March 20, 2017
There was an overall decline of 24% in the age-adjusted suicide rate from 1977 (13.7 per 100,000) to 2000 (10.4).
The rate increased in most years from 2000 to 2015. The 2015 suicide rate (13.3) was 28% higher than in 2000.
The rates for males and females followed the overall pattern; however, the rate for males was approximately 3–5 times higher than the rate for females throughout the study period.
March 13, 2017
During 2011–2014, 13.7% of children aged 2–8 years had untreated dental caries in their primary teeth (baby teeth).
The proportion of children with untreated dental caries in their primary teeth increased with age: 10.9% among children aged 2–5 years and 17.4% among children aged 6–8 years.
A larger proportion of Hispanic (19.4%) and non-Hispanic black children (19.3%) had untreated dental caries in primary teeth compared with non-Hispanic white (9.5%) children.
March 6, 2017
During 2010–2015, a total of 2,244 deaths resulted from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, with the highest numbers of deaths each year occurring in winter months.
In 2015, a total of 393 deaths resulting from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning occurred, with 36% of the deaths occurring in December, January, or February.
February 27, 2017
For the period 2013–2015, 13% of adults aged 65 years or older reported having none of 10 selected diagnosed chronic conditions; 25% had one, 46% had two or three, and 16% had four or more of the conditions.
No differences by poverty status were observed among those who reported having two or three conditions, but those in the lowest income group (100% or less of the poverty threshold) were less likely to have none or only one of the chronic conditions compared with those in the highest income group (400% or more of the poverty threshold).
Those in the lowest income group also were more likely to have four or more conditions when compared with those in the highest income group (21% compared with 12%).
February 21, 2017
During 2011–2014, on average, 7.3% of boys’ and 7.2% of girls’ total daily calories were obtained from Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSB) compared with 6.9% for men and 6.1% for women.
For men, women, and girls, the percentage of total daily kilocalories from SSBs declined as income level increased.
For boys, the percentage of total daily kilocalories was lower for those in the highest income group than in the other income groups. Compared with women, a larger proportion of men’s total daily kilocalorie intake came from SSBs.
January 31, 2017
During 2011–2014, 17.6% of adults aged 65 years or older were edentulous or had lost all their natural, permanent teeth.
Adults aged 75 years or older (23%) were more likely to be edentulous compared with adults aged 65–74 years (13.9%).
Non-Hispanic black adults aged 65 years or older were more likely to be edentulous (27%) compared with non-Hispanic white (16.2%), non-Hispanic Asian (18.0%), and Hispanic adults (16.4%) aged 65 years or older.
January 17, 2017
During 2011–2014, 13.3% of children and adolescents aged 6–19 years had untreated dental caries in their permanent teeth.
The percentage of children and adolescents with untreated dental caries increased with age: 6.1% among those aged 6–11 years, 14.5% among those aged 12–15 years, and 22.6% among those aged 16–19 years.