Category: chronic lower respiratory disease


The state of Missouri scores lower than the nation overall in percent in births to unmarried mothers, cesarean delivery rate and preterm birth rate. However, among the 10 leading causes of death in the United States, Missouri has mortality rates that are higher than the U.S. rates for the following causes: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory Read More >

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Maine‘s teen birth rate is also lower than the overall U.S. rate (19.4% vs. 29.4%).  Maine also has a significant larger proportion of its population without health insurance than the national average. However, Maine has mortality rates that are lower than the total U.S. for the following causes: cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Read More >

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