Stats of the State of Rhode Island

Rhode Island Birth Data 2017
Rhode Island Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 43.9 13th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.5 22nd 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.3 49th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 11.4 45th 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

 

RI Leading Causes of Death, 2017
RI Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 2,339 155.7 28th 165.0
2. Cancer 2,154 154.2 25th (tie) 152.5
3. Accidents 718 60.0 13th 49.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 521 36.2 40th 40.9
5. Alzheimer’s disease 435 27.3 35th (tie) 31.0
6. Stroke 425 29.4 44th 37.6
7. Diabetes 275 18.8 42nd 21.5
8. Flu/Pneumonia 206 13.9 27th (tie) 14.3
9. Kidney Disease 176 11.6 29th 13.0
10.Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 148 11.2 22nd (tie) 10.9

 

Rhode Island Mortality Data
Rhode Island Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 43 3.9 39,773 12.0
Homicide 19 N/A 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 320 31.0 70,237 21.7

 

Other Rhode Island Data
Other Rhode Island Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.2 5.8
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.8 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 2.9 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.

Rhode Island Birth Data 2016
Rhode Island Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 44.9 10th (tie) 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 31.2 23rd 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 9.3 31st (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 12.9 44th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.0 28th 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

RI Leading Causes of Death, 2016
RI Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 2,256 152.4 32nd 165.5
2. Cancer 2,171 158.0 25th (tie) 155.8
3. Accidents 675 56.6 16th 47.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 445 31.3 45th 40.6
5. Alzheimer’s disease 422 26.7 33rd 30.3
6. Stroke 399 26.8 48th 37.3
7. Diabetes 239 16.9 44th (tie) 21.0
8. Flu/Pneumonia 165 11.0 41st 13.5
9. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 149 11.5 21st 10.7
10. Kidney Disease 141 9.9 37th 13.1

 

Rhode Island Mortality Data
Rhode Island Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 49 4.1 38,658 11.8
Homicide 25 2.3 19,362 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 326 30.8 63,632 19.8

 

Other Rhode Island Data
Other Rhode Island Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.7 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 4.2 9.0††
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.7 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 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, 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.

Rhode Island Birth Data 2015
Rhode Island Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 45.1 10th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 30.6 26th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.6 38th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 14.3 44th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 7.6 31st 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

RI Leading Causes of Death, 2015
RI Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 2,341 160.4 25th 168.5
2. Cancer 2,242 163.1 22nd 158.5
3. Accidents 592 53.1 15th 41.6
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 505 36.9 41st 43.2
5. Alzheimer’s disease 403 28.8 28th 29.4
6. Stroke 373 27.1 48th 37.6
7. Diabetes 252 20.2 33rd (tie) 21.3
8. Flu/Pneumonia 176 16.2 21st 15.2
9. Septicemia 135 10.4 25th 11.0
10. Kidney Disease 116 9.8 38th 13.4

 

Rhode Island Mortality Data
Rhode Island Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 51 4.7 36,252 11.1
Homicide 28 2.8 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 310 28.2 52,404 16.3

 

Other Rhode Island Data
Other Rhode Island Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.6 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

4.5

4.2

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.4 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.0 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.

Rhode Island Birth Data 2014
Rhode Island Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 45.4 8th (tie) 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 30.7 26th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 8.6 38th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 15.8 44th 26.5
Low Birthweight Rate 7.1 35th (tie) 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

RI Leading Causes of Death, 2014
RI Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 2,341 160.8 24th 167.0
2.  Cancer 2,242 167.0 20th 161.2
3.  Accidents 592 49.2 14th (tie) 40.5
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 505 36.0 40th (tie) 40.5
5.  Alzheimer’s disease 403 25.9 27th 25.4
6.  Stroke 373 25.6 50th 36.5
7.  Diabetes 252 18.3 42nd 20.9
8.  Flu/Pneumonia 176 11.7 41st 15.1
9.  Kidney Disease 135 9.4 40th 13.2
10.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 116 9.1 31st 10.4

 

Rhode Island Mortality Data
Rhode Island Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 34 3.0 33,594 10.3
Homicide 27 2.5 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 247 23.4 47,055 14.7

 

Other Rhode Island Data
Other Rhode Island Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.4 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 4.5 9.1
Marriage Ratepdf icon 6.7 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