STATE VITALS: WYOMING

Wyoming ranks 41st in the U.S. in births to unmarried mothers (35.5% of all births) and cesarean delivery rates (27% of all birhts).   The state’s marriage rate is also higher than the overall U.S. rate (7.8 marriages per 1,000 population vs. 6.8 per 1,000 nationally).

However, among the ten leading causes of death in the U.S., Wyoming mortality rates are higher than the U.S. for the following causes: chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents, Alzheimer’s disease, influenza/pneumonia and suicides. The state also has higher rates of mortality from drug poisoning than the overall U.S. rate.

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