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Stats of the State of Virginia

Virginia Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 34.4 40th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 32.9 16th 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 9.3 30th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                17.1 39th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 7.9 27th (tie) 8.1

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

 

VA Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 14,947 159.5 27th 158.5
2.  Heart Disease 14,077 154.2 33rd 168.5
3. Accidents 3,429 39.6 42nd 43.2
4.  Stroke 3,393 38.0 22nd 37.6
5.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,370 37.1 40th 41.6
6.  Alzheimer's disease 2,248 25.6 33rd 29.4
7.  Diabetes 2,044 21.9 26th (tie) 21.3
8.  Kidney Disease 1,470 16.1 13th (tie) 13.4
9.  Flu/Pneumonia 1,416 15.7 26th (tie) 15.2
10.  Septicemia 1,187 13.0 17th 11.0

 

Virginia Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 946 10.9 36,252 11.1
Homicide 374 4.5 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,039 12.4 52,404 16.3

 

Other Virginia Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.9 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 8.4 9.1
Marriage Rate 7.0 6.9
Divorce Rate 3.3 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.
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; 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.

Virginia Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 33.9 40th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 33.1 16th (tie) 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 9.2 28th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                18.4 39th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 7.9 27th (tie) 8.0

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

 

VA Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 14,749 161.5 29th 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 13,874 156.1 29th 167.0
3.  Stroke 3,229 37.0 24th 36.5
4.  Accidents 3,147 36.8 44th 40.5
5.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,108 35.3 42nd 40.5
6.  Alzheimer's disease 1,775 20.8 38th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 1,683 18.5 41st 20.9
8.  Kidney Disease 1,553 17.6 10th 13.2
9.  Flu/Pneumonia 1,498 17.1 16th 15.1
10.  Septicemia 1,341 15.1 10th 10.7

 

Virginia Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 889 10.3 33,594 10.3
Homicide 339 4.1 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 980 11.7 47,055 14.7

 

Other Virginia Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 5.8 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 10.8 11.5
Marriage Rate 6.7 6.9†
Divorce Rate 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, 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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