Data from the giant statewide report card was released Thursday. Known as the Summary of Vital Statistics, the report tracks information on residents’ births, deaths, marriages and divorces. The data, compiled by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, is from 2010. Here are some of the highlights:
Number of live births in Kansas.
Decrease in the birth rate from 2009, which was at 14.7 per 1,000, to 2010, which was at 14.2.
Number of births in Douglas County, which is 27 more births than last year.
Increase in birth rate from 2009, which was at 10.6 per 1,000, to 2010, which was at 11.4.
Number of abortions performed in Kansas on Kansas residents.
Number of abortions performed in Kansas on out-of-state residents.
Number of pregnancies in Kansas for mothers under 20.
23.1 per 1,000
The pregnancy rate for Kansas teenage girls. It’s the lowest rate in the past 20 years.
Number of pregnancies in Douglas County for mothers under 20.
12.6 per 1,000
The pregnancy rate for Douglas County teenage girls.
Number of deaths in Kansas, which is a 1.8 percent increase from 2009.
Number of deaths in Douglas County.
Average age of death in Kansas.
Average age of death in Douglas County.
Number of people in Kansas who died from heart disease, the leading cause of death in the state. Cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease were the second and third.
The number of Kansans who committed suicide. It’s an 8.8 percent increase from 2009.
The number of Kansans who died from a motor vehicle accident.
Number of marriages in Kansas.
Number of marriage dissolutions in Kansas.
6.4 per 1,000
The marriage rate in Kansas. It’s the lowest rate in the past 20 years.
Average age of women marrying for the first time.
Average age of men marrying for the first time.
Number of marriages in Douglas County.
Number of marriage dissolutions in Douglas County.