January 11, 2019
During 2015–2016, 3.5% of adult visits to the emergency department were made by those with chronic kidney disease.
A higher percentage of visits were made by men with chronic kidney disease than women (4.1% compared with 2.7%).
The same pattern was observed for non-Hispanic black men (5.0%) and women (2.4%).
Although the pattern was similar, there was no statistically significant difference in emergency department visits by sex for Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adults.
SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2015–2016.
April 24, 2017
In 2015, a total of 1,339,226 deaths among females and 1,373,404 deaths among males occurred.
Heart disease and cancer were the top two causes of death for both females and males; other leading causes varied in rank by sex.
The 10 leading causes of death accounted for approximately three-quarters of all deaths.
April 19, 2017
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has updated its “Stats of the States” feature on the NCHS web site. This resource features the latest state-by-state comparisons on key health indicators ranging from birth topics such as teen births and cesarean deliveries to leading causes of death and health insurance coverage.
Tabs have been added to the color-coded maps to compare trends on these topics between the most recent years (2015 and 2014) and going back a decade (2005) and in some cases further back.
To access the main “Stats of the States” page, use the following link: