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MMWR QuickStats provides weekly data and statistics for the latest publications from the National Center for Health Statistics.



 






QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015–2016

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:15:00 EDT

From 2015 to 2016, the age-adjusted suicide rate for the total U.S. population increased from 13.3 per 100,000 standard population to 13.5 (an increase of 1.5%).



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 25 or Older Years Who Were Told in the Past 12 Months by a Doctor or Other Health Professional That They Had a Liver Condition, by Education Level — National Health Interview Survey, 2016

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:15:00 EDT

In 2016, 2.0% of adults aged 25 years or older who were surveyed had been told by a doctor or other health professional in the past 12 months that they had a liver condition.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Drug Overdose by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015–2016

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:15:00 EDT

During 2015–2016, the age-adjusted death rates from drug overdose for the total population increased from 16.3 per 100,000 standard population to 19.8 (21.5%).



QuickStats: Percentage of Emergency Department Visits That Had an Opioid Ordered or Prescribed, by Age Group — National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2006–2015

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:38:00 EDT

During 2006–2010, the percentage of emergency department (ED) visits that had an opioid ordered or prescribed increased among visits involving persons aged 18–44 years (from 34.3% to 39.3%) and 45–64 years (from 33.2% to 38.3%).



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentages of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Are Current Regular Drinkers of Alcohol, by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin — National Health Interview Survey, 2016

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:02:00 EDT

In 2016, men aged 18 years or older were more likely than women to be current regular drinkers of alcohol (62.1% versus 47.2%).



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 20 Years or Older Reporting Depressive Symptoms in the Past 2 Weeks, by Sex — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2013–2016

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:15:00 EDT

During 2013–2016, 76.3% of adults aged 20 years or older had no or minimal depressive symptoms, 15.6% had mild symptoms, 5.1% had moderate symptoms, and 2.9% had severe depressive symptoms.



QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged 1–5 Years Who Had Never Been to a Dentist, by Age and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2006–2016

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:05:00 EDT

During 2006–2016, the percentage of children aged 1–5 years who had never seen a dentist decreased as age increased.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 65 Years or Older Who Had an Influenza Vaccine in the Past 12 Months, by Poverty Status — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1999–2001 and 2014–2016

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:34:00 EDT

During 2014–2016, 69.2% of all older adults, aged 65 years or older, had received an influenza vaccine in the past 12 months.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Trends in the Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Among Adolescents and Adults Aged 14–49 Years — United States, 1999–2000 Through 2015–2016

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:18:00 EDT

During 2015–2016, the age-adjusted prevalence of HSV-1 was 48.1% among adolescents and adults aged 14–49 years (50.9% for females and 45.2% for males).



QuickStats: Percentage of All Emergency Department (ED) Visits Made by Patients with Asthma, by Sex and Age Group — National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States 2014–2015

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EDT

During 2014–2015, patients who had asthma documented in the medical record accounted for 9.5% of all emergency department visits in the United States.



QuickStats: Percentage of Residential Care Communities That Use Electronic Health Records, by Community Bed Size — United States, 2016

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:03:00 EDT

In 2016, one fourth (26%) of residential care communities used electronic health records (EHRs).



QuickStats: Percentage of Emergency Department Visits for Acute Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection That Had an Antimicrobial Ordered or Prescribed, by Metropolitan Statistical Area — United States, 2008–2015

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:32:00 EDT

From 2008–2011 to 2012–2015, the percentage of visits for acute viral upper respiratory tract infection that had an antimicrobial ordered or prescribed decreased from 37.1% to 25.5% among emergency departments (EDs) located in nonmetropolitan statistical areas, but this decline was not seen among EDs in metropolitan statistical areas.



QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Adult Day Services Center Participants, by Place of Residence — National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, United States, 2016

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:49:00 EDT

In 2016, 51.5% of adult day services center participants lived in a private residence with relative(s), 19.9% lived alone in a private residence, 16.3% lived in an assisted living/residential care community, 5.3% lived in a private residence with nonrelative(s), 4.5% had another living arrangement, and 1.5% lived in a nursing home.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentages of Current Smokers Among Adults Aged 18 Years or Older, by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin — National Health Interview Survey, 2016

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:12:00 EDT

In 2016, men aged 18 years or older were more likely to be current smokers than women (17.5% compared with 13.6%).



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Currently Use E-Cigarettes, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2016

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:15:00 EDT

In 2016, 3.8% of men and 2.6% of women aged 18 years or older currently used e-cigarettes.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older with Any Hearing Loss, by State — National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2016

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:15:00 EDT

Overall, 15.9% of U.S. adults aged =18 years had any hearing loss during 2014–2016.



QuickStats: Percentage of Visits by Patients Aged 18 Years or Older to Office-Based Physicians Made by Patients with 2 or more Selected Diagnosed Chronic Conditions, by Physician Specialty Category and Patient Age Group — National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2015

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:31:00 EDT

In 2015, the percentage of office-based physician visits by adults with two or more diagnosed chronic conditions was 53.1% for primary care physicians, 38.5% for medical specialists, and 23.9% for surgeons.



QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged 4–17 Years Who Had Ever Had Varicella (Chickenpox), by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2007–2016

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:37:00 EDT

During 2007–2016, the percentage of children aged 4–17 years who had ever had chickenpox decreased among both younger children (aged 4–11 years) and older children (aged 12–17 years).



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 20–64 Years With a Fasting Test in the Past 12 Months for High Blood Sugar or Diabetes, by Race/Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2011 and 2016

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:31:00 EDT

The percentage of U.S. adults aged 20–64 years who had a fasting test for high blood sugar or diabetes in the past 12 months increased from 39.7% in 2011 to 45.7% in 2016.



QuickStats: Percentage of Visits to Office-Based Physicians by Adults Aged 18 Years or Older for Diabetes Mellitus, by Sex and Age — National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2015

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:35:00 EDT

In 2015, diabetes was a reason for 4.2% of visits by adults to office-based physicians.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 20–64 Years Whose Blood Cholesterol Was Checked by a Health Professional in the Past 12 Months, by Race/Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2011 and 2016

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:04:00 EDT

The percentage of adults aged 20–64 years who had a blood cholesterol check by a health professional in the past 12 months increased from 56.0% in 2011 to 61.7% in 2016.



QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Teens Aged 6–17 Years Who Missed More Than 10 Days of School in the Past 12 Months Because of Illness or Injury, by Serious Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties Status and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2016

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:34:00 EDT

During 2014–2016, children aged 6–17 years whose parent or guardian indicated the child had serious emotional or behavioral difficulties (EBDs) were almost four times as likely to miss more than 10 days of school because of illness or injury compared with children without serious EBDs (13.4% compared with 3.5%).



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 45 or Older Years Who Were Limited in Any Way Because of Difficulty Remembering or Periods of Confusion, by Race/Ethnicity — United States, 2014–2016

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:03:00 EDT

Overall, 5.1% of adults aged 45 years or older were limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or periods of confusion.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 20 Years or Older Who Reported Being Told by a Doctor or Health Professional to Increase Their Physical Activity, by Age Group and Obesity Status — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:10:00 EDT

During 2011–2014, 33.2% of adults aged 20 years or older reported that a doctor or health professional told them to increase their physical activity.



QuickStats: Infant Mortality Rate, by Urbanization Level — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2007 and 2015

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:36:00 EDT

In both 2007 and 2015, infant mortality rates were highest in rural counties (7.5 infant deaths per 1,000 live births and 6.8, respectively).



QuickStats: Percentage of All Visits by Patients Aged 65 Years or Older to Office-Based Physicians Made by Patients with Hypertension, by Sex and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) — National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2012–2015

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:15:00 EDT

During 2012–2015, patients aged 65 years or older with hypertension documented in the medical record accounted for 54% of all office-based physician visits made by patients aged 65 years or older, with a higher percentage of visits in non-MSAs (59%) than MSAs (53%).



QuickStats: Rate of Visits to Office-Based Physicians, By Patient Age and Sex — National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2015

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:15:00 EDT

In 2015, the visit rate to office-based physicians was 313 visits per 100 persons.



QuickStats: Death Rates for Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis, by Sex and Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000 and 2015

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:17:00 EDT

From 2000 to 2015, death rates for chronic liver disease and cirrhosis in the United States increased 31% (from 20.1 per 100,000 to 26.4) among persons aged 45–64 years.



QuickStats: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease Death Rates Among Women Aged 45–64 Years, by Race and Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2015

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:02:00 EDT

Among black women aged 45–54 years, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease death rate decreased 60% from 28.4 per 100,000 in 2006 to 11.5 in 2015.



QuickStats: Percentage of Women Who Missed Taking Oral Contraceptive Pills Among Women Aged 15–44 Years Who Used Oral Contraceptive Pills and Had Sexual Intercourse, Overall and by Age and Number of Pills Missed — National Survey Of Family Growth, United States, 2013–2015

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:01:00 EDT

Among women aged 15–44 years who used oral contraceptive pills in the last 4 weeks and had sexual intercourse in the past 12 months, 69% of women reported missing no pills, 15% missed one pill, and 16% missed two or more pills.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Unintentional Falls Among Adults Aged 65 Years or Older by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2015

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:50:00 EDT

From 2000 to 2015, the age-adjusted unintentional fall death rate for adults aged =65 years increased an average of 4.9% per year.



QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged 6-17 Years Who Wear Glasses or Contact Lenses, by Sex and Age Group - National Health Interview Survey, 2016

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 14:32:00 EDT

In 2016, the percentage of children aged 6–17 years who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses was higher among girls (36.2%) compared with boys (29.1%). Girls aged 6–9 years (20.2%) and 14–17 years (51.9%) were more likely than boys of the same age group (14.9% and 38.8%, respectively) to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. There was no statistically significant difference by sex for children aged 10–13 years (35.9% among girls, 33.5% among boys). Among both girls and boys, children aged 14–17 years were most likely to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, and children aged 6–9 years were least likely to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Ever Used an E-cigarette and Percentage Who Currently Use E-cigarettes, by Age Group - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2016

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:34:00 EDT

Overall, 15.4% of adults aged =18 years had ever used an e-cigarette, and 3.2% currently used e-cigarettes in 2016. Adults aged 18–24 years were the most likely to have ever used an e-cigarette (23.5%); the percentage declined steadily to 4.5% among adults aged =65 years. Adults aged 18–24 years (4.5%) and 25–44 years (4.2%) were more likely to be current e-cigarette users than adults aged 45–64 years (2.9%) and those aged =65 years (1.0%). Across all age groups, fewer than one fourth of adults who had ever used an e-cigarette reported being a current user.



QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults with No Health Insurance, by Type of Work Arrangement - National Health Interview Survey, 2010 and 2015

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:35:00 EDT

The percentage of all workers with no health insurance decreased from 17.5% in 2010 to 10.9% in 2015. The percentage also declined in each type of work arrangement. In 2015, independent workers (21.7%) or temporary/contract workers (21.0%) were more likely to lack health insurance than workers with a standard work arrangement (9.1%).



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates for Homicides, by Race/Ethnicity - United States, 1999-2015

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:36:00 EDT

During 1999–2014, a general decline in homicide trends for non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic populations occurred, followed by a significant increase in the rates for all three groups between 2014 and 2015. In 2015, homicide rates were 5.7 deaths per 100,000 for the total population, 20.9 for non-Hispanic blacks, 4.9 for Hispanics, and 2.6 for non-Hispanic whites. During 1999–2015, rates of deaths from homicide were highest for non-Hispanic blacks and lowest for non-Hispanic whites and declined the most for Hispanics.



QuickStats: Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Sex — United States, 1975–2015

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:19:00 EDT

The suicide rate for males aged 15–19 years increased from 12.0 to 18.1 per 100,000 population from 1975 to 1990, declined to 10.8 by 2007, and then increased 31% to 14.2 by 2015.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Were Never in Pain, in Pain Some Days, or in Pain Most Days or Every Day in the Past 6 Months, by Employment Status — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2016

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:20:00 EDT

In 2016, 37.7% of adults aged 18 years or older never had pain, 42.8% had pain on some days, and 19.6% had pain most days or every day in the past 6 months.



QuickStats: Percentage of Office-Based Primary Care Physicians Accepting New Patients, by Source of Payment Accepted — National Electronic Health Records Survey, 2015

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:05:00 EDT

Overall, 88.9% of primary care physicians reported that they accepted new patients.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Alzheimer’s Disease Death Rates Among Persons Aged 65 Years or Older, by State — United States, 2015

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:38:00 EDT

In 2015, the age-adjusted Alzheimer’s disease death rate among persons aged 65 years or older in the United States was 231.0 per 100,000 population.



QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Teens Aged 5–17 Years Who Missed More Than 10 School Days in the Past 12 Months Because of Illness or Injury, by Sex and Age — National Health Interview Survey, 2013–2015

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:13:00 EDT

During 2013–2015, 3.9% of boys and 4.3% of girls missed more than 10 school days in the past 12 months because of illness or injury.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Reported Having a Severe Headache or Migraine in the Past 3 Months, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:21:00 EDT

In 2015, 20% of women and 9.7% of men aged 18 years or older had a severe headache or migraine in the past 3 months.



QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Teens Aged 4–17 Years Ever Diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by Sex and Urbanization of County of Residence — National Health Interview Survey, 2013–2015

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:12:00 EDT

During 2013-2015, the percentage of children and teens aged 4–17 years who had ever received a diagnosis of ADHD was significantly higher among boys than among girls within all urbanization levels.



QuickStats: Average Number of Deaths from Motor Vehicle Injuries, Suicide, and Homicide by Day of the Week — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:46:00 EDT

In 2015, an average of 103 motor vehicle injury deaths, 121 suicides, and 49 homicides occurred each day.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Deaths, by Urbanization of County of Residence — 2005 and 2015

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:53:00 EDT

The overall age-adjusted rate of motor vehicle traffic deaths in the United States decreased 25% from 14.6 deaths per 100,000 population in 2005 to 10.9 in 2015.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Walked 10 Minutes or More as a Method of Transportation, by Location of Residence — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2005, 2010, and 2015

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:15:00 EDT

Overall, the percentage of adults aged 18 years or older that walked as a method of transportation increased from 29.4% in 2005 to 32.5% in 2015.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 65 Years or Older Who Saw Selected Types of Health Professionals in the Past 12 Months, by Diagnosed Diabetes Status — National Health Interview Survey, 2015

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:20:00 EDT

In 2015, adults aged 65 years or older with diagnosed diabetes were more likely than adults without diagnosed diabetes to report seeing general doctors (92.3% compared with 86.7%); eye doctors (66.9% compared with 56.6%); physician specialists (51.5% compared with 45.5%); foot doctors (29.9% compared with 13.0%) and mental health professionals (6.3% compared with 4.5%) in the past 12 months.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates Attributable to Alcohol-Induced Causes, by Race/Ethnicity — United States, 1999–2015

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:23:00 EDT

In 2015, mortality from alcohol-induced causes reached the highest rate during 1999–2015 of 9.1 deaths per 100,000 U.S. standard population.



QuickStats: Brain Cancer Death Rates Among Children and Teens Aged 1–19 Years by Sex and Age Group — United States, 2013–2015

Fri, 05 May 2017 09:11:00 EDT

The death rate for brain cancer, the most common cancer cause of death for children and teens aged 1–19 years, was 24% higher in males (0.73 per 100,000) than females (0.59) aged 1–19 years during 2013–2015.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adult Workers Aged 18 or Older Who Reported Being Threatened, Bullied, or Harassed While on the Job by Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2010 and 2015

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:12:00 EDT

In 2015, 6.8% of adult workers in the United States reported being threatened, bullied, or harassed on the job during the preceding 12 months, down from 7.8% overall in 2010.



QuickStats: Number of Deaths from 10 Leading Causes, by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:00 EDT

In 2015, a total of 1,339,226 deaths among females and 1,373,404 deaths among males occurred.



QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Gestational Age in Weeks for Infants Who Survived to Age 1 Year and Infants Who Died Before Age 1 Year — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2014

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:08:00 EDT

Infants who do not survive the first year of life are more likely to be born at earlier gestational ages.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2014–2015

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:17:00 EDT

From 2014 to 2015, the age-adjusted death rate for the total U.S. population increased 1.2% from 724.6 to 733.1 per 100,000 population.



QuickStats: Percentage of U.S. Women Aged 21–65 Years Who Never Had a Papanicolaou Test (Pap Test) by Place of Birth and Length of Residence in the United States — National Health Interview Survey, 2013 and 2015

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:17:00 EDT

In 2013 and 2015 combined, 6.8% of U.S. women aged 21–65 years had never received a Pap test in their lifetime.



QuickStats: Percentage of U.S. Women Aged 50–74 Years Who Never Had a Mammogram by Place of Birth and Length of Residence in the United States — National Health Interview Survey, 2013 and 2015

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:29:00 EDT

In 2013 and 2015 combined, 5.4% of U.S. women aged 50–74 years had never received a mammogram in their lifetime.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rate for Suicide by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1975–2015

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:26:00 EDT

There was an overall decline of 24% in the age-adjusted suicide rate from 1977 (13.7 per 100,000) to 2000 (10.4).



QuickStats: Prevalence of Untreated Dental Caries in Primary Teeth Among Children Aged 2–8 Years, by Age Group and Race/Hispanic Origin — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011–2014

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:11:00 EDT

During 2011–2014, 13.7% of children aged 2–8 years had untreated dental caries in their primary teeth (baby teeth).



QuickStats: Number of Deaths Resulting from Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning by Month and Year — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2010–2015

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:30:00 EDT

During 2010–2015, a total of 2,244 deaths resulted from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, with the highest numbers of deaths each year occurring in winter months.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 65 Years or Older by Number of 10 Selected Diagnosed Chronic Conditions and Poverty Status — National Health Interview Survey, 2013–2015

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:06:00 EDT

For the period 2013–2015, 13% of adults aged 65 years or older reported having none of 10 selected diagnosed chronic conditions; 25% had one, 46% had two or three, and 16% had four or more of the conditions.



QuickStats: Percentage of Total Daily Kilocalories Consumed from Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Among Children and Adults, by Sex and Income Level — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:38:00 EDT

During 2011–2014, on average, 7.3% of boys’ and 7.2% of girls’ total daily calories were obtained from SSBs compared with 6.9% for men and 6.1% for women.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 45 Years or Older Who Found It Very Difficult or Were Unable to Go Shopping or Attend Movies or Sporting Events, by Degree of Hearing Difficulty and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014–2015

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:23:00 EDT

During 2014–2015, adults aged 45 years or older were more likely to find it difficult or be unable to go shopping or go to movies or sporting events as hearing difficulties increased (even with the use of a hearing aid), from 8.1% among those with no difficulty hearing to 16.4% among those with some difficulty hearing, and to 24.3% among those with a lot of difficulty hearing or who were unable to hear.



QuickStats: Percentage of Persons of All Ages Who Delayed or Did Not Receive Medical Care During the Preceding Year Because of Cost, by U.S. Census Region of Residence — National Health Interview Survey, 2015

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:22:00 EDT

In 2015, approximately 6% of persons of all ages (20.1 million) in the United States delayed medical care during the preceding year because of worry about the cost, and 4.5% (14.2 million) did not receive needed medical care because they could not afford it.



QuickStats: Prevalence of Edentualism† in Adults Aged 65 Years or Older, by Age Group and Race/Hispanic Origin — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011–2014

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:16:00 EDT

During 2011–2014, 17.6% of adults aged 65 years or older were edentulous or had lost all their natural, permanent teeth.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Have Seen or Talked to a Doctor or Other Health Care Professional About Their Own Health in the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:30:00 EDT

In 2015, women aged 18 years or older were more likely than men, overall and for each age group except those aged 65 years or older, to have seen or talked to a doctor or other health professional about their own health in the past 12 months.



QuickStats: Prevalence of Untreated Dental Caries in Permanent Teeth Among Children and Adolescents Aged 6–19 Years, by Age Group — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:15:00 EDT

During 2011–2014, 13.3% of children and adolescents aged 6–19 years had untreated dental caries in their permanent teeth.



QuickStats: Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Heroin, by Selected Age Groups — United States, 2006–2015

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:18:00 EDT

The rate of drug overdose deaths involving heroin increased slightly during 2006–2010 but more than tripled during 2010–2015 for all age groups shown.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Are Very Worried about Medical Costs, by Home Ownership and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 09:33:00 EDT

In 2015, 15.6% of adults who lived in rental houses/apartments were very worried about paying for medical costs, compared with 8.7% of adults who lived in family-owned homes.



QuickStats: Use of Equipment or Assistance for Getting Around Among Persons Aged 50 Years or Older — National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2015

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:20:00 EDT

In 2014–2015, 13.9% of persons aged 50 years or older used equipment or received assistance for getting around.



QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Respondent-Assessed Health Status Among Adults Aged 25 Years or Older, by Completed Education — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:19:00 EDT

In 2015, health status improved as the level of education increased; 74% of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher were in excellent or very good health compared with almost 37% of adults with less than a high school diploma.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Cannot or Find It Very Difficult to Stand or Be on Their Feet for About 2 Hours Without Using Special Equipment, by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:29:00 EDT

A reported 10.2% of adults aged 18 years or older cannot, or find it very difficult to, stand or be on their feet for about 2 hours without using special equipment.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 20 Years or Older Who Ever Told A Doctor That They Had Trouble Sleeping, by Age Group and Sex — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2013–2014

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:32:00 EDT

In 2013–2014, 28% of U.S. adults reported that they had told a doctor or other health professional that they had trouble sleeping.



QuickStats: Average Infant Mortality Rate by Month — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2010–2014

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:13:00 EDT

During 2010–2014, the infant mortality rate averaged approximately 6.00 infant deaths per 1,000 live births each month.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 65 Years or Older Who Reported Ever Receiving a Pneumococcal Vaccination,† by Race/Ethnicity and Number of 10 Diagnosed Chronic Conditions — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014–2015

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:14:00 EDT

During 2014–2015, the percentage of adults aged 65 years or older who reported ever receiving a pneumococcal vaccination ranged from 42.6% for adults who had none of the 10 selected diagnosed chronic conditions to 78.3% for adults with 4 or more diagnosed chronic conditions.



QuickStats: Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury, Suicide and Homicide Among Children and Adolescents aged 10–14 Years — United States, 1999–2014

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:20:00 EDT

In 1999, the mortality rate for children and adolescents aged 10–14 years for deaths from motor vehicle traffic injury (4.5 per 100,000) was about four times higher than the rate for deaths for suicide and homicide (both at 1.2).






QuickStats: Cancer Death Rates for Children and Teens Aged 1–19 Years — United States, 1999, 2006, and 2014

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:07:00 EDT

The death rate for children and teens aged 1–19 years caused by leukemia decreased by 33%, from 0.85 per 100,000 population in 1999 to 0.57 in 2014.



QuickStats: Gestational Weight Gain Among Women with Full-Term, Singleton Births, Compared with Recommendations — 48 States and the District of Columbia, 2015

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:21:00 EDT

Gestational weight gain was within the recommended range for 32% of women giving birth to full-term, singleton infants in 2015, with 48% gaining more weight and 21% less weight than recommended.



QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged 1–5 Years with Elevated Blood Lead Levels, by Race/Ethnicity — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 1988–1994, 1999–2006, and 2007–2014

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:03:00 EDT

From 1988–1994 to 2007–2014, the percentage of children aged 1–5 years with blood lead levels more or less than 5 µg/dL declined from 25.6% to 1.9%.



QuickStats: Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Adults Aged 50–75 Years, by Race/Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2000–2015

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:57:00 EDT

During 2000–2015, among adults aged 50–75 years, the use of colorectal cancer tests or procedures increased for all racial/ ethnic groups included in the analysis.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 65 or Older Meeting 2008 Federal Guidelines for Leisure-Time Aerobic and Muscle-Strengthening Activities, by Age and Type of Activity — United States, 2000–2002 and 2013–2015

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:13:00 EDT

From 2000–2002 to 2013–2015, the percentage of older adults who met the 2008 federal guidelines for aerobic activity increased from 35.7% to 42.5% among persons aged 65–74 years, from 24.5% to 30.9% among persons aged 75–84 years, and from 11.9% to 19.4% among persons aged 85 years or older.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Top Five Causes of Cancer Death, by Race/Hispanic Ethnicity — United States, 2014

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:30:00 EDT

In 2014, the top five causes of cancer deaths for the total population were lung, colorectal, female breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancer.



QuickStats: Percentages of Residential Care Communities and Adult Day Services Centers That Provided Selected Services — United States, 2014

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:29:00 EDT

In 2014, a greater percentage of residential care communities than adult day service centers provided five of seven selected services.



QuickStats: Percentage of Physicians Who Have Electronic Access to Patient Health Information from Outside Their Medical Practice by State — United States, 2015

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:30:00 EDT

In 2015, approximately half (50.3%) of the physicians in the United States had information from other providers outside of their practice electronically available at the point of care.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 45 Years or Older with Activity Limitations, by Age Group and Type of Limitation — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2000–2015

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:19:00 EDT

The percentage of adults aged 45–64 years with limitations in activities of daily living (ADLs) increased from 1.3% in 2000 to 2% in 2015, and the percentage with limitations in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) increased from 2.8% to 4%.



QuickStats: Birth Rates Among Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Race/Hispanic Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2007 and 2015

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:22:00 EDT

From 2007 to 2015, the birth rate for female teens aged 15–19 years declined 46%, from 41.5 to 22.3 births per 1,000, the lowest rate ever recorded for this population in the United States.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Males Aged 15–44 Years, by the Five Leading Causes of Death — United States, 1999 and 2014

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:50:00 EDT

The age-adjusted death rate for males aged 15–44 years was 10% lower in 2014 (156.6 per 100,000 population) than in 1999 (174.1).



QuickStats: Percentage of Preterm Births† Among Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2007–2014

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:09:00 EDT

During 2007–2014, the percentage of births among teens aged 15–19 years that were preterm declined for each racial/ethnic group, except for non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander teens, where the change was not significant.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Had Visited or Talked to a Health Care Professional in the Past 12 Months, by Race/Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, 2010 and 2015

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:29:00 EDT

From 2010 to 2015, there was an increase in the percentage of non-Hispanic white adults (82.5% to 84.0%) and non-Hispanic black adults (80.5% to 83.5%) aged 18–64 years who had seen or talked to a health care professional in the past 12 months.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–64 Years With a Usual Place for Medical Care, by Race/Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, 2010 and 2015

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:37:00 EDT

From 2010 to 2015, there was an increase in the percentage of Hispanic adults (66.1% to 74.5%), non-Hispanic white adults (83.3% to 85.1%), non-Hispanic black adults (77.1% to 82.4%), and non-Hispanic Asian adults (79.5% to 83.3%) aged 18–64 years who had a usual place to go for medical care.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older with Two or More Visits to an Emergency Department in the Previous 12 Months, by Home Ownership and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:17:00 EDT

In 2015, the percentage of adults that visited an emergency department two or more times in the previous 12 months was higher among renters (9.5%) than among homeowners (5.4%).



QuickStats: Percentage of Medically Attended Injury Episodes That Resulted in Time Lost from Work§ or School by Number of Days Lost — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2011–2014

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:10:00 EDT

During 2011–2014, an average of 15.6 million medically attended injury episodes were reported annually among employed persons aged 13 years or older.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Females Aged 15–44 Years, by the Five Leading Causes of Death — United States, 1999 and 2014

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:05:00 EDT

The age-adjusted death rate for females aged 15–44 years was 5% lower in 2014 (82.1 per 100,000 population) than in 1999 (86.5).



QuickStats: Prevalence of Abnormal Cholesterol Levels Among Young Persons Aged 6–19 Years, by Sex and Weight Status — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:50:00 EDT

During 2011–2014, 21.0% of young persons aged 6–19 years had at least one of the three indicators of abnormal cholesterol.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentages of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Have Epilepsy, by Epilepsy Status and Race/Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2010 and 2013 Combined

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:18:00 EDT

For the years 2010 and 2013 combined, 1.7% of adults aged 18 years or older (4.0 million) had epilepsy, 1.0% had active epilepsy, and 0.7% had inactive epilepsy.



QuickStats: Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy — 46 States and the District of Columbia, 2014

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:58:00 EDT

In 2014, 20.6% of pregnant women who smoked cigarettes during the first or second trimester, in a reporting area of 46 states and the District of Columbia, stopped smoking during pregnancy.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Prevalence of Hypertension Treatment§ Among Adults Aged 18 Years or Older with Hypertension by Sex and Race/Ethnicity — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:39:00 EDT

During 2011–2014, 74.6% of adults aged 18 years or older with hypertension reported taking antihypertensive medication.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Prevalence of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older with Hypertension Who Are Aware They Have Hypertension by Sex and Race/Ethnicity — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014

Fri, 27 May 2016 09:14:00 EDT

For the period 2011–2014, 83.3% of adults aged 18 years or older with hypertension were aware of their hypertension status.



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates for Females and Males, by Method — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000 and 2014

Fri, 20 May 2016 09:37:00 EDT

From 2000 to 2014, the age-adjusted suicide rate increased from 4.0 to 5.8 per 100,000 for females and from 17.7 to 20.7 for males.



QuickStats: Percentage of U.S. Adults Who Met the 2008 Federal Physical Activity Guidelines for Aerobic and Strengthening Activity by Sex — National Health Interview Survey, 2000–2014

Fri, 13 May 2016 09:28:00 EDT

The percentage of U.S. adults who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for Americans increased from 15.1% in 2000 to 21.5% in 2014.



QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Met Federal Guidelines for Aerobic Physical Activity by Poverty Status — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014

Fri, 06 May 2016 09:07:00 EDT

In 2014, the percentage of adults aged 18 years or older who met federal guidelines for aerobic physical activity increased as family income increased.