May 10, 2019
The percentage of persons of all ages who delayed seeking medical care in the past 12 months because of worry about the cost decreased from 8.2% in 2012 to 6.3% in 2017, and this pattern was consistent in each U.S. Census region of residence.
Delays in seeking medical care because of worry about the cost declined from 5.8% to 4.4% in the Northeast, from 8.4% to 6.6% in the Midwest, from 8.7% to 7.3% in the South, and from 9.1% to 5.9% in the West.
In both 2012 and 2017, persons of all ages living in the Northeast were the least likely to delay medical care because of worry about the cost.
SOURCE: Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population, National Health Interview Survey, 2012. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/ sr_10/sr10_259.pdfpdf icon.
April 19, 2019
Among adults aged 18 years or older, women (15%) were more likely than men (8.8%) to have been told by a doctor or health professional in the past 12 months that they had sinusitis.
Among men, non-Hispanic white men (10.1%) were more likely than both non-Hispanic black (7.0%) and Hispanic (5.8%) men to have received a diagnosis of sinusitis.
Among women, non-Hispanic white women (17.2%) were most likely to have received a diagnosis of sinusitis, followed by non-Hispanic black (14.3%) and Hispanic (10.2%) women.
Source: Tables of Summary Health Statistics, 2017. https://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/NHIS/SHS/2017_SHS_Table_A-2.pdfCdc-pdf.
April 12, 2019
From 2011 to 2017, the overall percentage of persons who were in U.S. families having problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months decreased from 19.7% to 14.6%.
Similar trends were observed for all age groups, with a decrease from 23.2% to 16.8% for children aged 18 years or younger, from 20.6% to 15.5% for adults aged 18–64 years, and from 8.9% to 7.7% for those aged 65 years or older.
SOURCE: National Health Interview Survey, 2011–2017 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
March 29, 2019
During 2008–2017, the percentage of adults aged 18 years or older who met federal guidelines for aerobic physical activity through leisure-time activity increased from 43.5% in 2008 to 54.1% in 2017.
This pattern was seen in each race/ethnicity group shown, with an increase from 33.4% to 45.0% for Hispanic, 34.1% to 44.3% for non-Hispanic black, and 46.0% to 58.6% for non-Hispanic white adults.
Throughout the period, non-Hispanic white adults were more likely to meet the guidelines through leisure-time activity than were non-Hispanic black and Hispanic adults.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2008–2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm.
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