QuickStats: Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Sex — United States, 1975–2015

August 7, 2017

The suicide rate for males aged 15–19 years increased from 12.0 to 18.1 per 100,000 population from 1975 to 1990, declined to 10.8 by 2007, and then increased 31% to 14.2 by 2015.

The rate in 2015 for males was still lower than the peak rates in the mid- 1980s to mid-1990s.

Rates for females aged 15–19 were lower than for males aged 15–19 but followed a similar pattern during 1975–2007 (increasing from 2.9 to 3.7 from 1975 to 1990, followed by a decline from 1990 to 2007).

The rates for females then doubled from 2007 to 2015 (from 2.4 to 5.1). The rate in 2015 was the highest for females for the 1975–2015 period.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6630a6.htm

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Alzheimer’s Disease Death Rates† Among Persons Aged 65 Years or Older, by State — United States, 2015

July 18, 2017

In 2015, the age-adjusted Alzheimer’s disease death rate among persons aged 65 years or older in the United States was 231.0 per 100,000 population.

The five states with the highest age-adjusted death rates for Alzheimer’s disease were South Carolina (362.8), Washington (349.6), Mississippi (346.5), Tennessee (340.8), and Louisiana (333.6).

New York had the lowest rate (99.0), followed by Maryland (128.2), Alaska (131.7), Connecticut (149.3), and the District of Columbia (152.2).

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6627a6.htm

QuickStats: Average Number of Deaths from Motor Vehicle Injuries, Suicide, and Homicide by Day of the Week

June 12, 2017

In 2015, an average of 103 motor vehicle injury deaths, 121 suicides, and 49 homicides occurred each day.

Motor vehicle injury deaths were more likely to occur on Saturdays and Sundays and least likely to occur on Tuesdays.

The highest number of suicides occurred on Mondays and Tuesdays and the lowest on Saturdays.

Homicides peaked on Sundays, followed by Saturdays; homicides were less likely to occur on weekdays.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6622a5.htm

Quickstat – June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Deaths by Urbanization of County of Residence — 2005 and 2015

June 7, 2017

The overall age-adjusted rate of motor vehicle traffic deaths in the United States decreased 25% from 14.6 deaths per 100,000 population in 2005 to 10.9 in 2015.

During this period, the rate declined in each of the county groupings, with the largest decline of 26% in the large fringe metropolitan and micropolitan counties and the smallest decline of 20% in rural counties.

For both years, the rates for motor vehicle traffic deaths were higher in nonmetropolitan areas than in metropolitan areas.

In 2015, the age-adjusted rate in rural counties was nearly three times the rate for large central metropolitan counties (23.0 compared with 7.9 per 100,000).

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6621a6.htm

Stat of the Day – June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Walked 10 Minutes or More as a Method of Transportation, by Location of Residence

May 30, 2017

Overall, the percentage of adults aged 18 years or older that walked as a method of transportation increased from 29.4% in 2005 to 32.5% in 2015.

A similar pattern was observed for adults residing in metropolitan locations (31.2% to 34.1%) but there was no change for those residing in nonmetropolitan locations (22.4% to 22.2%).

Regardless of year, adults residing in metropolitan locations were more likely to have walked as a method of transportation than were adults residing in nonmetropolitan locations.