New health insurance coverage numbers/percentages released for first quarter 2009

September 23, 2009

Today the National Center for Health Statistics released the first numbers for health insurance coverage and non-coverage for 2009 (first quarter, January through March). Below shows the percentage of the population that was uninsured last year, as well as the percentage of the population covered by a public or private plan.

Percentage of person without health insruance by age group and percentage by type of coverage

For more information from this report, visit www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur200909.htm.

 

 

 


1 in 6 households only have wireless telephones

December 17, 2008

A new report released today by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has the latest estimates for the number of households using wireless telephones exclusively, as well as general use of wireless phones by the population. NCHS keeps track of wireless phone usage for methodological purposes relating to its surveys. Visit www.cdc.gov/nchs for more information, or click here.


A brief look at asthma

November 5, 2008

Two weeks ago, NCHS released a report concerning the prevalence of food allergies in children. In this report, the authors reported that “children with food allergy are two to four times more likely to have other related conditions such as asthma and other allergies, compared with children without food allergies.” According to the report, about 3 million children have food allergies. However, statistics show that asthma affects almost 7 million children, and asthma rates more than doubled between the 1980s and 1990s. The cause of the condition, like food allergies, is still relatively uknown (Advance Data 381).

For more Asthma statistics, click here.

 
 

 


First 2008 data on selected health measures released.

September 29, 2008

The first 2008 data (January through March) on selected health measures has been released. Estimates on vaccination, access to health care, and chronic conditions are now available. Please click here for more information!