STATE VITALS: OKLAHOMA

September 11, 2015

The teen birth rate in the state of Oklahoma has dropped from 58.5 in 2007 to 42.9 in 2013.

However, the sooner state also has mortality rates that are higher than the U.S. for all of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States that include: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, influenza/pneumonia, kidney disease and suicide.

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STATE VITALS: MAINE

August 11, 2014

Maine‘s teen birth rate is also lower than the overall U.S. rate (19.4% vs. 29.4%).  Maine also has a significant larger proportion of its population without health insurance than the national average.

However, Maine has mortality rates that are lower than the total U.S. for the following causes: cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and suicide.


STATE VITALS: IDAHO

April 21, 2014

Idaho

In the U.S., Idaho ranks 48th in the percentage of births to unmarried mothers (27.4%) and 47th in cesarean delivery rates (24.9).  The state’s teen birth rate is lower than the overall U.S. rate (28.3 vs. 29.4).  Idaho’s low birthweight rate ranks 44th in the country.

However, among the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S., Idaho has mortality rates that are higher than the U.S. rate for the following causes: chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, accidents, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and suicide.