QuickStats: Death Rates from Septicemia Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2018

November 20, 2020

During 2000–2018, the death rate from septicemia among persons aged 65 years or older generally decreased from 70.8 to 58.7 deaths per 100,000 population.

The death rate was lower in 2018 than in 2000 among persons aged 75–84 years (80.4 compared with 69.4) and among persons aged 85 years or older (215.7 compared with 167.4).

The death rate for persons aged 65–74 was similar in 2000 (31.0) and 2018 (30.0). In each year during 2000–2018, the death rate was highest among persons aged 85 years or older and lowest among persons aged 65–74 years.

Source: National Vital Statistics System mortality data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.

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QuickStats: Death Rates from Unintentional Falls Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2018

November 13, 2020

From 1999 to 2018, death rates from unintentional falls among persons aged ≥65 years increased among all age groups.

The largest increase occurred among persons aged ≥85 years, from 110.2 per 100,000 in 1999 to 270.5 in 2018.

For persons aged 75–84 years, the rate increased from 31.5 to 63.1, and among those aged 65–74 years, the rate increased from 9.0 to 16.8.

Throughout the period, rates were highest among persons aged ≥85 years, followed by rates among persons aged 75–84 years, and were lowest among persons aged 65–74 years.

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

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Alzheimer Disease Among Adults Aged 65 Years or Older, by Sex and Race/Hispanic Origin

November 6, 2020

In 2018, the age-adjusted death rate for Alzheimer disease among adults aged 65 years or older was higher for women (267.9 deaths per 100,000) than for men (191.9).

Among men, non-Hispanic White men had the highest death rate (201.7) compared with non-Hispanic Black (176.8) and Hispanic (168.4) men.

Among women, non-Hispanic White women (285.1) had the highest death rate, followed by non-Hispanic Black (234.7) and Hispanic (218.8) women.

Compared with men, women had higher age-adjusted death rates from Alzheimer disease in all three race and Hispanic-origin groups.

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

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Had an Unmet Mental Health Care Need Because of Cost in the Past 12 Months by Age Group and Sex

October 30, 2020

In 2019, 5.3% of adults aged 18 years or older had an unmet mental health care need because of cost in the past 12 months.

Women (7.2%) were more likely than men (3.3%) to have an unmet mental health care need because of cost, regardless of age group.

The percentage of men with an unmet mental health care need decreased with age, from 5.1% among those aged 18–44 years to 0.8% among those aged 65 years or older.

Similarly, the percentage among women decreased with age, from 10.3% among those aged 18–44 years to 2.1% among those aged 65 years or older.

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

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QuickStats: Rate of Unintentional Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)–Related Deaths Among Persons Aged 24 Years and Under, by Age Group

October 16, 2020

From 1999 to 2018, death rates for unintentional TBI among persons aged 24 years and under declined across all age groups.

During the 20-year period, TBI-related death rates declined from 3.7 per 100,000 to 1.5 among children aged 0–4 years, from 3.0 to 0.9 for children and adolescents aged 5–14 years, from 14.7 to 4.4 for adolescents and young adults aged 15–19 years, and from 14.1 to 6.9 for young adults aged 20–24 years.

For most of the period, rates were highest for persons aged 20–24 years followed by those aged 15–19, 0–4, and 5–14 years.

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

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QuickStats: Death Rates from Influenza and Pneumonia Among Persons Aged 65 Years or Older

October 9, 2020

In 2018, the death rate from influenza and pneumonia among persons aged 65 years or older was 93.2 deaths per 100,000 population.

Death rates increased with age from 31.7 deaths per 100,000 population among adults aged 65–74 years, to 94.2 among adults aged 75–84 years, to 377.6 among those aged 85 years or older.

Rates increased with age for both men and women, and in each age group the death rates were higher for men than for women.

Source: National Vital Statistics System mortality data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.

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QuickStats: Management of Patient Health Information Functions Among Office-Based Physicians With and Without a Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) System

September 25, 2020

In 2018, 78.7% of office-based physicians had a certified electronic health record (EHR) system.

A higher percentage of office-based physicians with a certified EHR system compared with those without a system electronically sent (95.5% versus 72.8%), received (95.3% versus 69.0%), integrated (92.8% versus 67.4%), or searched for (90.5% versus 73.3%) patient health information.

Source: National Electronic Health Records Survey, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nehrs/about.htm.

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QuickStats: Prevalence of Complete Tooth Loss Among Adults Aged 65 Years or Older by Federal Poverty Level — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 1999–2018

September 18, 2020

The age-adjusted prevalence of complete tooth loss among adults aged 65 years or older decreased from 29.3% during 1999–2000 to 12.6% during 2017–2018.

For the same period, the prevalence decreased from 42.1% to 23.5% for adults living at less than 200% of the federal poverty level and from 17.7% to 8.5% for adults living at more than 200% of the federal poverty level.

Throughout the period, the prevalence of complete tooth loss was higher among those living at less than 200% of the federal poverty level.

Sources: Fleming E, Afful J, Griffin SO. Prevalence of tooth loss among older adults: United States, 2015–2018. NCHS data brief, no. 368. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db368.htm. National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2015–2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Lung Cancer Death Rates by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018

September 11, 2020

In 2018, the age-adjusted lung cancer death rate in the United States was 34.8 per 100,000.

Twenty-one states had a higher lung cancer death rate than the national rate, 15 states and DC had lower death rates, and 14 states had rates that were not statistically different from the national rate.

Most states with higher death rates were in the Midwest or Southeast. The five states with the highest age-adjusted lung cancer death rates were Kentucky (53.5), West Virginia (50.8), Mississippi (49.6), Arkansas (47.4), and Oklahoma (46.8).

The five jurisdictions with the lowest lung cancer death rates were Utah (16.4), New Mexico (22.5), Colorado (23.0), DC (24.6), and California (25.0).

Sources: National Center for Health Statistics. National Vital Statistics System, mortality data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm; CDC. CDC WONDER online database. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.

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QuickStats: Prevalence of Past or Present Infection with Hepatitis B Virus Among Adults Aged 18 Years or Older, by Race and Hispanic Origin — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2018

September 4, 2020

The prevalence of past or present infection with hepatitis B virus among adults aged 18 years or older declined from 5.7% in 1999–2002 to 4.3% in 2015–2018.

A decline among non-Hispanic White (3.5% to 2.1%), non-Hispanic Black (15.6% to 10.8%), and Mexican American (3.5% to 1.8%) adults also occurred over the same period.

Prevalence was higher among non-Hispanic Black adults than among both non-Hispanic White and Mexican American adults for all periods.

Sources: Kruszon-Moran D, Paulose-Ram R, Martin CB, Barker L, McQuillan G. Prevalence and trends in hepatitis B virus infection in the United States, 2015–2018. NCHS Data Brief, no 361. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db361.htm; National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2002 to 2015-2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/index.htm.

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