New health insurance coverage numbers/percentages released for first quarter 2009

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.

Percentage of person without health insruance by age group and percentage by type of coverage

For more information from this report, visit www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur200909.htm.

 

 

 

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How does your state fare when it comes to death rates from flu and pneumonia?

September 16, 2009

Age-adjusted death Rates for influenza and pneumonia, 2006

Age-adjusted death rates shown here are deaths per 100,000 population.

To learn more, visit www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm.


Exercise not a priority for the majority of Americans

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.
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Source: Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey

 


More injuries cccur at home than elsewhere

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:

  • In 2007, there were an estimated 34.3 million injury episodes.
  • In every year during 1997–2007, the age-adjusted rate of injury episodes among the U.S. population was higher for males than for females.
  • In every year during 1997–2007, the age-adjusted rate of injury episodes among the U.S. population was higher for those who were non-Hispanic white than for those who were non-Hispanic black and Hispanic.
  • For more, please visit the NCHS website at www.cdc.gov/nchs.