QuickStats: Percentage of Uninsured Adults Aged 18–64 Years, by Race and Selected Hispanic Origin Subgroup — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019−2020

June 24, 2022

During 2019–2020, the percentage of U.S. adults aged 18–64 years who were uninsured was 14.4%.

Among all race and Hispanic origin subgroups, those most likely to be uninsured were Hispanic adults (30.4%) followed by non-Hispanic Black (14.6%), non-Hispanic White (9.7%), and non-Hispanic Asian (7.8%) adults.

Among the Hispanic origin subgroups included, those most likely to be uninsured were of Central American (42.2%) origin followed by Mexican or Chicano (33.6%) origin.

Adults of Cuban (22.7%) origin were more likely to be uninsured than those of Puerto Rican (14.8%) and Dominican (12.9%) origin. Other observed differences were not statistically significant.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2019 and 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7125a3.htm


QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Heat-Related Deaths by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018–2020

June 17, 2022

During 2018–2020, a total of 3,066 heat-related deaths occurred.

The highest percentage of heat-related deaths occurred among persons aged 55–64 years (19%), and the lowest percentage occurred among those aged 5–14 years (1%).

Among those aged 5–14 through aged 55–64 years, the percentage of heat-related deaths increased with age, then decreased through those aged ≥85 years (7%).

Approximately 2% of heat-related deaths occurred among those aged <1 year and 4% among those aged 1–4 years.

Source: National Vital Statistics System, Multiple Cause-of-Death Data, 2018–2020. https://wonder.cdc.gov/mcd.html

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7124a6.htm


Update to Provisional Drug Overdose Deaths from 12 months ending in January 2022

June 15, 2022

Provisional data show that the predicted number of drug overdose deaths showed an increase of 12.5% from 12 months ending in January 2022, from 95,440 to 107,375.

The predicted number of opioid-involved drug overdose deaths in the United States for the 12-month period ending in January 2022 (80,590) increased from 71,469 in the previous year.

The number of drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids and psychostimulants with abuse potential continue to increase compared to the previous year.

Drug overdose deaths involving cocaine also increased compared to the previous year.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/drug-overdose-data.htm


QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Diagnosed Heart Disease, by Urbanization Level and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020

June 10, 2022

In 2020, 6.3% percent of adults aged ≥18 years had diagnosed heart disease.

The prevalence of heart disease among adults aged ≥18 years was higher among those living in nonmetropolitan areas (8.8%) compared with those living in metropolitan areas (5.8%).

Prevalence increased with age from 0.9% among adults aged 18–44 years to 5.9% among those aged 45–64 years and 18.2% among those aged ≥65 years.

Among adults aged 45–64 years, those living in nonmetropolitan areas (7.8%) were more likely to have heart disease than those living in metropolitan areas (5.6%).

There was no statistically significant difference by urbanization level for adults aged 18–44 or ≥65 years.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7123a4.htm


National Safety Month:  Deaths from Falls Among 65+ Population Have Doubled Since ‘07

June 6, 2022