Welcome to the Northeastern United States page of medical statistics. All of the statistics listed below are relevant to infant CPR, child cpr and choking relief.

We arrived at the regional figures by taking the averages of the Northeastern states for each statistical category. These states include MarylandRhode Island.

How is the Northeast Unique?

Overall, the Northeastern Region is healthy compared to the other regions. The only region that is consistently better than the Northeast is the West. The Northeast does, however, lead in a few ways.

First of all, the Northeast region has a low percentage of smokers in the country. In fact, at fifteen point eighty-five percent (15.85%), this region has the lowest rate of adult smokers in the country.

Second, this region is a significant leader in the category of “percentage of population without health care.” Only eleven point sixteen percent (11.16%) of the population goes without health insurance. Massachusetts drags this number down is it has the lowest rate of uninsured in the country at five percent (5%).

Third, the Northeast has the highest median household income in the country at $57,418. The national average is $49,627.

Other Medical Facts

Life Expectancy

The life expectancy for people in the Northeastern region of the United States is 79.31 years. This is slightly higher than the national average of 78.62.

Cardiovascular Related Deaths

256.9 out of 100,000 population die because of cardiovascular complications. New York has the highest rate with 289.6 out of 100,000 population and Massachusetts has the lowest with 232.7 out of 100,000.

Diabetes Rate

The Northeastern Region of the United States has the lowest rate of diabetes compared to the other regions at 8.39%. The state with the highest rate of diabetes is Pennsylvania at a rate of 10.3%.

Adult Obesity

25.86% of the population in the Northeastern Region of the United States is obese. The least obese state is Connecticut with a rate of 23%. The most obese state in the region is Pennsylvania with a rate of 29.2%.

Childhood Obesity

The childhood obesity rate is 29.61% in the Northeastern United States. The state with the highest rate of obese children is Deleware at 33.2%. The least obese state for children is vermont at 26.70%.

Heart Disease

4.22% represents the percentage of the population with heart disease. Maine has the highest percentage at 5.2% and Connecticut has the lowest at 3.6%.

Smoking Adults

15.85% of the adult population in the Northeastern Region of the United States are smokers. Connecticut has the lowest smoking rate of 13.20% and Pennsylvania has the highest at 18.40%.

Heart Attack

Only 3.98% of the adult population in the Northeastern United States has experienced a heart attack. This is lower than the national average of 4.19%.

Low Birth Weight Babies

7.85% of babies born in the Northeastern United States have low birth weight. Maryland has the highest rate of low birth rate babies at a rate of 9.2%.

High Cholesterol

37.50% is the percentage of the population in the Northeastern United States with high cholesterol. The state the lowest rate of high cholesterol is Massachusetts at 35.6%.

Health Status

Only 13.13% of Northeasterners consider themselves in poor to fair health. 15.8% of the population of Pennsylvanian consider themselves in poor to fair health making them the highest ranked state in this category.

Income Related Data

Percent of Population without Health care

The percentage of the population without health care in the Northeastern United States is 11.16%. This is the lowest percentage of any other region in the United States. In fact, Massachusetts has only 5% of its population without health care.

Median Household Income

$57,418 represents the median annual income for the Northeastern region of the United States. This is significantly higher than the national average at $50,898.

EMT Average Salary

The average salary for an Emergency Medical Technician in the Northeast is $32,019.

Firefighter Average Salary

The average salary for a firefighter in the Northeastern United States is $44,338.