March 26, 2021
The CDC National Center for Health Statistics web page “Stats of the States” has been updated to include the latest state-based final data on selected vital statistics topics, including:
- General fertility rates
- Teen birth rates
- Selected other maternal and infant health measures
- Marriage & divorce rates
- Leading causes of death
- Other high profile causes of death.
The site’s map pages allow users to rank states from highest to lowest or vice versa. This latest version of “Stats of the States” also includes two new topics: Life expectancy by state and COVID-19 death rates by state (provisional data on a quarterly basis, through Q3 of 2020). All death rates are adjusted for age. Rates are featured in the maps because they best illustrate the impact of a specific measure on a particular state.
The main “Stats of the States” page can be accessed at: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/stats_of_the_states.htm
January 11, 2019
During 2015–2016, 3.5% of adult visits to the emergency department were made by those with chronic kidney disease.
A higher percentage of visits were made by men with chronic kidney disease than women (4.1% compared with 2.7%).
The same pattern was observed for non-Hispanic black men (5.0%) and women (2.4%).
Although the pattern was similar, there was no statistically significant difference in emergency department visits by sex for Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adults.
SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2015–2016.
April 24, 2017
In 2015, a total of 1,339,226 deaths among females and 1,373,404 deaths among males occurred.
Heart disease and cancer were the top two causes of death for both females and males; other leading causes varied in rank by sex.
The 10 leading causes of death accounted for approximately three-quarters of all deaths.
April 19, 2017
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has updated its “Stats of the States” feature on the NCHS web site. This resource features the latest state-by-state comparisons on key health indicators ranging from birth topics such as teen births and cesarean deliveries to leading causes of death and health insurance coverage.
Tabs have been added to the color-coded maps to compare trends on these topics between the most recent years (2015 and 2014) and going back a decade (2005) and in some cases further back.
To access the main “Stats of the States” page, use the following link: