September 23, 2009
Today the National Center for Health Statistics released the first numbers for health insurance coverage and non-coverage for 2009 (first quarter, January through March). Below shows the percentage of the population that was uninsured last year, as well as the percentage of the population covered by a public or private plan.
For more information from this report, visit www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur200909.htm.
September 16, 2009
Age-adjusted death rates shown here are deaths per 100,000 population.
To learn more, visit www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm.
September 9, 2009
How many Americans are exercising? The answer might surprise you (or it might not). Here’s a look at the numbers.
- In 2008, 31.9% of U.S. adults aged 18 years and over engaged in regular leisure-time physical activity, which was higher than, but not significantly different from, the 2007 estimate of 30.8%.
- The annual percentages of adults aged 18 years and over who engaged in regular leisure-time physical activity ranged from 29.8% in 1998 to 32.8% in 2003.
- For adults aged 18–24 years, 65-74 years, and 75 years and over, women were less likely than men to engage in regular leisure-time physical activity.
- The age-sex-adjusted percentage of adults who engaged in regular leisure-time physical activity was 24.5% for Hispanic adults, 35.4% for non-Hispanic white adults, and 24.6% for non-Hispanic black adults.
September 2, 2009
More injuries occur at a person’s house than anywhere else, a new report from NCHS shows. Also, falls are still the leading cause of injury. Other information in the report includes the following: