QuickStats: Percentage of Total Daily Kilocalories Consumed from Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Among Children and Adults, by Sex and Income Level

February 21, 2017

During 2011–2014, on average, 7.3% of boys’ and 7.2% of girls’ total daily calories were obtained from Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSB) compared with 6.9% for men and 6.1% for women.

For men, women, and girls, the percentage of total daily kilocalories from SSBs declined as income level increased.

For boys, the percentage of total daily kilocalories was lower for those in the highest income group than in the other income groups. Compared with women, a larger proportion of men’s total daily kilocalorie intake came from SSBs.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6606a8.htm

QuickStats: Prevalence of Edentualism in Adults Aged 65 Years or Older, by Age Group and Race/Hispanic Origin

January 31, 2017

During 2011–2014, 17.6% of adults aged 65 years or older were edentulous or had lost all their natural, permanent teeth.

Adults aged 75 years or older (23%) were more likely to be edentulous compared with adults aged 65–74 years (13.9%).

Non-Hispanic black adults aged 65 years or older were more likely to be edentulous (27%) compared with non-Hispanic white (16.2%), non-Hispanic Asian (18.0%), and Hispanic adults (16.4%) aged 65 years or older.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6603a12.htm

QuickStats: Prevalence of Untreated Dental Caries in Permanent Teeth Among Children and Adolescents Aged 6–19 Years, by Age Group

January 17, 2017


During 2011–2014, 13.3% of children and adolescents aged 6–19 years had untreated dental caries in their permanent teeth.

The percentage of children and adolescents with untreated dental caries increased with age: 6.1% among those aged 6–11 years, 14.5% among those aged 12–15 years, and 22.6% among those aged 16–19 years.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6601a11.htm

QuickStats: Rates of Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Heroin by Selected Age Groups — United States, 2006–2015

January 9, 2017

The rate of drug overdose deaths involving heroin increased slightly during 2006–2010 but more than tripled during 2010–2015 for all age groups shown.

During 2010–2015, the rates increased from 1.2 to 3.8 per 100,000 for persons aged 15–24 years, from 2.2 to 9.7 for persons aged 25–34 years, from 1.6 to 7.4 for persons aged 35–44 years, from 1.4 to 5.6 for persons aged 45–54 years, and from 0.7 to 3.4 for persons aged 55–64 years.

In 2015, the rate of drug overdose deaths involving heroin was highest for persons aged 25–34.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6552a12.htm

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Are Very Worried about Medical Costs, by Home Ownership and Age Group

January 4, 2017

In 2015, 15.6% of adults who lived in rental houses/apartments were very worried about paying for medical costs, compared with 8.7% of adults who lived in family-owned homes.

Adults aged 18–39 years who lived in rental homes were more likely than those in family-owned homes to be very worried about paying medical costs (12.9% versus 8.0%).

Among adults aged 40–64 years and 65 years or older, renters were twice as likely as home owners to be very worried about medical costs (22.3% versus 11.4%, and 8.6% versus 4.0%, respectively).

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm655051a7.htm

QuickStats: Use of Equipment or Assistance for Getting Around Among Persons Aged 50 Years or Older — National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2015

December 19, 2016

In 2014–2015, 13.9% of persons aged 50 years or older used equipment or received assistance for getting around. Specifically, 9.6% of persons aged 50 years or older used a cane or walking stick, 5.8% used a walker or Zimmer frame, and 5.3% had assistance from another person.

Wheelchairs or scooters were used by 3.5%, crutches by 0.7%, and artificial limbs by 0.6%.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6549a7.htm

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Cannot or Find It Very Difficult to Stand or Be on Their Feet for About 2 Hours Without Using Special Equipment

December 2, 2016

A reported 10.2% of adults aged 18 years or older cannot, or find it very difficult to, stand or be on their feet for about 2 hours without using special equipment.

The percentage of adults who reported this difficulty increased with age: 2.9% of those aged 18–44 years, 11.8% of those aged 45–64 years, 19.1% of those 65–74 years, and 33.2% of those aged 75 years or older.

Overall, women were more likely (11.9%) than men (8.3%) to report this difficulty, and higher percentages were noted for women within each age group.