QuickStats: Number of Deaths from 10 Leading Causes by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015

April 24, 2017

In 2015, a total of 1,339,226 deaths among females and 1,373,404 deaths among males occurred.

Heart disease and cancer were the top two causes of death for both females and males; other leading causes varied in rank by sex.

The 10 leading causes of death accounted for approximately three-quarters of all deaths.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6615a8.htm

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates, by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2014–2015

April 10, 2017

From 2014 to 2015, the age-adjusted death rate for the total U.S. population increased 1.2% from 724.6 to 733.1 per 100,000 population.

The rate increased 0.6% from 870.7 to 876.1 for non-Hispanic blacks and 1.4% from 742.8 to 753.2 for non-Hispanic whites.

The rate for Hispanic persons did not change significantly.

The highest rate was recorded for the non-Hispanic black population, followed by the non-Hispanic white and Hispanic populations.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6613a6.htm

QuickStats: Percentage of U.S. Women Aged 21–65 Years Who Never Had a Papanicolaou Test (Pap Test), by Place of Birth and Length of Residence in the United States

April 3, 2017

In 2013 and 2015 combined, 6.8% of U.S. women aged 21–65 years had never received a Pap test in their lifetime.

Foreign-born women were more than twice as likely as U.S. born women to have never received a Pap test (13.4% versus 5.2%).

Foreign-born women who lived in the United States for more than 25% of their lifetime were almost twice as likely as those who resided in the United States for 25% or less of their lifetime (21.5% versus 10.9%) to have never received a Pap test.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6612a9.htm

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rate for Suicide by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1975–2015

March 20, 2017

There was an overall decline of 24% in the age-adjusted suicide rate from 1977 (13.7 per 100,000) to 2000 (10.4).

The rate increased in most years from 2000 to 2015. The 2015  suicide rate (13.3) was 28% higher than in 2000.

The rates for males and females  followed the overall pattern; however, the rate for males was approximately 3–5 times higher than the rate for females throughout the study period.


QuickStats: Prevalence of Untreated Dental Caries in Primary Teeth Among Children Aged 2–8 Years, by Age Group and Race/Hispanic Origin

March 13, 2017

During 2011–2014, 13.7% of children aged 2–8 years had untreated dental caries in their primary teeth (baby teeth).

The proportion of children with untreated dental caries in their primary teeth increased with age: 10.9% among children aged 2–5 years and 17.4% among children aged 6–8 years.

A larger proportion of Hispanic (19.4%) and non-Hispanic black children (19.3%) had untreated dental caries in primary teeth compared with non-Hispanic white (9.5%) children.


QuickStats: Number of Deaths Resulting from Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning by Month and Year — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2010–2015

March 6, 2017

During 2010–2015, a total of 2,244 deaths resulted from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, with the highest numbers of deaths each year occurring in winter months.

In 2015, a total of 393 deaths resulting from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning occurred, with 36% of the deaths occurring in December, January, or February.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6608a9.htm


QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 65 Years or Older by Number of 10 Selected Diagnosed Chronic Conditions and Poverty Status

February 27, 2017

For the period 2013–2015, 13% of adults aged 65 years or older reported having none of 10 selected diagnosed chronic conditions; 25% had one, 46% had two or three, and 16% had four or more of the conditions.

No differences by poverty status were observed among those who reported having two or three conditions, but those in the lowest income group (100% or less of the poverty threshold) were less likely to have none or only one of the chronic conditions compared with those in the highest income group (400% or more of the poverty threshold).

Those in the lowest income group also were more likely to have four or more conditions when compared with those in the highest income group (21% compared with 12%).

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6607a6.htm