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Vital statistics provide snapshot of Kansas

November 18, 2011

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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:

40,439

Number of live births in Kansas.

3.4 percent

Decrease in the birth rate from 2009, which was at 14.7 per 1,000, to 2010, which was at 14.2.

1,263

Number of births in Douglas County, which is 27 more births than last year.

7.5 percent

Increase in birth rate from 2009, which was at 10.6 per 1,000, to 2010, which was at 11.4.

4,183

Number of abortions performed in Kansas on Kansas residents.

4,150

Number of abortions performed in Kansas on out-of-state residents.

4,501

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.

70

Number of pregnancies in Douglas County for mothers under 20.

12.6 per 1,000

The pregnancy rate for Douglas County teenage girls.

24,428

Number of deaths in Kansas, which is a 1.8 percent increase from 2009.

627

Number of deaths in Douglas County.

74.1

Average age of death in Kansas.

75

Average age of death in Douglas County.

5,404

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.

409

The number of Kansans who committed suicide. It’s an 8.8 percent increase from 2009.

470

The number of Kansans who died from a motor vehicle accident.

18,150

Number of marriages in Kansas.

10,579

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.

25.1

Average age of women marrying for the first time.

26.9

Average age of men marrying for the first time.

773

Number of marriages in Douglas County.

291

Number of marriage dissolutions in Douglas County.

Comments

Steve Bradt 3 years, 1 month ago

Interesting to see that the birth rate went down by 3.4% AND up 11.4%. I have to assume that the marriage rate refers to the number of people who got married in the last year, not the number of Kansans who are currently married.

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