Stat of the Day – May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

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Women starting their families later in life

August 12, 2009

Did you know that in the United States, the average age of a mother at first birth has increased 3.6 years since 1970? Not only are U.S. women starting their families later in life, but the trend depends a great deal on a person’s race/ethnicity and where she lives. Also, the U.S. has a much lower average age at first birth than many developed countries. To read more about this, visit the new Data Brief from the National Center for Health statistics, “Delayed Childbearing: Women Are Having Their First Child Later in life.” Also, you can listen to the Statcast or ask questions of the author on this blog.


Lack of Sleep Linked With Adverse Health Behaviors

May 20, 2008

Adults who sleep less than 6 hours are more likely to smoke, drink, or be obese. Read more about sleep duration, the prevalence of cigarette smoking, alcohol use, leisure-time, physical inactivity, and obesity here!


STATCAST: Dec. 12, 2007

December 17, 2007

December 12 – “High Serum Total Cholesterol – An Indicator for Monitoring Cholesterol Lowering Efforts: U.S. Adults, 2005-2006″ Susan Schober, a senior epidemiologist with the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, discusses the continued drop in cholesterol levels in the U.S.