The Prevelance of HIV Infection Among U.S. Adults

January 30, 2008

Did you know that approximatley 0.47 percent of U.S.  household population between the ages of 18 and 49 years are living with HIV, according to estimates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) based on surveys conducted between 1999-2006? Read more here!

United States Life Tables

January 25, 2008

This report presents period  life tables  for the U.S. based on age specific death rates for the most recent year. Based on the 2004 report it seems like Americans are truly living longer. The overall expectation of life at “birth ” was 77.8 years, representing an increase of 0.4 year from life expectancy in 2003. Between 2003-2004 life expectancy increases for male and female, and for both white and black population. See full story here!

Health Characteristics of Asian Adult Population

January 25, 2008

New Report Examines  the Health of  Asian Adult Population in the United States. The report examines Asian: health behavior, health care utilization, conditions, mental health status, health status, immunization and HIV testing.  Read more about Asian health characteristics here!

Hypertension Awareness (Blood Pressure)

January 9, 2008

New report from  the CDC/NCHS shows hypertention prevelence and trends overtime. Statistic shows that in 2005-2006  29% of all U.S. adults 18 years and older were hypertensive, or taking  some form of medication for hypertension. Read more about hypertension here!