STATCAST: Dec. 12, 2007

December 17, 2007

December 12 – “High Serum Total Cholesterol – An Indicator for Monitoring Cholesterol Lowering Efforts: U.S. Adults, 2005-2006″ Susan Schober, a senior epidemiologist with the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, discusses the continued drop in cholesterol levels in the U.S.

Teen Birth Rate in the U.S. Sky Rockets in 2006

December 10, 2007

Teen birth rate in the U.S. rose in 2006 for the first time since 1991, the rate for out-of-wedlock childbearing also rose significantly. Between 2005 and 2006, the birth rate for teenagers 15-19 years rose 3 percent, from 40.5 live births per1, 000 females aged 15-19 years in 2005 to 41.9 births per 1,000 in 2006. This shows a 14 year downward trend in which the teen birth rate fell by 34 percent from it all-time peak of 61.8 births per 1,000 in 1991. View full report here.

Latest Report on Access to Health Care

December 5, 2007

Nearly one in five U.S. adults – more than 40 million people – report they do not have adequate access to the health care they need, according to the annual report on the nation’s health released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  

The report, “Health, United States, 2007,” is a compilation of more than 150 health tables prepared by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.  Access full report here.