QuickStats: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease Death Rates Among Women Aged 45–64 Years, by Race and Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2015

September 25, 2017

Among black women aged 45–54 years, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease death rate decreased 60% from 28.4 per 100,000 in 2006 to 11.5 in 2015.

Among black women aged 55–64 years, the rate increased 42% from 10.0 in 2000 to 14.2 in 2008, before declining to 10.3 in 2015.

Among white women aged 45–54 years, the rate decreased 53% from 1.9 in 2005 to 0.9 in 2015.

Among white women aged 55–64 years, the rate did not change, remaining at about 0.8.

Throughout the period, HIV disease death rates among black women were higher compared with rates among white women for both age groups.

Source: National Vital Statistics System

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6637a11.htm

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QuickStats: Percentage of Women Who Missed Taking Oral Contraceptive Pills Among Women Aged 15–44 Years Who Used Oral Contraceptive Pills and Had Sexual Intercourse, Overall and by Age and Number of Pills Missed

September 18, 2017

Among women aged 15–44 years who used oral contraceptive pills in the last 4 weeks and had sexual intercourse in the past 12 months, 69% of women reported missing no pills, 15% missed one pill, and 16% missed two or more pills.

Across the two age groups (15–24 years and 25–44 years), similar percentages of women aged 15–24 years reported missing no pills (67%) compared with women aged 25–44 years (70%).

Similar percentages of women aged 15–24 years reported missing one pill (12%) compared with women aged 25–44 years (17%).

A higher percentage of women aged 15–24 years (21%) reported missing two or more pills compared with women aged 25–44 years (13%).

Source: National Survey of Family Growth, 2013–2015. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/index.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6636a10.htm?s_cid=mm6636a10_e


QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Unintentional Falls Among Adults Aged 65 Years or Older by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2015

September 11, 2017

From 2000 to 2015, the age-adjusted unintentional fall death rate for adults aged ≥65 years increased an average of 4.9% per year.

The death rate for women increased from 24.6 to 52.4 per 100,000 population.

The death rate for men increased from 38.2 to 72.2. Throughout the period, men had higher death rates than women.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6635a6.htm?s_cid=mm6635a6_e


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September 8, 2017


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