For Immediate Release
April 2, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461


2005 Kansas Vital Statistics Summary Released

The 2005 Annual Summary of Kansas Vital Statistics is the latest edition of a report released by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) that serves as the baseline document used to assess the health of Kansans. It is used by health program managers, researchers and epidemiologists for targeted studies and more specialized evaluations by the public, policy makers, and by federal, state and local governments.

The tables and charts contained in this report represent a portion of the insight that can be gained from the data reported on births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages, marriage dissolutions (divorce and annulment) and abortions recorded. Analysis of trend data, county data, and a comparison of Kansas to the nation are included in this report. Some of the highlights from the report include:

The 2005 Annual Summary is available in a PDF format at www.kdheks.gov/phi/index.html. Requests for single, printed copies of the Annual Summary of Vital Statistics should be made to the KDHE, Center for Health and Environmental Statistics, Office of Health Assessment at 785-296-8627.

Selected Vital Event Rates & Ratios, Kansas, 2004-2005

Vital Event

2004

2005

Live Births

 

 

    Number

39,553

39,701

    Rate

14.5

14.5

Out-of-Wedlock Births

 

 

    Number

12,897

13,492

    Ratio

32.6

34.0

Stillbirths (S.B.)

 

 

    Number

186

194

    Rate

4.7

4.9

Hebdomadal Deaths (Under 7 days)

 

 

    Number

144

153

    Rate

3.6

3.9

Perinatal Period III Deaths (S.B. & Hebdomadal)

 

 

    Number

330

347

    Rate

8.3

8.7

Neonatal Deaths

 

 

    Number

176

196

    Rate

4.4

4.9

Infant Deaths

 

 

    Number

284

297

    Rate

7.2

7.5

Maternal Deaths

 

 

    Number

2

6

    Rate

0.5

1.5

Deaths

 

 

    Number

23,720

24,632

    Rate

8.7

9.0

Marriages

 

 

    Number

19,174

18,745

    Rate

7.0

6.8

Marriage Dissolutions

 

 

    Number

8,759

8,476

    Rate

3.2

3.1

Abortions

 

 

    Total Reported

11,446

10,543

    Kansas Residents

5,971

5,629

    Out of State Residents

5,475

4,914

Residence data presented for births and deaths. Occurrence data presented for marriages, and marriage dissolutions.

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