February 15, 2019
From 2015 to 2017, death rates for motor vehicle traffic injury increased for persons aged 15 years or older.
For infants and children younger than 15 years there was no statistically significant change from 2015 to 2017, and this group had the lowest death rate (2.0 deaths per 100,000) in 2017.
The highest death rate in 2017 was for persons aged 75 years or older (19.1), followed by a 15.3 death rate for persons aged 15–34 years, and 12.8 for persons aged 35–54 and 55–74 years.
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 1999–2017.
February 8, 2019
During 2015–2017, 2.8% of persons of all ages had a medically attended injury in the past 3 months, and this varied by age.
The percentage who had a medically attended injury increased from 1.8% among those aged less than 10 years to 3.2% among those aged 10–19 years, declined to 2.5% among those aged 20–44 years, and then increased to 3.0% among those aged 45–64 years and to 3.7% among those aged 65 years or older.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015–2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
January 25, 2019
During 2015–2017, 5.3% of U.S. women aged 50–74 years had ever been told they had breast cancer.
Non-Hispanic white women were more likely to have ever been told they had breast cancer (6.1%) compared with Hispanic women (3.2%) and non-Hispanic black women (3.6%).
There was no significant difference in the prevalence of breast cancer between Hispanic and non-Hispanic black women.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2015–2017
January 18, 2019
In 2017, adults aged 18–64 years with current asthma were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months (47.9%) than those without asthma (36.4%).
Regardless of asthma status, women were more likely than men to have had an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months.
Women aged 18–64 years with current asthma (51.3%) were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination than men with current asthma in this age group (41.6%).
Among adults aged 18–64 years without asthma, women also were more likely to have had an influenza vaccination (40.0%) than were men (32.8%).
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2017.
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.