QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Heroin, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2017

September 20, 2019

From 1999 to 2005, the overall age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths involving heroin in the United States remained stable at approximately 0.7 deaths per 100,000 population.

The rate increased slightly from 0.7 in 2005 to 1.0 in 2010 and further increased to a high of 4.9 in 2016 and 2017.

From 2010 to 2017, rates generally increased for each of the racial/ethnic groups shown, with the highest rates observed for non-Hispanic whites. In 2017, the rates were 6.1 for non-Hispanic whites, 4.9 for non-Hispanic blacks, and 2.9 for Hispanics.

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



QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates of Suicide, by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017

September 13, 2019

In 2017, the U.S. age-adjusted suicide rate was 14.0 per 100,000 population, but rates varied by state.

The five states with the highest rates were Montana (28.9 deaths per 100,000 population), Alaska (27.0), Wyoming (26.9), New Mexico (23.3), and Idaho (23.2).

The five with the lowest rates were the District of Columbia (6.6), New York (8.1), New Jersey (8.3), Massachusetts (9.5), and Maryland (9.8).

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System. Mortality Data, 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm.


QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Parkinson Disease Among Adults Aged 65 Years or Older

September 6, 2019

From 1999 to 2017, age-adjusted death rates for Parkinson disease among adults aged 65 years or older increased from 41.7 to 65.3 per 100,000 population.

Among men, the age-adjusted death rate increased from 65.2 per 100,000 in 1999 to 97.9 in 2017.

Among women, the rate increased from 28.4 per 100,000 in 1999 to 43.0 in 2017. Throughout 1999–2017, the death rates for Parkinson disease for men were higher than those for women.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data 1999–2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm.


QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults Who Have Paid Sick Leave, by Industry — National Health Interview Survey, 2009 and 2018

August 30, 2019

The percentage of all currently employed workers with access to paid sick leave increased from 57.8% in 2009 to 62.4% in 2018.

By industry, the percentage increased for workers in construction (32.7% to 43.9%), wholesale & retail trade (48.3% to 53.1%), services (56.7% to 60.8%), and manufacturing (60.7% to 65.5%).

In 2018, fewer than half of workers in agriculture, forestry, and fishing and construction industries had access to paid sick leave compared to approximately 90% of workers in public administration.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2009–2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

QuickStats: Rate of Alcohol-Induced Deaths Among Persons Aged 25 Years or Older, by Age Group

August 26, 2019

Rates of alcohol-induced deaths for persons aged 45–64 years increased from 17.3 per 100,000 population in 1999 to 26.0 in 2017.

For persons aged 25–44 years, rates declined from 1999 to 2005, were stable from 2005 to 2012, and then increased from 2012 (4.8) to 2017 (6.3).

A similar pattern was observed for persons aged ≥65 years, with an initial decline, a stable period, and then an increase from 2011 (12.0) to 2017 (16.4).

Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 1999–2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.


QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Female Breast Cancer by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017

July 12, 2019

In 2017, the overall age-adjusted death rate for female breast cancer was 19.9 per 100,000 population.

The highest death rates were in Mississippi (25.5), DC (24.3), and Louisiana (23.6).

The lowest death rates were in Hawaii (15.6), Alaska (16.3), New Hampshire (16.3), Wyoming (16.5), Rhode Island (16.6), Minnesota (16.7), South Dakota (17.3), Wisconsin (17.4), and Vermont (17.4).

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, mortality file. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.


QuickStats: Average Daily Number of Deaths, by Month — United States, 2017

July 5, 2019

In 2017, an average of 7,708 deaths occurred each day.

January, February, and December were the months with the highest average daily number of deaths (8,478, 8,351, and 8,344, respectively).

June, July, and August were the months with the lowest average daily number of deaths (7,298, 7,157, and 7,158, respectively).

Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 1999–2017. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.