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Stats of the State of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Birth Data 2017
Pennsylvania Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 41.0 20th (tie) 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 30.5 26th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.4 32nd 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 14.8 38th (tie) 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 8.4 23rd (tie) 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

PA Leading Causes of Death, 2017
PA Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 32,312 176.0 14th 165.0
2. Cancer 28,387 161.0 16th 152.5
3. Accidents 9,527 70.2 4th 49.4
4. Stroke 6,700 36.5 30th 37.6
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 6,667 37.1 38th 40.9
6. Alzheimer’s disease 4,213 21.7 43rd 31.0
7. Diabetes 3,704 21.0 27th (tie) 21.5
8. Kidney Disease 2,898 15.9 15th 13.0
9. Flu/Pneumonia 2,718 14.6 23rd (tie) 14.3
10. Septicemia 2,412 13.6 12th 10.6

 

Pennsylvania Mortality Data
Pennsylvania Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 1,636 12.5 39,733 12.0
Homicide 791 6.6 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 5,388 44.3 70,237 21.7

 

Other Pennsylvania Data
Other Pennsylvania Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.1 5.8
Marriage Rate 5.8 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.6 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. 8; 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 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.

Pennsylvania Birth Data 2016
Pennsylvania Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 40.7 21st 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 29.8 30th (tie) 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 9.3 31st (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 15.8 38th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.2 24th (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

PA Leading Causes of Death, 2016
PA Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 31,990 176.2 16th 165.5
2. Cancer 28,492 164.7 16th 155.8
3. Accidents 8,410 61.8 10th 47.4
4. Stroke 6,730 37.0 27th 37.3
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 6,523 36.8 38th 40.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 4,185 21.7 42nd 30.3
7. Diabetes 3,560 20.3 27th (tie) 21.0
8. Kidney Disease 2,813 15.7 15th 13.1
9. Flu/Pneumonia 2,491 13.9 26th 13.5
10. Septicemia 2,352 13.5 12th 10.7

 

Pennsylvania Mortality Data
Pennsylvania Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 1,555 12.0 38,658 11.8
Homicide 723 6.0 19,362 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 4,627 37.9 63,632 19.8

 

Other Pennsylvania Data
Other Pennsylvania Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.1 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 7.2 9.0††
Marriage Rate 5.8 6.9
Divorce Rate 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.
† 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, 2016; 2016 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 67, 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 2016 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.

Pennsylvania Birth Data 2015
Pennsylvania Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 41.2 21st 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 30.1 29th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.4 27th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 17.7 36th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.2 23rd (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

PA Leading Causes of Death, 2015
PA Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 32,042 177.8 16th (tie) 168.5
2. Cancer 28,697 167.2 15th 158.5
3. Accidents 7,324 52.0 16th 41.6
4. Stroke 6,987 38.8 17th 37.6
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 6,664 38.1 38th 43.2
6. Alzheimer’s disease 4,012 21.0 41st 29.4
7. Diabetes 3,777 22.1 24th (tie) 21.3
8. Kidney Disease 3,021 16.9 16th 13.4
9. Flu/Pneumonia 2,899 15.9 25th 15.2
10. Septicemia 2,343 13.5 15th (tie) 11.0

 

Pennsylvania Mortality Data
Pennsylvania Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 1,485 11.4 36,252 11.1
Homicide 673 5.6 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 3,264 26.3 52,404 16.3

 

Other Pennsylvania Data
Other Pennsylvania Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.1 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

8.0

7.2

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 5.7 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.6 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.

Pennsylvania Birth Data 2014
Pennsylvania Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 41.0 22nd (tie) 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 30.4 28th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 9.4 24th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 19.3 37th 26.5
Low Birthweight Rate 8.3 18th (tie) 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

PA Leading Causes of Death, 2014
PA Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 31,353 175.8 17th 167.0
2.  Cancer 28,692 169.6 15th 161.2
3.  Accidents 6,640 46.8 22nd 40.5
4.  Stroke 6,576 36.7 26th 36.5
5.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 6,422 37.0 38th 40.5
6.  Diabetes 3,765 22.0 21st 20.9
7.  Alzheimer’s disease 3,486 18.3 44th 25.4
8.  Kidney Disease 2,798 15.7 16th 13.2
9.  Flu/Pneumonia 2,541 14.2 30th (tie) 15.1
10.  Septicemia 2,259 13.1 14th 10.7

 

Pennsylvania Mortality Data
Pennsylvania Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 1,390 10.5 33,594 10.3
Homicide 620 5.2 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 2,732 21.9 47,055 14.7

 

Other Pennsylvania Data
Other Pennsylvania Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.9 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 7.9 11.5
Marriage Rate 5.8 6.9†
Divorce Rate 2.7 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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