January 29, 2021
Among women aged 22–49 years who have ever had sexual intercourse, 24.3% have ever used emergency contraception.
The percentage of women who have ever used emergency contraception increased with education level, from 12.6% among women without a high school diploma or GED to 27.9% among women with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Source: National Survey of Family Growth, 2017–2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/index.htm
January 15, 2021
Among women aged 22–44 years, during 2015–2019, 67.3% had ever cohabited with an opposite-sex partner compared with 62.5% during 2006–2010.
Among women with a high school diploma, GED, or less education, the percentages of those who had ever cohabited with an opposite-sex partner were similar (72.6%) across the two periods; the percentage of women with some college or higher education who had ever cohabited was higher for 2015–2019 (64.8%) than for 2006–2010 (56.0%).
In both periods, women with a high school diploma, GED, or less education were more likely to have ever cohabited with an opposite-sex partner than were women with some college or higher education.
Source: National Survey of Family Growth, 2006–2010 and 2015–2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/index.htm.
January 14, 2021
NCHS released the latest monthly provisional data on drug overdose deaths in America on Wednesday. This release covers the one-year period ending in June of 2020, and the impact of the pandemic on drug abuse in the country is reflected in the new numbers.
Provisional data show that the reported number of drug overdose deaths occurring in the United States increased by 19.5% from the 12 months ending in June 2019 to the 12 months ending in June 2020, from 67,787 to 81,003. After adjustments for delayed reporting, the predicted number of drug overdose deaths showed an increase of 21.3% from the 12 months ending in June 2019 to the 12 months ending in June 2020, from 68,711 to 83,335.
January 8, 2021
During 2017–2018, 57.6% of adults aged ≥20 years had taken a dietary supplement within the past 30 days.
The percentage increased with family income: 44.9% among those with family incomes <130% of the FPL, 56.2% among those with family incomes 130%–349% of the federal poverty level (FPL), and 65.7% among those with family incomes ≥350% of the FPL.
The increase with family income was seen for both men and women.
Women were more likely than were men to use a dietary supplement overall (63.8% versus 50.8%) and at each income level.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2017–2018. https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/search/datapage.aspx?Component=Dietary&CycleBeginYear=2017.