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Stats of the State of West Virginia

West Virginia Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 43.8 14th 40.3 ¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.9 6th (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 11.3 4th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 31.9 8th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 9.6 4th 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

WV Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 4,839 190.4 2nd 158.5
2. Heart Disease 4,727 191.3 12th 168.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,628 64.6 2nd 41.6
4. Accidents 1,516 77.9 1st 43.2
5. Stroke 1,079 43.8 9th 37.6
6. Diabetes 784 31.7 3rd 21.3
7. Alzheimer’s disease 738 30.0 26th 29.4
8. Flu/Pneumonia 526 21.2 5th 15.2
9. Kidney Disease 510 20.4 3rd 13.4
10. Septicemia 348 13.9 11th 11.0

 

West Virginia Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 278 14.0 36,252 11.1
Homicide 80 4.5 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 725 41.5 52,404 16.3

 

Other West Virginia Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.2 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

6.0

6.2

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 6.6 6.9
Divorce Rate 4.0 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.

West Virginia Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 44.9 11th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 35.4 5th (tie) 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 10.8 5th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate‡                36.6 6th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 9.1 7th 8.0

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

 

WV Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 4,880 195.1 2nd 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 4,692 192.9 11th 167.0
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 1,578 63.0 3rd 40.5
4.  Accidents 1,380 71.0 2nd 40.5
5.  Stroke 1,103 45.3 6th 36.5
6.  Diabetes 818 33.3 1st 20.9
7.  Alzheimer’s disease 620 25.5 28th 25.4
8.  Kidney Disease 479 19.6 3rd (tie) 13.2
9.  Flu/Pneumonia 473 19.6 7th 15.1
10.  Septicemia 372 15.0 11th 10.7

 

West Virginia Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 286 14.6 33,594 10.3
Homicide 103 5.9 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 627 35.5 47,055 14.7

 

Other West Virginia Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.0 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 7.6 11.5
Marriage Rate 6.7 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 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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