Category: health behaviors

New Detailed Race and Ethnicity Data Query System

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NCHS has released a new interactive data query system that allows users to search for data on adults about selected health topics by detailed race and ethnicity groups and subgroups in the United States. The new system provides estimates as three-year averages based on 2019-2021 final data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The three-year averages Read More >

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Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From January-June 2018 National Health Interview Survey

Questions for Lead Author Tainya C. Clarke, Ph.D., M.P.H., Health Statistician, of “Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From January-June 2018 National Health Interview Survey.” Q: What are some of the findings that you would highlight in this early release report? TC:  Diabetes and obesity continue to increase among U.S. adults.  The prevalence Read More >

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Access and Utilization of Selected Preventive Health Services Among Adolescents Aged 10–17

Adolescence is a critical period for health promotion, disease prevention, and the development of healthy habits. Regular preventive health care visits during this period are recommended to promote health and quality of life. An NCHS report examines recent trends and demographic differences in the percentages of adolescents with a usual place for preventive care; those Read More >

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Cigarette smoking linked to depression in adults

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (2005-2008) has found that adults ages 20 and over with depression were more likely to be cigarette smokers than those without depression.  This key finding is the focus of a new report from NCHS, “Depression and Smoking in the U.S. Household Population Aged 20 and Over, Read More >

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Who will be drinking on St. Patty’s Day?

Who will have whiskey in the jar on one of the most popular drinking days of the year? Well, on average,  men are more likely than women to be current drinkers (68% compared with 55%). Men are also more likely to be moderate (22%) or heavy drinkers (6%) than women (7% and 4%, respectively). Youth also contributes to heavier drinking: Read More >

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