The state of Nebraska scores lower than the nation overall in percent in births to unmarried mothers, cesarean deliveries, preterm births, teen births and low birthweight.  The cornhusker state also has a lower mortality rate in firearm, homicide and drug poisoning deaths.

Here is a list of the 15 leading causes of death in Nebraska in 2012 with ICD 10 codes:

1 Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97)
2 Diseases of heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51)
3 Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)
4 Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01-X59,Y85-Y86)
5 Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)
6 Alzheimer’s disease (G30)
7 Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)
8 Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)
9 Intentional self-harm (suicide) (U03,X60-X84,Y87.0)
10 Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (I10,I12,I15)
11 Parkinson’s disease (G20-G21)
12 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27)
13 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74)
14 Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids (J69)
15 Septicemia (A40-A41)


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