October 7, 2009
In 2008, 43.8 million people of all ages(14.7%) were uninsured at the time of interview. After adjusting for age and sex, the percentage uninsured at the time of interview was 30.7% for Hispanics, 10.4% for the non-Hispanic white population, and 16.0% for the non-Hispanic black population. The percentage of people under age 65 with no health insurance coverage remained stable during 1990–2007, after increasing from 1978 to 1990.
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.
For more information from this report, visit www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur200909.htm.
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.
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.
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!