QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates of Firearm-Related Homicide by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019

October 22, 2021

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In 2019, among males, non-Hispanic Black males had the highest age-adjusted rate of firearm-related homicide at 34.9 per 100,000 population and non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander males had the lowest rate (1.6).

Among females, non-Hispanic Black females had the highest rate (4.1) and non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander females had the lowest rate (0.5).

Males had higher rates than females across all race and Hispanic origin groups.

Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates of Firearm-Related Suicide, by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019

October 15, 2021

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In 2019, among males, non-Hispanic White males had the highest age-adjusted rate of firearm-related suicide at 15.8 per 100,000 population, followed by non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaskan Native males (11.2), non-Hispanic Black males (6.9), Hispanic males (4.6), and non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander males (3.2).

Among females, non-Hispanic White and non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaskan Native females had the highest rates (2.6 and 2.2, respectively), followed by non-Hispanic Black females (0.8), Hispanic females (0.6), and non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander females (0.4).

Males had higher rates than females across all race and Hispanic origin groups.

Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm

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QuickStats: Percentage of Women Aged 25–44 Years Who Had Ever Used Infertility Services, by Type of Service — National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 2006–2010 and 2015–2019

October 8, 2021

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During 2015–2019, among women aged 25–44 years, 14.3% had ever used any infertility services, down from 16.8% during 2006–2010.

The percentage who had ever used medical help to get pregnant declined from 12.5% during 2006–2010 to 10.5% during 2015–2019, but the difference in the percentage ever using medical help to prevent pregnancy loss (6.8% during 2006–2010 and 5.8% during 2015–2019) was not statistically significant.

During both periods, a higher percentage had ever received medical help to get pregnant than had ever received medical help to prevent pregnancy loss.

Source: National Survey of Family Growth, 2006–2010 and 2015–2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/index.htm

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Female Breast Cancer, by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019

October 1, 2021

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In 2019, the age-adjusted rate of female breast cancer deaths in the United States was 19.4 per 100,000 population.

Jurisdictions in the highest category for breast cancer death rates were DC (24.5), Nevada (23.7), Nebraska (22.4), Kentucky (22.2), Louisiana (22.0), and Mississippi (22.0).

Those in the lowest category were North Dakota (14.8), Massachusetts (15.3), Vermont (16.2), Connecticut (16.8), Wyoming (17.2), Minnesota (17.5), Colorado (17.6), Wisconsin (17.6), and Maine (17.7).

Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm

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QuickStats: Percentage of Residential Care Communities Engaged in Selected End-of-Life and Bereavement Care Practices — National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, United States, 2018

September 24, 2021

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In 2018, when a resident was dying or died, 82% of Residential Care Communities (RCC) documented residents’ family, religious, or cultural preferences in their care plans, 79.9% discussed residents’ spiritual needs with them, 65.1% publicly honored deceased residents in the RCC, and 59.5% offered bereavement services to staff members and residents.

Source: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/npals/index.htm

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Cancer, by Urban-Rural Status and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2019

September 17, 2021

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Cancer death rates declined among males and females during 1999–2019 in urban areas from 249.6 per 100,000 to 168.4 for males and from 168.2 to 123.9 for females.

Rates also declined in rural areas from 262.4 to 195.6 for males and from 165.4 to 139.2 for females.

Throughout the period, cancer death rates were higher for males than females and in rural compared with urban areas, and the urban-rural differences widened over the period for both males and females.

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: Percentage of Adults Aged 20 Years or Older Who Consumed Fruit on a Given Day, by Race and Hispanic Origin — United States, 2015–2018

September 10, 2021

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During 2015–2018, on a given day, 67.3% of adults aged ≥20 years consumed any fruit; 29.7% consumed citrus, melons, or berries; 47.5% consumed other whole fruits; and 30.8% consumed 100% fruit juice.

Non-Hispanic Asian (76.5%) and Hispanic adults (72.2%) were more likely to consume any fruit on a given day than non-Hispanic White (66.3%) and non-Hispanic Black adults (63.7%).

Non-Hispanic Black adults were least likely to consume citrus, melons, or berries (20.5%) and other whole fruit (35.6%), and non-Hispanic Asian adults were most likely to consume other whole fruits (60.1%).

A higher percentage of non-Hispanic Black (37.7%) and Hispanic (37.5%) adults consumed 100% fruit juice compared with non-Hispanic White (28.5%) and non-Hispanic Asian (28.9%) adults.

Source: NCHS Data Brief, no. 397, National Center for Health Statistics. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db397-H.pdf

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QuickStats: Death Rates from Colorectal Cancer by Age Group — United States, 1999–2019

September 7, 2021

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During 1999–2019, deaths per 100,000 persons from colorectal cancer decreased among persons aged 55–64 years (from 33.5 to 24.4), persons aged 65–74 years (from 77.4 to 41.5), and persons aged 75–84 years (from 146.7 to 77.9).

The death rate from colorectal cancer among persons aged 45–54 years generally increased from 1999 (11.1) to 2019 (12.0).

In each year during 1999–2019, the death rate was highest among persons aged 75–84 years and lowest among persons aged 45–54 years.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 1999–2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm


QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 0–17 Years Who Have Experienced a Specified Stressful Life Event, by Type of Event and Poverty Status

August 27, 2021

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In 2019, 20.7% of children and adolescents in families with incomes <200% of the poverty threshold and 12.6% of children and adolescents in families with incomes ≥200% of the poverty threshold had experienced at least one specified stressful life event.

Children and adolescents in families with incomes <200% of the poverty threshold were more likely than children and adolescents in families with incomes ≥200% of the poverty threshold to have been the victim or witnessed violence (8.1% versus 3.5%); lived with someone who had been in jail (8.7% versus 3.5%); lived with a person with problems with mental health or depression (10.1% versus 6.4%); or lived with a person with problems with alcohol or drugs (10.2% versus 6.5%).

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

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 65 Years or Older Who Have a Lot of Difficulty Hearing or Cannot Hear at All Even When Using Hearing Aids by Urbanization Level

August 20, 2021

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In 2019, 4.2% of U.S. adults aged 65 years or older had a lot of difficulty hearing or could not hear at all even when using hearing aids.

Percentages were highest in nonmetropolitan areas (6.7%).

The differences between percentages in large central (3.2%), large fringe metropolitan (3.2%), and medium and small metropolitan (4.3%) areas were not statistically significant.

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

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