QuickStats: Percentage of Suicides and Homicides Involving a Firearm Among Persons Aged ≥10 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2020

May 13, 2022

In 2020, among persons aged ≥10 years, the percentage of suicide deaths that involved a firearm was lowest among those aged 25–44 years (45.1%) and highest among those aged ≥65 years (70.8%).

The percentage of homicide deaths that involved a firearm decreased with age, from 91.6% among those aged 10–24 years to 46.0% among those aged ≥65 years.

Persons aged ≥65 years had the highest percentage of suicide deaths that involved a firearm but the lowest percentage of homicide deaths that involved a firearm.

Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7119a5.htm


QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Met the Federal Guidelines for Muscle-Strengthening Physical Activity, by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020

May 6, 2022

In 2020, 35.2% of men and 26.9% of women aged ≥18 years met the federal guideline for muscle-strengthening physical activity.

The percentage of men who met the muscle-strengthening guideline decreased with age from 44.5% for those aged 18–44 years, to 29.9% for those aged 45–64 years, and to 22.0% for those aged ≥65 years.

The percentage also decreased with age among women from 34.1% for those aged 18–44 years, to 23.8% for those aged 45–64 years, and to 17.2% for those aged ≥65 years.

Men were more likely to have met the muscle-strengthening guideline than women in all age groups.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

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QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Had Paid Sick Leave Benefits at Last Week’s Job or Business, by Region — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019 and 2020

April 29, 2022

The percentage of currently employed adults who had access to paid sick leave increased from 62.1% in 2019 to 66.5% in 2020.

During this period, increases were noted among all regions of the country (Northeast: from 65.6% to 69.8%, Midwest: from 60.1% to 64.5%, South: from 59.1% to 63.5%, and West: from 65.8% to 70.3%).

In both years, rates were highest in the Northeast and West and lowest in the Midwest and South.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2019–2020 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Had a Dental Visit in the Past 12 Months, by Dental Insurance and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019–2020

April 22, 2022

The percentage of adults aged 18−64 years who had a dental visit during the past 12 months decreased from 65.5% in 2019 to 62.7% in 2020.

From 2019 to 2020, the percentage of adults aged 18−64 years who had a dental visit during the past 12 months decreased for those with dental insurance (75.0% to 72.0%) and those without dental insurance (47.8% to 45.4%).

In both 2019 and 2020, adults with dental insurance were more likely to have a dental visit than those without dental insurance.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2019 and 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm


QuickStats: Rate of Deaths Attributed to Unintentional Injury from Fire or Flames, by Sex and Urban-Rural Status — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2020

April 8, 2022

In 2020, the death rate attributed to unintentional injury from fire or flames was higher in rural areas than in urban areas for females and males.

The rate for females was 1.4 per 100,000 in rural areas and 0.6 in urban areas.

The rate for males was 2.4 per 100,000 in rural areas and 0.9 in urban areas.

Males had higher death rates than females in both rural and urban areas.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm

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QuickStats: Percentage of Office-Based Physicians Who Had Telephone or Internet/Email Consults with Patients — National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2018 and 2020

April 1, 2022

The percentage of office-based physicians who reported having telephone consults with patients during their last normal week of practice increased from 35.8% in 2018 to 57.4% in 2020.

The percentage who reported having Internet/email consults with patients also increased from 13.9% in 2018 to 26.8% in 2020.

In both years, physicians were more likely to report having telephone than Internet/email consults.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2018 and 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ahcd/about_ahcd.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7113a4.htm


QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Have Difficulty Hearing Even When Using a Hearing Aid, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020

March 25, 2022

In 2020, 12.3% of adults aged ≥18 years had some difficulty hearing even when using a hearing aid and 1.5% had a lot of difficulty or could not hear at all.

The percentage of adults who had some difficulty hearing increased with age, from 6.0% among those aged 18–44 years, to 12.6% among those aged 45–64 years, and to 25.0% among those aged ≥65 years.

The percentage of adults who had a lot of difficulty hearing or were unable to hear at all also increased with age, from 0.5% among those aged 18–44 years, to 1.6% among those aged 45–64 years, and to 3.7% among those aged ≥65 years.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7112a5.htm


QuickStats: Rate of Unintentional Traumatic Brain Injury–Related Deaths Among Persons Aged ≤19 Years, by Age Group and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018–2020

March 18, 2022

During 2018–2020, death rates for unintentional traumatic brain injury among persons aged ≤19 years were higher for males than for females in each age group.

Rates were highest for males (6.1 per 100,000) and females (2.9) among persons aged 15–19 years.

Rates were lowest for males and females aged 5–9 years (1.1 and 0.8, respectively) and for males and females aged 10–14 years (1.3 and 0.8, respectively).

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

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7111a5.htm


QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Sleep <7 Hours on Average in a 24-Hour Period, by Sex and Age Group

March 11, 2022

Overall, 28.3% of men and 27.2% of women aged ≥18 years slept <7 hours on average within a 24-hour period.

Among persons aged 18–44 years, men (28.8%) were more likely to sleep <7 hours compared with women (25.6%).

Among adults aged 45–64 years, the percentage was similar for men (31.1%) and women (30.7%).

However, among those aged ≥65 years, women (25.5%) were more likely than men (22.6%) to sleep <7 hours.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7110a6.htm


QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Kidney Disease, by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, July–December 2020

March 4, 2022

During July–December 2020, 3.1% of adults aged ≥18 years had kidney disease.

The prevalence of kidney disease increased with age, from 1.1% among adults aged 18–44 years to 3.1% among those aged 45–64 years and to 7.1% among those aged ≥65 years.

Among adults aged ≥65 years, a higher percentage of men had kidney disease (8.3%) compared with women (6.1%).

No significant differences were observed by sex for adults aged 18–44 years (0.9% for men versus 1.3% for women) and those aged 45–64 years (2.9% for men versus 3.3% for women).

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7109a5.htm