For Immediate Release
November 24, 2008

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

2007 Kansas Vital Statistics Summary Released

The 2007 Annual Summary of Kansas Vital Statistics has been released by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).  The report serves as the baseline document used to assess the health of Kansans. It is used by the department’s program managers, epidemiologists, and other researchers 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 the report represent are based upon reported data 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 this report.  Some of the highlights include:

The 2007 Annual Summary of Vital Statistics is available in a PDF format at www.kdheks.gov/phi/.  Requests for single, printed copies of the Annual Summary can be made by calling 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 listed below.

Selected Vital Event Rates
& Ratios, Kansas, 2006-2007

Vital Event

2006

2007

Live Births

 

 

   Number

40,896

41,951

   Rate1

14.8

15.1

Out-of-Wedlock Births

 

 

   Number

14,376

15,252

   Ratio2

35.2

36.4

Stillbirths (S.B.)

 

 

   Number

192

186

   Rate3

4.7

4.4

Hebdomadal Deaths

 

 

   (Under 7 days)

 

 

   Number

137

163

   Rate4

3.3

3.9

Perinatal Period III Deaths

 

 

  (S.B. & Hebdomadal)

 

 

   Number

329

349

   Rate3

8.0

8.3

Neonatal Deaths

 

 

   Number

176

211

   Rate4

4.3

5.0

Infant Deaths

 

 

   Number

293

333

   Rate4

7.2

7.9

Maternal Deaths

 

 

   Number

7

6

   Rate5

1.7

1.4

Deaths

 

 

   Number

24,489

24,413

   Rate1

8.9

8.8

Marriages

 

 

   Number

18,836

18,910

   Rate1

6.8

6.8

Marriage Dissolutions

 

 

   Number

9,145

9,347

   Rate1

3.3

3.4

Abortions

 

 

   Total Reported

11,271

10,841

   Kansas Residents.

5,886

5,679

   Out of State Residents

5,385

5,162


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.