QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥50 Years Who Ever Received a Shingles Vaccination, by Race and Hispanic Origin and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019

June 18, 2021

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In 2019, 26.1% of adults aged ≥50 years had ever received a shingles vaccination.

Non-Hispanic White adults (29.3%) were more likely than non-Hispanic Asian (22.9%), non-Hispanic Black (17.9%), and Hispanic (15.1%) adults to have ever received a shingles vaccination.

Overall, women (27.5%) were more likely than men (24.5%) to be vaccinated, and this pattern was consistent for non-Hispanic White women and men (30.9% versus 27.4%) and for Hispanic women and men (17.2% versus 12.7%).

No statistically significant difference by sex was observed for non-Hispanic Asian women and men (23.2% versus 22.5%) or non-Hispanic Black women and men (17.7% versus 18.1%).

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

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7024a5.htm


QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 50 Years or Older with Osteoporosis, by Race and Hispanic Origin — United States, 2017–2018

May 14, 2021

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During 2017–2018, the age-adjusted prevalence of osteoporosis among adults aged 50 years or older was 12.6%.

A lower percentage of non-Hispanic Black adults (6.8%) had osteoporosis compared with non-Hispanic White adults (12.9%), non-Hispanic Asian adults (18.4%), and Hispanic adults (14.7%).

The observed differences among non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Asian, and Hispanic adults did not reach statistical significance.

Sources: Sarafrazi N, Wambogo EA, Shepherd JA. Osteoporosis or low bone mass in older adults: United States, 2017–2018. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief, no. 405. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db405.htm; NCHS, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHNES) data, NHNES 2017–2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7019a5.htm


QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older with Arthritis, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019

April 30, 2021

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In 2019, among adults aged 18 years or older, prevalence of arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, and fibromyalgia) increased with age among both men and women.

For men, prevalence increased from 5.8% among those aged 18–44 years to 22.3% among those aged 45–64 years, 40.1% among those aged 65–74 years, and 44.7% among those aged 75 years or older.

For women, prevalence increased from 6.6% among those aged 18–44 years to 29.3% among those aged 45–64 years, 48.6% among those aged 65–74 years, and 57.8% among those aged 75 years or older.

Women were more likely to have arthritis than were men overall (24.3% versus 18.3%) and in all age groups except 18–44 years, where the difference did not reach statistical significance.

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

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7017a7.htm


QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Alzheimer Disease Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years, by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2019

April 23, 2021

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The age-adjusted death rate for Alzheimer disease increased from 128.8 per 100,000 in 1999 to 233.8 in 2019.

The trend for the total population and for men and women alternated between periods of general increase and periods of stability. Rates were stable from 2016 to 2019, and in 2019 were 263.0 for women and 186.3 for men.

Throughout the 1999–2019 period, the rate was higher for women than for men.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 1999–2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm


NCHS UPDATES”STATS OF THE STATES” PAGE WITH LATEST FINAL DATA

March 26, 2021

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The CDC National Center for Health Statistics web page “Stats of the States” has been updated to include the latest state-based final data on selected vital statistics topics, including:

  • General fertility rates
  • Teen birth rates
  • Selected other maternal and infant health measures
  • Marriage & divorce rates
  • Leading causes of death
  • Other high profile causes of death.

The site’s map pages allow users to rank states from highest to lowest or vice versa.  This latest version of “Stats of the States” also includes two new topics:  Life expectancy by state and COVID-19 death rates by state (provisional data on a quarterly basis, through Q3 of 2020).  All death rates are adjusted for age.  Rates are featured in the maps because they best illustrate the impact of a specific measure on a particular state.

The main “Stats of the States” page can be accessed at:  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/stats_of_the_states.htm


QuickStats: Death Rates from Unintentional Falls Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2018

November 13, 2020

From 1999 to 2018, death rates from unintentional falls among persons aged ≥65 years increased among all age groups.

The largest increase occurred among persons aged ≥85 years, from 110.2 per 100,000 in 1999 to 270.5 in 2018.

For persons aged 75–84 years, the rate increased from 31.5 to 63.1, and among those aged 65–74 years, the rate increased from 9.0 to 16.8.

Throughout the period, rates were highest among persons aged ≥85 years, followed by rates among persons aged 75–84 years, and were lowest among persons aged 65–74 years.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.

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Differences in Characteristics of Adult Day Services Centers, by Level of Medical Service Provision

October 23, 2020

A new NCHS report provides estimates of the most current nationally representative distribution of adult day services centers (ADSCs) and participants by level of the center’s medical service provision. It also examines differences in organizational characteristics, participant characteristics, and geographical characteristics of ADSCs by medical service provision.

Findings:

  • In 2016, 16.1% of ADSCs were nonmedical, 30.6% were low medical, 39.7% were moderate medical, and 13.5% were high medical.
  • Daily attendance, Medicaid licensure, nurse staffing levels, use of electronic health records and any health information exchange with physicians, pharmacies, and hospitals all increased with increasing level of medical service provision.
  • Among participants, there was a significant increase by increasing level of medical service provision in the percentage of participants who were Hispanic and non-Hispanic races other than white or black, aged 65 and over, diagnosed with selected conditions, needed assistance with any activities of daily living, lived in a private residence alone, had Medicaid, and had any adverse events.
  • The percentage of centers located in metropolitan statistical areas and those located in the Northeast and South census regions increased with increasing level of medical service provision.

QuickStats: Death Rates from Influenza and Pneumonia Among Persons Aged 65 Years or Older

October 9, 2020

In 2018, the death rate from influenza and pneumonia among persons aged 65 years or older was 93.2 deaths per 100,000 population.

Death rates increased with age from 31.7 deaths per 100,000 population among adults aged 65–74 years, to 94.2 among adults aged 75–84 years, to 377.6 among those aged 85 years or older.

Rates increased with age for both men and women, and in each age group the death rates were higher for men than for women.

Source: National Vital Statistics System mortality data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6940a5.htm


QuickStats: Prevalence of Complete Tooth Loss Among Adults Aged 65 Years or Older by Federal Poverty Level — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 1999–2018

September 18, 2020

The age-adjusted prevalence of complete tooth loss among adults aged 65 years or older decreased from 29.3% during 1999–2000 to 12.6% during 2017–2018.

For the same period, the prevalence decreased from 42.1% to 23.5% for adults living at less than 200% of the federal poverty level and from 17.7% to 8.5% for adults living at more than 200% of the federal poverty level.

Throughout the period, the prevalence of complete tooth loss was higher among those living at less than 200% of the federal poverty level.

Sources: Fleming E, Afful J, Griffin SO. Prevalence of tooth loss among older adults: United States, 2015–2018. NCHS data brief, no. 368. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db368.htm. National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2015–2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6937a8.htm


Selected Financial Burdens of Health Care Among Families With Older Adults, by Family Composition: United States, 2017–2018

July 15, 2020

Questions for Robin Cohen, Health Statistician and Lead Author of “Selected Financial Burdens of Health Care Among Families With Older Adults, by Family Composition: United States, 2017–2018.”

Q: Why did you decide to do a report on financial burdens to health care among U.S. families with older adults?

RC: Living arrangements are associated with financial status. Sharing financial resources may offer financial stability to the family.  Financial stability has been associated with one’s ability to pay for medical expenses. However, little is known how financial burdens for medical care differ among older adult families in the United States.


Q: Can you summarize some of the data in the report?

RC: About 8.6% of families with older adults experienced problems paying medical bills and 8.9% had forgone medical care. Older-adult families with at least one child were most likely to experience problems paying medical bills and to have forgone medical care. Older-adult families with only two older adults were the least likely to have experienced problems paying medical bills and to have forgone medical care.


Q: Was there a specific finding in the data that surprised you from this report?

RC: After adjusting for selected family characteristics in multivariate analyses, the odds of experiencing problems paying medical bills and forgone medical care weakened for all family compositions but remained significantly lower for families with only two older adults.


Q: Is there any trend data that goes back further than 2017?

RC: This is the first time that we have looked at older adult families with the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). However, NHIS data is available to examine this issue back to 2011.


Q: What is the take home message for this report?

RC: The findings from this report support the premise that older-adult families with different family compositions experience different levels of financial barriers to medical care.