Category: Health E-Stats

Drug Poisoning Mortality, by State and by Race and Ethnicity: United States, 2019

NCHS released a Health E-Stat that provides information on drug overdose mortality by state (and the District of Columbia) and by race and ethnicity, and adds to findings from a recently published Data Brief on drug overdose death rates. Findings:  The age-adjusted rate for drug overdose deaths in the United States for 2019 was 21.6 Read More >

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Abnormal Lipid Levels, Diagnosed High Cholesterol, and Lipid-lowering Treatment Among Adults: Los Angeles County and the United States, 1999–2014

A new NCHS Health E-Stat looks at the percentage of adults diagnosed with high cholesterol and, among those with diagnosed high cholesterol, those taking lipid-lowering medications and statins among adults in LA County and the United States during 1999–2006 and 2007–2014 . Read More >

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Mortality Among Adults Aged 25 and Over by Marital Status: United States, 2010–2017

Questions for Lead Author Sally Curtin, Health Statistician, of “Mortality Among Adults Aged 25 and Over by Marital Status: United States, 2010–2017.” Q: This study seems to confirm what other research has concluded, that married people tend to live longer.  Would that be a correct assumption? SC:  Yes, many studies have found that married people Read More >

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Percentage of Adults Aged 65 and Over With Osteoporosis or Low Bone Mass at the Femur Neck or Lumbar Spine: United States, 2005–2010

A new NCHS Health E-Stat provides information on the percentage of U.S. adults aged 65 and over with osteoporosis and low bone mass at the femur neck or lumbar spine, using data from the 2005–2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Key Findings from the Report: During 2005–2010, 16.2% of adults aged 65 and over Read More >

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Obesity information-it starts with the letters NHANES

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released information concerning the prevalence and costs of the growing epidemic of obesity in the United States. Some of the most critical information concerning the weight of the nation is collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which takes actual measurements of a Read More >

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Poisoning and Methadone-Related Deaths: U.S, 1999-2005

Did you know that  poisoning was the second leading cause of injury death in the United States in 2005? This surpasses firearms injury death for the first time in 2004. The majority of poisoning deaths are due to unintentional drug overdoses. Narcotic-related deaths have played the largest role in the increase of all poisoning deaths from 1999 Read More >

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