (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 22.2 25th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.2 48th 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

ND Leading Causes of Death, 2015
ND Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 1,323 142.4 42nd 168.5
2. Cancer 1,320 152.9 37th (tie) 158.5
3. Alzheimer’s disease 376 36.7 11th 29.4
4. Accidents 368 44.1 35th 43.2
5. Stroke 351 40.0 37th (tie) 41.6
6. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 308 33.4 33rd 37.6
7. Diabetes 195 22.6 21st 21.3
8. Flu/Pneumonia 172 17.7 14th (tie) 15.2
9. Suicide 124 17.5 14th 13.3
10. Kidney Disease 118 12.5 28th 13.4

 

North Dakota Mortality Data
North Dakota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 92 12.8 36,252 11.1
Homicide 22 3.1 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 61 8.6 52,404 16.3

 

Other North Dakota Data
Other North Dakota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.2 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016****

 

6.9

n/a

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.2 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 2.8 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.
**** State estimate is unavailable.
† 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.

North Dakota Birth Data 2014
North Dakota Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 32.4 45th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 27.6 38th (tie) 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 8.4 42nd (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 23.9 24th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 6.2 48th (tie) 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

ND Leading Causes of Death, 2014
ND Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 1,381 149.2 35th 167.0
2.  Cancer 1,304 152.3 41st 161.2
3.  Alzheimer’s disease 364 36.2 4th (tie) 25.4
4.  Accidents 349 43.3 31st 40.5
5.  Stroke 325 35.5 28th 36.5
6.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 317 36.1 39th 40.5
7.  Diabetes 176 19.9 28th 20.9
8.  Flu/Pneumonia 174 18.5 10th 15.1
9.  Suicide 137 17.8 14th (tie) 13.0
10.  Kidney Disease 104 11.0 34th 13.2

 

North Dakota Mortality Data
North Dakota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 96 12.3 33,594 10.3
Homicide 15 Unreliable 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 43 6.3 47,055 14.7

 

Other North Dakota Data
Other North Dakota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.0 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 6.0 11.5
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.3 6.9†
Divorce Ratepdf icon 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, 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 9, 2018