Category: National Health Interview Survey

New Reports Examine Long COVID in Adults and Children

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NCHS has released two new data brief reports, “Long COVID in Adults: United States, 2022,” and “Long COVID in Children: United States, 2022,” that describe the percentage of individuals who have ever had or currently have Long COVID by sociodemographic and geographic characteristics. Long COVID was defined as self-reporting the presence of symptoms for at Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged ≤17 Years Who Had Ever Received a Diagnosis of Concussion or Brain Injury, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2022

In 2022, 2.3 million (3.2%) children and adolescents aged ≤17 years had ever received a diagnosis of a concussion or brain injury. Diagnosis of a concussion or brain injury increased with age, from 1.0% among those aged 0–5 years to 2.3% among those aged 6–11 years, and 5.9% among those aged 12–17 years. Percentages were Read More >

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U.S. Uninsured Rate Hits Record Low in First Quarter of 2023

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The overall number of Americans without health insurance dropped to a record low of 7.7% in the first three months of 2023, according to analysis by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). This marks the first time the uninsured rate has dropped below 8% since NHIS began tracking health insurance in 2001. The findings are Read More >

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Q & A from the Report Author of Repetitive Strain Injuries in Adults

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Questions for Matthew Garnett, Health Statistician and Lead Author of “Repetitive Strain Injuries in Adults in the Past 3 Months: United States, 2021.” Q: Why did you decide to look at repetitive strain injuries? MG: When people tend to think about injuries, they often think of acute injuries like cuts or broken bones. However, repetitive Read More >

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 50–75 Years Who Received the Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening, by Sex and Family Income

In 2021, 71.6% of adults aged 50–75 years reported they received the recommended colorectal cancer screening, with the percentage increasing with income from 56.7% for those with family incomes <100% of FPL to 63.0% for those with family incomes 100% to <200% of FPL, and 74.9% for those with family incomes ≥200% of FPL. The Read More >

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NCHS Data Brief: Mental Health Treatment Among Children Aged 5–17 Years: United States, 2021

A circle image on the left shows a female therapist with a warm smile encouraging a young boy patient. She is dressed in a suit with a folder in her lap and the boy is looking up at her. Text to the right of the image states that in 2021, 14.9% of children ages 5–17 had received mental health treatment in the past 12 months.

New NCHS report describes the percentage of children aged 5–17 years who have received mental health treatment in the past 12 months by selected characteristics, based on data from the 2021 National Health Interview Survey. Mental health treatment is defined as having taken medication for mental health, received counseling or therapy from a mental health Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Received Care at Home from a Friend or Family Member During the Past 12 Months, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey

During 2021, 11.9% of adults aged ≥18 years received care at home from a friend or family member during the past 12 months. The percentage of adults who received care during the past 12 months was similar among adults aged 18–44 years (9.8%) and 45–64 years (10.5%), then increased with age to 13.8% among those Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have Been Bothered a Lot by Headache or Migraine in the Past 3 Months, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2021

In 2021, 4.3% of adults aged ≥18 years reported being bothered a lot by headache or migraine in the past 3 months with the percentage among women (6.2%) higher than that among men (2.2%). Percentages were higher among women than men in all age groups: 7.4% versus 2.5% in adults aged 18–44 years, 6.7% versus Read More >

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Take Prescription Medication for Depression, by Sex and Race and Hispanic Origin — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

In 2021, among adults aged ≥18 years, women were more likely to take prescription medication for depression than were men (13.8% versus 7%). This pattern was found among non-Hispanic White (White) (18.1% versus 8.5%) and Hispanic or Latino (8.0% versus 3.7%) adults, but differences by sex were not statistically significant among non-Hispanic Black or African Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 5–17 Years Who Received Free or Reduced-Cost Meals at School During the Previous 12 Months, by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity and Family Income — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

In 2021, 51.6% of all U.S. children and adolescents aged 5–17 years received free or reduced-cost meals at school during the previous 12 months; NH Black or African American (66.2%) and Hispanic or Latino (Hispanic) (64.4%) children and adolescents were more likely to receive free or reduced-cost meals at school than were NH White (42.7%) Read More >

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U.S. Uninsured Rate Dropped 18% During Pandemic

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The overall number of Americans without health insurance dropped by 5.6 million from 2019 to 2022. These findings are included in a new report released by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The findings are featured in the report, “Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2022.” It Read More >

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Had a Repetitive Strain Injury During the Past 3 Months, by Sex and Race and Hispanic Origin

In 2021, 9.0% of men and 8.9% of women aged ≥18 years had a repetitive strain injury during the past 3 months. Non-Hispanic White men (10.1%) were more likely to have a repetitive strain injury than were non-Hispanic Asian (Asian) (7.6%), non-Hispanic Black or African American (Black) (6.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (Hispanic) (6.4%) men. Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Were in Families Having Problems Paying Medical Bills During the Previous 12 Months, by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Selected Asian Subgroups

During 2020–2021, the percentage of U.S. adults who were in families having problems paying medical bills during the previous 12 months was 11.3%. Non-Hispanic Asian adults (5.7%) were the least likely to be in families having problems paying medical bills, followed by non-Hispanic White (10%), Hispanic or Latino (13.5%), and non-Hispanic Black or African American Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Have Paid Sick Leave by Education Level — National Health Interview Survey, 2021

In 2021, 72.5% of employed adults had paid sick leave. The percentage with sick leave was highest among workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher (83.6%), followed by workers with an associate degree (73.2%). The percentage of sick leave was similar for workers with some college (66.3%) and those with a high school diploma or Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Were in Families Having Problems Paying Medical Bills During the Previous 12 Months, by Race and Selected Hispanic Origin Subgroups — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020−2021

During 2020–2021, the percentage of U.S. adults who were in families having problems paying medical bills during the previous 12 months was 11.3%. Non-Hispanic Black or African American adults (16.8%) were most likely to be in families having problems paying medical bills followed by Hispanic or Latino (13.5%), non-Hispanic White (10.0%), and non-Hispanic Asian (5.7%) Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Cigarette Smoking Status Among Current Adult E-Cigarette Users, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

In 2021, 4.5% of U.S. adults were current e-cigarette users. Among adult e-cigarette users overall, 29.4% also were current cigarette smokers, 40.3% were former cigarette smokers, and 30.3% had never been cigarette smokers. Among e-cigarette users aged 18–24 years, 16.3% were current smokers, 22.3% were former smokers, and 61.4% had never been cigarette smokers. Among Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–64 Years Who Used Telemedicine in the Past 12 Months, by Sex and Health Insurance Coverage — National Health Interview Survey, United States 2021

Overall, in 2021, 35.3% of adults aged 18–64 years had a telemedicine visit with a health care professional in the past 12 months. The percentage was higher among women than men overall (41.7% versus 28.8%). Women were also more likely than were men to have had a telemedicine visit among those with private health insurance Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Serious Psychological Distress in the Past 30 Days, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

In 2021, 3.7% of adults aged ≥18 years had serious psychological distress in the past 30 days with percentages higher among women (4.6%) than among men (2.7%). The higher percentages among women were seen across all age groups: 5.6% versus 3.1% in adults aged 18–44 years, 4.5% versus 2.8% in those aged 45–64 years, and Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Women Aged 50–74 Years Who Had a Mammogram Within the Preceding 2 Years by Family Income — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

In 2021, 76.0% of women aged 50–74 years reported that they had a mammogram within the preceding 2 years. The percentage of women who had a mammogram within the preceding 2 years increased with family income, from 67.7% of women with family income <200% of federal poverty level (FPL), to 74.3% of women with income Read More >

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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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QuickStats: Percentage of Persons Who Used Telemedicine During the Past 12 Months, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

In 2021, approximately one third (32.8%) of persons of all ages had a telemedicine appointment with a doctor, nurse, or other health professional during the past 12 months. The percentage with a telemedicine appointment increased with age, from 17.2% among children aged <10 years to 45.5% among adults aged 70–79 years, and then decreased to Read More >

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older With Arthritis, by Sex and Race and Hispanic Origin — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

In 2021, among adults aged 18 years or older, women were more likely to have arthritis than men (21.0% versus 16.2%). This pattern was consistent among non-Hispanic White (White) (22.2% versus 17.7%), non-Hispanic Black or African American (Black) (24.6% versus 13.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (17.7% versus 12.4%) adults. Among non-Hispanic Asian (Asian) adults, the Read More >

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More Than a Quarter of U.S. Adults and Children Have at Least One Allergy

  Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults and more than 1 in 4 U.S. children reported having a seasonal allergy, eczema, or food allergy in 2021, according to new data from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. Almost 6% of U.S. adults and children have a food allergy, with Black, Non-Hispanic adults, and children being Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Have Ever Had Hepatitis, by Age Group and Sex — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

In 2021, 1.6% of adults aged 18 years or older reported having ever had hepatitis. The prevalence of hepatitis was lowest among adults aged 18–44 years (0.6%) and highest among adults aged ≥65 years (2.7%). Prevalence increased with age for both men and women. The percentage of adults who ever had hepatitis was higher in Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Living in Families That Were Food-Insecure in the Past 30 Days by Family Income and Urbanicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2021

In 2021, 5.9% of adults aged ≥18 years lived in families that were food-insecure in the past 30 days. The percentage was higher in urban areas (6.2%) compared with rural areas (4.6%) overall and within households earning 100%–199% of FPL (13.5% versus 8.9%) and ≥200% of FPL (2.4% versus 1.4%). For adults living in families Read More >

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