QuickStats: Percentage of Women Aged 50 Years or Older Who Have Had a Hysterectomy, by Race/Ethnicity and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2008 and 2018

October 18, 2019

The percentage of women aged 50 years or older who have had a hysterectomy decreased from 36.6% in 2008 to 31.7% in 2018.

Decreases were also observed among non-Hispanic white women (37.5% to 33.3%) and Hispanic women (30.3% to 22.6%), but there was no significant decrease for non-Hispanic black women (40.4% to 36.8%).

For both time points, non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white women were more likely than Hispanic women to have had a hysterectomy.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2008 and 2018 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.



August 16, 2007

The rate of hysterectomies in the United States has remained fairly constant over time. In 1994, there were some 556,000 hysterectomies performed for a rate of 214.7/100,000 persons (not just women). In 2004, there were about 617,000 such procedures performed for a rate of 21.1/10,000 persons.

The rate by year and by age group as well as the the number by year and age group are also available.

These data come from the Hospital Discharge Survey.