How Arizona stacks up against the rest of the U.S. in a variety of public health metrics:
… was the third-leading cause of death in Arizona in 2020:
8,430 deaths, behind heart disease and cancer
… and is expected to be the leading cause of death in Arizona in 2021:
Leading causes of death in Arizona in 2019:
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis
Number of influenza and pneumonia deaths in Arizona in 2019:
Percent of births to unwed mothers in Arizona:
45%, the 12th-highest rate in the country.
Life expectancy at birth in Arizona, as of 2018:
The highest life expectancy among states belongs to Hawaii: 81 years of age.
Infant mortality rate in Arizona, as of 2019:
5.4 deaths per 1,000 live births, an improvement over 2005, when it was 6.85 deaths per 1,000 live births.
Homicide rate in Arizona in 2019:
5.9 homicides per 100,000