QuickStats: Average Number of Deaths from Motor Vehicle Injuries, Suicide, and Homicide by Day of the Week

June 12, 2017

In 2015, an average of 103 motor vehicle injury deaths, 121 suicides, and 49 homicides occurred each day.

Motor vehicle injury deaths were more likely to occur on Saturdays and Sundays and least likely to occur on Tuesdays.

The highest number of suicides occurred on Mondays and Tuesdays and the lowest on Saturdays.

Homicides peaked on Sundays, followed by Saturdays; homicides were less likely to occur on weekdays.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6622a5.htm

Quickstat – June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Deaths by Urbanization of County of Residence — 2005 and 2015

June 7, 2017

The overall age-adjusted rate of motor vehicle traffic deaths in the United States decreased 25% from 14.6 deaths per 100,000 population in 2005 to 10.9 in 2015.

During this period, the rate declined in each of the county groupings, with the largest decline of 26% in the large fringe metropolitan and micropolitan counties and the smallest decline of 20% in rural counties.

For both years, the rates for motor vehicle traffic deaths were higher in nonmetropolitan areas than in metropolitan areas.

In 2015, the age-adjusted rate in rural counties was nearly three times the rate for large central metropolitan counties (23.0 compared with 7.9 per 100,000).

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6621a6.htm

Stat of the Day – June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Walked 10 Minutes or More as a Method of Transportation, by Location of Residence

May 30, 2017

Overall, the percentage of adults aged 18 years or older that walked as a method of transportation increased from 29.4% in 2005 to 32.5% in 2015.

A similar pattern was observed for adults residing in metropolitan locations (31.2% to 34.1%) but there was no change for those residing in nonmetropolitan locations (22.4% to 22.2%).

Regardless of year, adults residing in metropolitan locations were more likely to have walked as a method of transportation than were adults residing in nonmetropolitan locations.


Stat of the Day – May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 65 Years or Older Who Saw Selected Types of Health Professionals in the Past 12 Months, by Diagnosed Diabetes Status

May 22, 2017

In 2015, adults aged 65 years or older with diagnosed diabetes were more likely than adults without diagnosed diabetes to report seeing general doctors (92.3% compared with 86.7%); eye doctors (66.9% compared with 56.6%); physician specialists (51.5% compared with 45.5%); foot doctors (29.9% compared with 13.0%) and mental health professionals (6.3% compared with 4.5%) in the past 12 months.

Those with diabetes were less likely than those without diabetes to report seeing a dentist or dental hygienist in the past 12 months (54.5% compared with 65%).