February 15, 2019
From 2015 to 2017, death rates for motor vehicle traffic injury increased for persons aged 15 years or older.
For infants and children younger than 15 years there was no statistically significant change from 2015 to 2017, and this group had the lowest death rate (2.0 deaths per 100,000) in 2017.
The highest death rate in 2017 was for persons aged 75 years or older (19.1), followed by a 15.3 death rate for persons aged 15–34 years, and 12.8 for persons aged 35–54 and 55–74 years.
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 1999–2017.
February 8, 2019
During 2015–2017, 2.8% of persons of all ages had a medically attended injury in the past 3 months, and this varied by age.
The percentage who had a medically attended injury increased from 1.8% among those aged less than 10 years to 3.2% among those aged 10–19 years, declined to 2.5% among those aged 20–44 years, and then increased to 3.0% among those aged 45–64 years and to 3.7% among those aged 65 years or older.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015–2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
January 25, 2019
During 2015–2017, 5.3% of U.S. women aged 50–74 years had ever been told they had breast cancer.
Non-Hispanic white women were more likely to have ever been told they had breast cancer (6.1%) compared with Hispanic women (3.2%) and non-Hispanic black women (3.6%).
There was no significant difference in the prevalence of breast cancer between Hispanic and non-Hispanic black women.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015–2017
January 24, 2019
A new NCHS report examines visit rates by age and sex. It also examines visit characteristics—including insurance status, reason for visit, and services—by age. Estimates use data from the 2016 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.
- In 2016, there were an estimated 278 office-based physician visits per 100 persons.
- The visit rate among females exceeded the rate for males, and the rates for both infants and older adults exceeded the rates for those aged 1–64 years.
- Private insurance was the primary expected source of payment for the majority of visits by children under age 18 and adults aged 18–64, whereas Medicare was the primary expected source of payment for the majority of visits by adults aged 65 and over.
- Compared with adults, a larger percentage of visits by children were for either preventive care or a new problem.
- Compared with children, a larger percentage of visits by adults included an imaging service that was ordered or provided.
January 18, 2019
In 2017, adults aged 18–64 years with current asthma were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months (47.9%) than those without asthma (36.4%).
Regardless of asthma status, women were more likely than men to have had an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months.
Women aged 18–64 years with current asthma (51.3%) were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination than men with current asthma in this age group (41.6%).
Among adults aged 18–64 years without asthma, women also were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination (40.0%) than were men (32.8%).
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2017.