For Immediate Release
December 12, 2007

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


2006 Annual Summary of Kansas Vital Statistics Released

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has released the 2006 Annual Summary of Kansas Vital Statistics. Program managers, epidemiologists, researchers and federal, state and local governments as well as the public use the annual summary to conduct studies and evaluations to guide policymaking decisions.

The tables and charts contained in the summary reflect data that is reported to KDHE regarding births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages, marriage dissolutions (divorce and annulment) and abortions. Analysis of trend data, county data and a comparison of Kansas to the nation are included in the report. Some of the highlights include:

The 2006 Annual Summary of Kansas Vital Statistics is available at www.kdheks.gov/phi/. Requests for single, printed copies of the annual summary can be made to the KDHE Center for Health and Environmental Statistics, Office of Health Assessment at 785-296-8627 or 1-800-332-6262 (TDD/TT).

Note to reporters: A table containing selected vital statistics is attached.


Selected Vital Event Rates & Ratios, Kansas, 2005-2006

Vital Event

2005

2006

 

 

 

Live Births

 

 

     Number

39,701

40,896

     Rate (1)

14.5

14.8

Out-of-Wedlock Births

 

 

     Number

13,492

14,376

     Ratio (2)

34.0

35.2

Stillbirths (S.B.)

 

 

     Number

194

192

     Rate (3)

4.9

4.7

Hebdomadal Deaths

 

 

     (Under 7 days)

 

 

     Number

153

137

     Rate (4)

3.9

3.3

Perinatal Period III Deaths

 

 

     (S.B. & Hebdomadal)

 

 

     Number

347

329

     Rate (3)

8.7

8.0

Neonatal Deaths

 

 

     Number

196

176

     Rate (4)

4.9

4.3

Infant Deaths

 

 

     Number

297

293

     Rate (4)

7.5

7.2

Maternal Deaths

 

 

     Number

6

7

     Rate (5)

1.5

1.7

Deaths

 

 

     Number

24,632

24,489

     Rate (1)

9.0

8.9

Marriages

 

 

     Number

18,745

18,836

     Rate (1)

6.8

6.8

Marriage Dissolutions

 

 

     Number

8,476

9,145

     Rate (1)

3.1

3.3

Abortions

 

 

     Total Reported

10,543

11,271

     Kansas Residents.

5,629

5,886

     Out of State Residents

4,914

5,385

(1) Rate per 1,000 population
(2) Ratio per 100 live births
(3) Rate per 1,000 live births + stillbirths
(4) Rate per 1,000 live births
(5) Rate per 10,000 live births

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