The state of Kansas scores lower than the nation overall in cesarean deliveries, preterm births, and low birthweight. The state also has a lower mortality rate in homicides and drug poisoning deaths.

However, among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, Kansas has mortality rates that are higher than the U.S. rates for the following causes: chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, accidents, kidney disease, influenza/pneumonia, and suicide.

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