Stats of the State of Vermont

Vermont Birth Data 2017
Vermont Birth Data 2017 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 40.1 23rd 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 25.7 45th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 7.5 50th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 10.1 47th 18.8
Low Birthweight Rate 6.7 45th (tie) 8.3
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

VT Leading Causes of Death, 2017
VT Leading Causes of Death, 2017 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 1,434 164.5 31st 165.0
2. Cancer 1,332 152.5 13th 152.5
3. Accidents 394 56.9 18th (tie) 49.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 375 43.0 27th (tie) 40.9
5. Alzheimer’s disease 370 42.9 8th 31.0
6. Stroke 249 28.8 46th 37.6
7. Diabetes 163 19.2 38th (tie) 21.5
8. Suicide 112 18.3 19th 14.0
9. Hypertension 86 9.7 16th (tie) 9.0
10. Parkinson’s disease 81 9.7 8th 8.4

 

Vermont Mortality Data
Vermont Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 70 11.7 39,773 12.0
Homicide 15 n/a 19,511 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 134 23.2 70,237 21.7

 

Other Vermont Data
Other Vermont Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.9 5.8
Marriage Ratepdf icon 7.9 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.

Vermont Birth Data 2016
Vermont Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 39.4 27th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 25.7 44th 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 8.0 48th (tie) 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 10.3 47th 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.9 41st 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

VT Leading Causes of Death, 2016
VT Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Heart Disease 1,366 158.8 26th 165.5
2. Cancer 1,356 158.4 24th 155.8
3. Accidents 372 54.8 20th 47.4
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases 355 41.3 29th 40.6
5. Alzheimer’s disease 310 35.8 15th (tie) 30.3
6. Stroke 247 29.2 45th 37.3
7. Diabetes 166 20.5 26th 21.0
8. Suicide 118 17.3 18th 13.5
9. Hypertension 78 9.0 14th (tie) 8.6
10. Parkinson’s disease 76 9.3 4th (tie) 8.0

 

Vermont Mortality Data
Vermont Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 78 11.1 38,658 11.8
Homicide 11 n/a 19,362 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 125 22.2 63,632 19.8

 

Other Vermont Data
Other Vermont Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) n/a 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance**** n/a 9.0††
Marriage Ratepdf icon 8.3 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 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.
**** 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, 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.

Vermont Birth Data 2015
Vermont Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 40.2 26th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 25.5 46th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 7.3 50th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 11.6 47th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.6 43rd (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

VT Leading Causes of Death, 2015
VT Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 1,399 165.3 18th 158.5
2. Heart Disease 1,311 152.5 36th 168.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 357 42.3 30th 41.6
4. Accidents 346 48.4 24th 43.2
5. Stroke 307 36.4 29th 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 298 35.1 14th 29.4
7. Diabetes 159 19.8 35th 21.3
8. Suicide 103 14.8 25th (tie) 13.3
9. Flu/Pneumonia 85 10.0 46th 15.2
10. Parkinson’s disease 83 10.2 1st (tie) 7.7

 

Vermont Mortality Data
Vermont Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 70 9.6 36,252 11.1
Homicide 16 n/a 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 99 16.7 52,404 16.3

 

Other Vermont Data
Other Vermont Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.6 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016****

 

2.7

n/a

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Ratepdf icon 8.1 6.9
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.1 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, 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.

Vermont Birth Data 2014
Vermont Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 39.5 28th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 25.8 43rd 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 7.9 49th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 14.2 46th 24.2
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

 

VT Leading Causes of Death, 2014
VT Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 1,379 167.9 18th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 1,311 156.6 28th 167.0
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 333 41.2 28th 40.5
4.  Accidents 322 44.4 26th (tie) 40.5
5.  Stroke 266 31.7 42nd 36.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 266 31.9 11th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 154 18.7 38th (tie) 20.9
8.  Suicide 124 18.7 10th 13.0
9.  Flu/Pneumonia 74 9.3 49th 15.1
10.  Kidney Disease 69 7.9 49th 13.2

 

Vermont Mortality Data
Vermont Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 69 10.3 33,594 10.3
Homicide 16 n/a 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 83 13.9 47,055 14.7

 

Other Vermont Data
Other Vermont Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.6 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 8.6 11.5
Marriage Ratepdf icon 8.7 6.9†
Divorce Ratepdf icon 3.5 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