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Stats of the State of Texas

Texas Birth Data 2016
Texas Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 41.3 19th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.4 7th (tie) 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 10.4 12th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 31.0 4th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.4 22nd (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

TX Leading Causes of Death, 2016
TX Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 43,772 167.7 18th 165.5
2. Cancer 40,195 148.5 38th 155.8
3. Stroke 10,673 42.0 9th 37.3
4. Accidents 10,536 38.6 45th 47.4
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 10,107 39.5 31st 40.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 9,135 37.8 10th 30.3
7. Diabetes 5,470 20.3 27th (tie) 21.0
8. Septicemia 4,230 16.1 6th 10.7
9. Kidney Disease 4,125 15.8 14th 13.1
10. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 3,880 13.5 7th 10.7

 

Texas Mortality Data
Texas Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 3,353 12.1 38,658 11.8
Homicide 1,669 6.0 19,362 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 2,831 10.1 63,632 19.8

 

Other Texas Data
Other Texas Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.7 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 18.7 9.0††
Marriage Rate 7.1 6.9
Divorce Rate 4.2 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.

Texas Birth Data 2015
Texas Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 41.5 20th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.4 9th (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 10.2 12th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 34.6 4th (tie) 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

 

TX Leading Causes of Death, 2015
TX Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 43,298 171.6 18th 168.5
2. Cancer 39,121 149.2 41st 158.5
3. Stroke 10,485 42.7 11th 37.6
4. Accidents 10,231 41.3 44th 43.2
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 9,976 37.4 32nd 41.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 8,903 38.2 10th 29.4
7. Diabetes 5,521 21.2 30th (tie) 21.3
8. Septicemia 4,381 17.2 5th 11.0
9. Kidney Disease 4,052 16.1 13th (tie) 13.4
10. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 3,844 13.8 9th 10.8

 

Texas Mortality Data
Texas Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 3,203 11.7 36,252 11.1
Homicide 1,538 5.6 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 2,588 9.4 52,404 16.3

 

Other Texas Data
Other Texas Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.7 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

16.8

18.7

 

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.
† 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.

Texas Birth Data 2014
Texas Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 41.7 20th 40.2 ¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.9 8th (tie) 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 10.4 10th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 37.8 4th (tie) 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 8.2 21st (tie) 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

TX Leading Causes of Death, 2014
TX Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 41,479 169.9 18th 167.0
2.  Cancer 38,847 152.9 38th (tie) 161.2
3.  Stroke 9,898 41.6 13th 36.5
4.  Accidents 9,723 37.3 42nd 40.5
5.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 9,668 40.5 30th 40.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 6,772 30.0 16th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 5,348 21.3 24th (tie) 20.9
8.  Septicemia 4,121 16.7 4th 10.7
9.  Kidney Disease 4,008 16.5 14th 13.2
10.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 3,680 13.5 7th 10.4

 

Texas Mortality Data
Texas Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 2,848 10.7 33,594 10.3
Homicide 1,389 5.2 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 2,601 9.7 47,055 14.7

 

Other Texas Data
Other Texas Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.8 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 19.4 11.5
Marriage Rate 6.9 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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