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Stats of the State of Utah

Utah Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 18.8 50th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 22.8 50th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.3 30th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 17.6 37th (tie) 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 7.0 37th 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

UT Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 3,598 152.9 35th 168.5
2. Cancer 3,091 125.2 50th 158.5
3. Accidents 1,223 45.6 30th 43.2
4. Alzheimer’s disease 906 40.7 9th 29.4
5. Stroke 888 38.4 19th (tie) 37.6
6. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 811 33.9 43rd 41.6
7. Suicide 630 22.4 5th 13.3
8. Diabetes 604 24.6 13th 21.3
9. Flu/Pneumonia 372 15.7 26th (tie) 15.2
10. Kidney Disease 363 15.6 17th 13.4

 

Utah Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 367 12.8 36,252 11.1
Homicide 60 2.0 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 646 23.4 52,404 16.3

 

Other Utah Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.1 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

8.6

7.1

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 8.1 6.9
Divorce Rate 3.6 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.

Utah Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 18.6 50th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 22.3 50th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 9.1 32nd (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                19.4 36th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 7.0 37th (tie) 8.0

¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

UT Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Heart Disease 3,431 151.0 34th 167.0
2.  Cancer 3,043 127.4 50th 161.2
3.  Accidents 1,167 45.5 25th 40.5
4.  Stroke 856 37.9 20th (tie) 36.5
5.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 757 32.6 43rd 40.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 584 26.7 25th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 570 24.3 9th (tie) 20.9
8.  Suicide 559 20.5 5th 13.0
9.  Kidney Disease 393 17.2 11th 13.2
10.  Flu/Pneumonia 366 16.2 20th (tie) 15.1

 

Utah Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 337 12.3 33,594 10.3
Homicide 61 2.0 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 603 22.4 47,055 14.7

 

Other Utah Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.9 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 12.9 11.5
Marriage Rate 7.3 6.9†
Divorce Rate 3.1 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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