QuickStats: Percentage of Physicians Who Have Electronic Access to Patient Health Information from Outside Their Medical Practice by State

September 2, 2016

In 2015, approximately half (50.3%) of the physicians in the United States had information from other providers outside of their practice electronically available at the point of care.

There was wide variation by state, ranging from 34.6% in Idaho to 76.4% in South Dakota.

Sixteen states and the District of Columbia were in the range with the lowest percentage of physicians with electronic access to more comprehensive patient information (34.6%–47.2%).

Another 16 states were in the middle range (47.3%–57%). The 18 states with the highest percentage of physicians having such information electronically available were in the top range (57.1%– 76.4%).

LINK: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6534a7.htm?s_cid=mm6534a7_e

State Variation in Health Care Service Utilization: United States, 2014

May 5, 2016

State-level differences in the percentage of uninsured Americans, along with other factors, may affect health care access and utilization.

An NCHS report examines the prevalence of two health care utilization measures among adults aged 18–64 by state. Additionally, differences by Medicaid expansion status and state Health Insurance Marketplace type are examined.


  • The percentage of adults without a usual place of medical care ranged from 2.8% in Vermont to 26.7% in Nevada.
  • The percentage of adults who did not have a general doctor visit in the past 12 months ranged from 15.9% in Vermont to 48.1% in Montana.
  • The percentage of adults without a usual place of medical care was lower in states that expanded Medicaid compared with nonexpansion states.
  • The percentage of adults without a usual place of medical care or who did not see a general doctor in the past 12 months was lower in states with partnership marketplaces compared with Federally Facilitated Marketplace states.

New Stats of the States Navigational Map

August 20, 2015

Click on map for individual state data in PDF format.

Stats of the States


July 9, 2015

The state of Ohio scores lower than the nation overall in births to cesarean deliveries and a larger proportion of its population with health insurance than the national average .

However, the buckeye state has mortality rates that are higher than the U.S. for all of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States that include: heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, influenza/pneumonia, kidney disease and suicide.

Here is a list of the 15 leading causes of death in Ohio in 2013 with ICD 10 codes:

1 Diseases of heart (I00-I09,I11,I13,I20-I51)

2 Malignant neoplasms (C00-C97)

3 Chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47)

4 Cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69)

5 Accidents (unintentional injuries) (V01-X59,Y85-Y86)

6 Alzheimer’s disease (G30)

7 Diabetes mellitus (E10-E14)

8 Influenza and pneumonia (J09-J18)

9 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (N00-N07,N17-N19,N25-N27)

10 Septicemia (A40-A41)

11 Intentional self-harm (suicide) (U03,X60-X84,Y87.0)

12 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (K70,K73-K74)

13 Essential hypertension and hypertensive renal disease (I10,I12,I15)

14 Parkinson’s disease (G20-G21)

15 Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids (J69)

Cesarean delivery – more popular than ever before

March 24, 2010

A report released yesterday from the National Center for Health Statistics showed that the cesarean rate rose by 53% from 1996 to 2007, reaching 32%, the highest rate ever reported in the United States. The 1.4 million cesarean births in 2007 represented about one-third of all births in the United States.

Although clear clinical indications often exist for a cesarean delivery, the short- and long-term benefits and risks for both mother and infant have been the subject of intense debate for over 25 years. Despite this, the rate continues to rise for women in all racial and ethnic groups, as well as for women of every age, as shown below.

Rates of cesarean delivery typically rise with increasing maternal age. As in 1996 and 2000, the rate for mothers aged 40–54 years in 2007 was more than twice the rate for mothers under age 20 (48% and 23%, respectively).For more from this recent release, visit http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db35.pdf.

How’s your state doing?

December 16, 2009

NCHS now has an easy way for you to check out where your state stands on a variety of health measures compared with the nation as a whole and other states, including the following:

  • Mortality from leading causes of death
  • Birth data, including births to unmarried mothers, teen births, cesarean deliveries, low birthweight births, prenatal care, and preterm births
  • Households using only wireless phones
  • Infant mortality rates
  • Marriage and divorce rates
  • Percentage of people under 65 without health insurance

To use this tool, click on the image below.