January 11, 2019
During 2015–2016, 3.5% of adult visits to the emergency department were made by those with chronic kidney disease.
A higher percentage of visits were made by men with chronic kidney disease than women (4.1% compared with 2.7%).
The same pattern was observed for non-Hispanic black men (5.0%) and women (2.4%).
Although the pattern was similar, there was no statistically significant difference in emergency department visits by sex for Hispanic and non-Hispanic white adults.
SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2015–2016.
November 2, 2018
During 2012–2016, the percentage of residential care communities located in the West increased from 36.4% to 40.8%.
Throughout the period, a higher percentage of residential care communities were located in the West compared with other regions.
The percentage of residential care communities declined from 30.6% in 2012 to 28% in 2016 in the South and from 10.1% to 8.6% in the Northeast. In the Midwest, the percentage was 22.9% in 2012 and 22.6% in 2016.
Source: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2012–2016 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp/index.htm.
October 29, 2018
During 2013–2016, the prevalence of anemia among persons aged 65 years or older increased with increasing age for both men and women.
Among men, the prevalence increased from 7.4% for those aged 65–74 years to 39.5% for those aged 85 years or older.
The percentage of women with anemia increased from 7.6% for those aged 65–74 years to 21.9% for those aged 85 years or older.
The prevalence of anemia was higher for men compared to women among those aged 75–84 years and those aged 85 years or older.
Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2013–2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/index.htm; Seitz AE, et al. Anemia prevalence and trends in adults aged 65 and older: U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: 2001–2004 to 2013–2016. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jgs.15530.
October 15, 2018
During 2013–2016, 36.0% of youths aged 2–19 consumed fast food on a given day.
Non-Hispanic Asian youths (27.3%) had a lower percentage of fast food consumption on a given day, compared with non-Hispanic black (39.6%), Hispanic (36.6%), and non-Hispanic white (35.4%) youths.
There were no significant differences in fast food consumption on a given day among non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic youths.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief No. 322. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db322.htm; National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data, 2013–2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.
September 24, 2018
In 2016, 22% of current residents living in residential care communities had a fall in the past 90 days, representing 175,000 residents in the United States.
By region, 27% of residents living in communities in the Northeast, 23% of residents in Midwest communities, and 20% of residents in communities in the South and West, respectively, had a fall.
A higher percentage of residents in the Northeast had a fall compared with residents in the South and West.
Source: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2016 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp/nsltcp_rdc.htm.
August 27, 2018
In 2016, the infant mortality rate in the United States was 5.87 infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
The rate ranged from 3.47 in Vermont to 9.03 in Alabama. Rates in two other states were <4.00 (New Hampshire [3.67] and Massachusetts [3.94]).
Higher rates were primarily in the southern states. In addition to Alabama, two other states had rates >8.00 (Arkansas [8.20] and Mississippi [8.67]).
SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System. Linked birth/infant death period files, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/linked-birth.htm.
August 20, 2018
In 2016, four in 10 adult day services centers had services that were designed to meet both the social and medical needs of their enrolled participants equally.
Approximately 31% of adult day services centers had services to meet primarily social needs and some medical needs of participants, 16% had services to meet only social needs, 13% had services to meet primarily medical needs and some social needs, and 1% had services to meet only medical needs.
Source: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp/index.htm.