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Stats of the State of Washington

Washington Birth Data 2016
Washington Birth Data 2016 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 31.7 46th 39.8
Cesarean Delivery Rate 27.4 37th (tie) 31.9
Preterm Birth Rate 8.1 47th 9.9
Teen Birth Rate 16.6 35th (tie) 20.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.4 48th (tie) 8.2
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

WA Leading Causes of Death, 2016
WA Leading Causes of Death, 2016 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 12,594 150.9 33rd (tie) 155.8
2. Heart Disease 11,161 136.1 45th 165.5
3. Alzheimer’s disease 3,269 40.7 8th 30.3
4. Accidents 3,221 41.4 42nd 47.4
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,036 37.3 37th 40.6
6. Stroke 2,910 35.8 30th (tie) 37.3
7. Diabetes 1,673 20.3 27th (tie) 21.0
8. Suicide 1,141 14.9 26th 13.5
9. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 926 11.1 23rd (tie) 10.7
10. Flu/Pneumonia 815 10.0 45th 13.5

 

Washington Mortality Data
Washington Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 686 9.0 38,658 11.8
Homicide 216 2.9 19,362 6.2
Drug Overdose Deaths 1,102 14.5 63,632 19.8

 

Other Washington Data
Other Washington Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.3 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 5.7 9.0††
Marriage Rate 6.2 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 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.

Washington Birth Data 2015
Washington Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 32.1 46th 40.3 ¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 27.5 37th (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 8.1 47th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 17.6 37th (tie) 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 6.4 45th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

WA Leading Causes of Death, 2015
WA Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 12,687 156.4 32nd 158.5
2. Heart Disease 11,025 137.6 46th 168.5
3. Alzheimer’s disease 3,490 44.4 2nd 29.4
4. Accidents 3,192 41.9 41st 43.2
5. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,154 39.7 34th 41.6
6. Stroke 2,703 34.2 34th 37.6
7. Diabetes 1,811 22.4 23rd 21.3
8. Suicide 1,137 15.4 22nd 13.3
9. Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 1,024 12.4 15th 10.8
10. Flu/Pneumonia 851 10.7 45th 15.2

 

Washington Mortality Data
Washington Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 718 9.8 36,252 11.1
Homicide 239 3.4 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,094 14.7 52,404 16.3

 

Other Washington Data
Other Washington Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.9 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

8.1

5.7

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 6.2 6.9
Divorce Rate 3.4 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.

Washington Birth Data 2014
Washington Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 32.1 47th 40.2 ¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 27.6 38th (tie) 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 8.1 48th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 19.1 38th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 6.4 47th 8.0
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

WA Leading Causes of Death, 2014
WA Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 12,205 155.5 35th (tie) 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 10,710 137.2 44th 167.0
3.  Alzheimer’s disease 3,344 43.6 1st 25.4
4.  Accidents 2,997 40.1 38th (tie) 40.5
5.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 2,916 37.9 37th 40.5
6.  Stroke 2,649 34.3 32nd 36.5
7.  Diabetes 1,668 21.2 26th 20.9
8.  Suicide 1,119 15.2 22nd (tie) 13.0
9.  Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis 901 11.1 18th 10.4
10.  Flu/Pneumonia 729 9.4 48th 15.1

 

Washington Mortality Data
Washington Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 702 9.7 33,594 10.3
Homicide 211 3.1 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 979 13.8 47,055 14.7

 

Other Washington Data
Other Washington Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 4.5 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 9.8 11.5
Marriage Rate 7.0 6.9†
Divorce Rate 3.6 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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