Kansas summary of vital statistics for 2014

Kansas Department of Health (KSN News)

TOPEKA, Kansas – The 2014 Annual Summary of Vital Statistics is now available. The report contains information on births, deaths, marriages, divorces and more.

Among the highlights for 2014:

  • The state’s infant mortality rate has decreased from 6.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2013 to 6.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2014.
    • The rate for Black non-Hispanic mothers was 10.3 deaths per 1,000 live births, a
      7 percent decrease from the 2013 rate of 15.3.
  • Teen pregnancy numbers decreased by 6.5 percent, from 3,335 in 2013 to 2,118 in 2014.
    • The pregnancy rate for mothers under 20 years of age was 16 per 1,000 females. This is the lowest pregnancy rate for this age-group in the past 20 years, down from a peak of 34.5 in 1995.
  • Pneumonia and influenza resulted in an age-adjusted mortality rate of 18 deaths per 1,000 population, down from 20 in 2013.
  • The number of births to Kansas residents was 39,193, an increase of 1 percent from 2013. The state’s birth rate increased to 13.5 per 1,000 population from 13.4 in 2013.
  • The state’s population increased by 0.3 percent in 2014 to 2,904,021.
    • Geary, Pottawatomie and Riley Counties had the largest relative increases in population from 2010 to 2014 with respective changes of: 7.4 percent, 6.5 percent and 5.7 percent

You can access the full Annual Report of Vital Statistics by clicking here: http://www.kdheks.gov/hci/annsumm.html

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