March 22, 2019
In 2017, more women (12.7%) than men (8.8%) reported that at some time during the past 12 months they needed dental care but didn’t get it because they couldn’t afford it.
This pattern was consistent within each racial/ethnic group: Hispanic, non-Hispanic white, and non-Hispanic black.
Among both men and women, Hispanic adults were most likely to have unmet needs for dental care because they couldn’t afford it.
Nearly 17% of Hispanic women could not afford to meet their dental care needs, compared with 12.8% of non-Hispanic black women and 11.8% of non-Hispanic white women; 12.3% of Hispanic men had unmet dental care needs, compared with 8.6% of non-Hispanic black men and 8.3% of non-Hispanic white men.
Source: Tables of Summary Health Statistics, 2017.
March 15, 2019
In 2017, the overall U.S. death rate was 731.9 per 100,000 standard population; rates varied by state.
The five states with the highest age-adjusted death rates were West Virginia (957.1 deaths per 100,000 standard population), Mississippi (951.3), Kentucky (929.9), Alabama (917.7), and Oklahoma (902.4).
The five states with the lowest death rates were Hawaii (584.9), California (618.7), New York (623.6), Connecticut (651.2), and Minnesota (656.4).
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 1999–2017. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html
February 22, 2019
During 2015–2017, death rates attributed to excessive cold or hypothermia increased steadily with age among those aged 15 years or older in both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties.
The rate for persons aged 85 years or older reached 3.8 deaths per 100,000 in metropolitan counties and 7.3 in nonmetropolitan counties.
The lowest rates were among those aged 15–24 years (0.2 in metropolitan counties and 0.5 in nonmetropolitan counties). In each age category, death rates were lower in metropolitan counties and higher in nonmetropolitan counties.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data 2015–2017.
February 15, 2019
From 2015 to 2017, death rates for motor vehicle traffic injury increased for persons aged 15 years or older.
For infants and children younger than 15 years there was no statistically significant change from 2015 to 2017, and this group had the lowest death rate (2.0 deaths per 100,000) in 2017.
The highest death rate in 2017 was for persons aged 75 years or older (19.1), followed by a 15.3 death rate for persons aged 15–34 years, and 12.8 for persons aged 35–54 and 55–74 years.
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 1999–2017.
February 8, 2019
During 2015–2017, 2.8% of persons of all ages had a medically attended injury in the past 3 months, and this varied by age.
The percentage who had a medically attended injury increased from 1.8% among those aged less than 10 years to 3.2% among those aged 10–19 years, declined to 2.5% among those aged 20–44 years, and then increased to 3.0% among those aged 45–64 years and to 3.7% among those aged 65 years or older.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015–2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
January 25, 2019
During 2015–2017, 5.3% of U.S. women aged 50–74 years had ever been told they had breast cancer.
Non-Hispanic white women were more likely to have ever been told they had breast cancer (6.1%) compared with Hispanic women (3.2%) and non-Hispanic black women (3.6%).
There was no significant difference in the prevalence of breast cancer between Hispanic and non-Hispanic black women.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015–2017
January 18, 2019
In 2017, adults aged 18–64 years with current asthma were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months (47.9%) than those without asthma (36.4%).
Regardless of asthma status, women were more likely than men to have had an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months.
Women aged 18–64 years with current asthma (51.3%) were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination than men with current asthma in this age group (41.6%).
Among adults aged 18–64 years without asthma, women also were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination (40.0%) than were men (32.8%).
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2017.