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Stats of the State of South Dakota

South Dakota Birth Data 2017
South Dakota Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 37.2 32nd 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 24.5 47th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.3 33rd 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 22.6 13th 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 6.9 42nd(tie) 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

SD Leading Causes of Death, 2017
SD Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 1,715 156.9 22nd 152.5
2. Heart Disease 1,710 150.1 34th 165.0
3. Accidents 537 56.1 23rd (tie) 49.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 505 45.3 23rd (tie) 40.9
5.  Alzheimer’s disease 444 36.9 15th 31.0
6. Stroke 414 36.7 29th 37.6
7. Diabetes 263 24.9 11th 21.5
8. Flu/Pneumonia 217 19.0 7th 14.3
9. Suicide 191 22.5 7th 14.0
10. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 153 17.2 2nd 10.9

 

South Dakota Mortality Data
South Dakota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 101 11.9 39,773 12.0
Homicide 34 4.2 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 73 8.5 70,237 21.7

 

Other South Dakota Data
Other South Dakota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.7 5.8
Marriage Rate 6.7 6.9
Divorce Rate 2.7 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.

South Dakota Birth Data 2016
South Dakota Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 36.9 32nd (tie) 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 25.3 45th 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 9.0 37th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 25.1 13th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.8 42nd(tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

SD Leading Causes of Death, 2016
SD Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 1,729 153.4 31st 165.5
2. Cancer 1,694 156.7 28th 155.8
3. Accidents 505 53.4 23rd 47.4
4. Alzheimer’s disease 449 37.1 12th 30.3
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 426 38.3 33rd (tie) 40.6
6. Stroke 420 35.8 30th (tie) 37.3
7. Diabetes 253 23.7 15th 21.0
8. Flu/Pneumonia 195 16.7 10th 13.5
9. Suicide 163 20.2 10th 13.5
10. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 158 16.4 2nd 10.7

 

South Dakota Mortality Data
South Dakota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 108 13.4 38,658 11.8
Homicide 38 4.7 19,362 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 69 8.4 63,632 19.8

 

Other South Dakota Data
Other South Dakota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.8 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance**** n/a 9.0††
Marriage Rate 7.2 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.
**** 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, 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.

South Dakota Birth Data 2015
South Dakota Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 37.2 32nd 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 25.7 45th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.5 39th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 26.4 14th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.1 49th 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

SD Leading Causes of Death, 2015
SD Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 1,711 150.9 37th 168.5
2. Cancer 1,640 154.0 34th 158.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 502 45.3 24th 41.6
4. Accidents 469 49.5 20th 43.2
5. Alzheimer’s disease 421 34.8 16th (tie) 29.4
6. Stroke 383 33.2 39th (tie) 37.6
7. Diabetes 282 26.3 7th 21.3
8. Flu/Pneumonia 213 18.2 12th 15.2
9. Suicide 173 20.4 7th 13.3
10. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 139 16.1 3rd 10.8

 

South Dakota Mortality Data
South Dakota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 96 11.1 36,252 11.1
Homicide 35 4.2 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 65 8.4 52,404 16.3

 

Other South Dakota Data
Other South Dakota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.3 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016****

 

7.9

n/a

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 7.2 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.
**** 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, 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.

South Dakota Birth Data 2014
South Dakota Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 37.7 31st 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 24.8 45th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 8.5 40th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 26.2 21st 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 6.5 45th 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

SD Leading Causes of Death, 2014
SD Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 1,704 154.6 31st 167.0
2.  Cancer 1,698 163.4 26th 161.2
3.  Accidents 462 49.2 29th 25.4
4.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 441 40.8 14th (tie) 40.5
5.  Stroke 439 38.8 17h (tie) 40.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 434 36.2 4th (tie) 36.5
7.  Diabetes 224 21.3 24th (tie 20.9
8.  Flu/Pneumonia 181 16.2 20th (tie) 15.1
9.  Suicide 141 17.1 17th 13.0
10.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 130 16.3 2nd 10.4

 

South Dakota Mortality Data
South Dakota Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 89 10.3 33,594 10.3
Homicide 26 3.1 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 63 7.8 47,055 14.7

 

Other South Dakota Data
Other South Dakota Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.9 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 8.5 11.5
Marriage Rate 7.1 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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