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QuickStats: Percentage of Residential Care Communities that Use Electronic Health Records, by Community Bed Size — United States, 2016 and 2020

From 2016 to 2020, the percentage of residential care communities using electronic health records increased from 26% to 41%. The percentage using electronic health records increased from 28% to 41% for 11–25 bed communities, 35% to 54% for 26–50 bed communities, 43% to 71% for 51–100 bed communities, and 50% to 74% for more than Read More >

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QuickStats: Death Rates from Unintentional Falls Among Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2020

During 1999–2020, death rates from unintentional falls among persons aged ≥65 years increased among all age groups. The largest increase occurred among persons aged ≥85 years, from 110.2 per 100,000 population in 1999 to 291.5 in 2020. Among persons aged 75–84 years, the rate increased from 31.5 to 67.9, and among those aged 65–74 years, Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Total Deaths, by Age and Hispanic Origin and Race — United States, 2020

Significant differences in the age distribution of deaths by race and ethnicity were observed in the United States during 2020. Decedents aged <65 years accounted for 26% of all U.S. deaths, but they accounted for approximately 50% of deaths among American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (NH/OPI) persons, Read More >

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Provisional Drug Overdose Deaths from 12 months ending in April 2022

New provisional data show that the number of drug overdose deaths occurring in the United States increased by almost 7% from the 12 months ending in April 2021 to the 12 months ending in April 2022, from 101,167 to 108,174. The number of opioid-involved drug overdose deaths in the United States for the 12-month period Read More >

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates, by Urbanization Level and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, 2020

In 2020, age-adjusted suicide rates among females increased as the level of urbanization declined, from 4.6 per 100,000 population in large central metropolitan areas to 7.1 in small metropolitan areas, but were similar for small metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas. Rates among males were lowest in large central areas (16.9) and increased as the level Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 6–17 Years Who Have Roads, Sidewalks, Paths, or Trails Where They Can Walk or Ride a Bicycle, by Urban-Rural Status and Family Income 

During 2020, 88.7% of children and adolescents aged 6–17 years had roads, sidewalks, paths, or trails in their neighborhood or near their home where they could walk or ride a bicycle. Availability of these spaces was less common among children and adolescents who lived in families with incomes <200% of FPL (85.6%) than among those Read More >

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Life Expectancy: Historical Trends

There are a number of historical milestones associated with the recent study showing life expectancy declined for a second straight year in the United States. The 2019-2021 decline was the first time that life expectancy dropped two years in a row since 1961-1963, when John F. Kennedy was president.  The 2.7 year drop since 2019 Read More >

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PODCAST: Life Expectancy Fell in 2021 for the Second Year in a Row

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/podcasts/2022/20220831/20220831.htm HOST: In 2020, the United States experienced the biggest one-year drop in life expectancy since World War II, mostly due to the pandemic.  All 50 states had declines in life expectancy that year.  These declines were detailed in a new report released in mid-August.  On the last day of the month, NCHS released new estimates for 2021, Read More >

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Q&A: Physical Activity in Adults Aged 18 Years and Over: United States, 2020

Questions for Nazik Elgaddal, Health Statistician and Lead Author of “Physical Activity in Adults Aged 18 Years and Over: United States, 2020.” Q: Why did you decide to do a report on physical activity among U.S. adults? NE: Meeting the physical activity guidelines is one of the Healthy People 2030 leading health indicators.  Understanding who Read More >

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QuickStats: Deaths Involving Exposure to Excessive Heat, by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2020

During 1999–2020, the annual number of deaths from excessive natural heat ranged from a low of 297 in 2004 to a high of 1,153 in 2020. The number of deaths among males increased from 622 deaths in 1999 to 822 deaths in 2020, but there was no statistically significant increase among females. During 1999–2020, there Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Drank Four or More Alcoholic Drinks Per Week, by Sex and Age — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020

In 2020, 18.3% of adults aged ≥65 years reported drinking four or more alcoholic drinks per week. Among adults aged ≥65 years, men were more likely (25.6%) than women (12.4%) to have four or more drinks. Percentages of those having four or more drinks were higher among men than women for the following age groups: Read More >

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MORE PEOPLE HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE, EARLY 2022 DATA SHOW

NCHS released the latest quarter of data on health insurance coverage in the United States, documenting that 4.4 million fewer people were uninsured in the first quarter of 2022 (26.4 million) compared to the first quarter of 2021 (30.8 million).  The data come from the National Health Interview Survey’s Early Release Program, and show that Read More >

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Drug Overdose Death Rates Among Workers Aged 16–64 Years in Usual Occupation Groups with the Highest Drug Overdose Death Rates — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2020

In 2020, the age-adjusted drug overdose death rate among workers with paid, civilian usual occupations was 42.1 deaths per 100,000. Drug overdose death rates were highest among workers in the following occupations: construction and extraction (162.6); food preparation and serving related (117.9); personal care and service (74.0); transportation and material moving (70.7); building and grounds Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Uninsured Adults Aged 18−64 Years, by Race, Hispanic Origin, and Selected Asian Subgroups — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019−2020

During 2019–2020, the percentage of U.S. adults aged 18–64 years who were uninsured was 14.4%. Among all race and Hispanic origin groups, non-Hispanic Asian adults (7.8%) were the least likely to be uninsured followed by non-Hispanic White (9.7%), non-Hispanic Black (14.6%), and Hispanic adults (30.4%). Among the non-Hispanic Asian subgroups shown, adults of Korean (14.3%) Read More >

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Update to Provisional Drug Overdose Deaths from 12 months ending in February 2022

Provisional data show that the predicted number of drug overdose deaths showed an increase of almost 12% from the 12 months ending in February 2021 to the 12 months ending in February 2022, from 97,109 to 108,642. The predicted number of opioid-involved drug overdose deaths in the United States for the 12-month period ending in Read More >

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Met the 2018 Federal Physical Activity Guidelines for Both Muscle-Strengthening and Aerobic Physical Activity, by Urbanization Level — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020

In 2020, 25.3% of adults aged ≥18 years met the 2018 federal physical activity guidelines for both muscle-strengthening and aerobic physical activity. The percentage meeting both guidelines was highest in adults living in large central metropolitan (28.0%) and large fringe metropolitan areas (27.6%), followed by those living in medium and small metropolitan areas (23.4%) and Read More >

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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury, by Race and Hispanic Origin — United States, 2019 and 2020

Age-adjusted death rates for motor vehicle traffic injury increased from 11.1 per 100,000 population in 2019 to 12.0 in 2020. The rates increased from 10.3 to 11.3 for Hispanic persons, from 14.5 to 18.3 for non-Hispanic Black persons, and from 11.2 to 11.6 for non-Hispanic White persons. The changes in rates among other groups were Read More >

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PODCAST: Sleep Difficulties & Patterns Among Americans

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/podcasts/2022/20220629/20220629.htm HOST: The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends between 9 and 12 hours of sleep for children between ages 6 and 12, and 8 to 10 hours of sleep for teens ages 13 to 18.  However, only two-thirds of school-age children meet these recommendations. At the same time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Read More >

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HIV Deaths from 1999-2020

Year Deaths Death Rate Per 100,000 1999 14,802 5.3 2000 14,478 5.2 2001 14,175 5 2002 14,095 4.9 2003 13,658 4.7 2004 13,063 4.5 2005 12,543 4.2 2006 12,113 4 2007 11,295 3.7 2008 10,285 3.3 2009 9,406 3 2010 8,369 2.6 2011 7,683 2.4 2012 7,216 2.2 2013 6,955 2.1 2014 6,721 2 2015 Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Uninsured Adults Aged 18–64 Years, by Race and Selected Hispanic Origin Subgroup — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2019−2020

During 2019–2020, the percentage of U.S. adults aged 18–64 years who were uninsured was 14.4%. Among all race and Hispanic origin subgroups, those most likely to be uninsured were Hispanic adults (30.4%) followed by non-Hispanic Black (14.6%), non-Hispanic White (9.7%), and non-Hispanic Asian (7.8%) adults. Among the Hispanic origin subgroups included, those most likely to Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Heat-Related Deaths by Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018–2020

During 2018–2020, a total of 3,066 heat-related deaths occurred. The highest percentage of heat-related deaths occurred among persons aged 55–64 years (19%), and the lowest percentage occurred among those aged 5–14 years (1%). Among those aged 5–14 through aged 55–64 years, the percentage of heat-related deaths increased with age, then decreased through those aged ≥85 Read More >

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Update to Provisional Drug Overdose Deaths from 12 months ending in January 2022

Provisional data show that the predicted number of drug overdose deaths showed an increase of 12.5% from 12 months ending in January 2022, from 95,440 to 107,375. The predicted number of opioid-involved drug overdose deaths in the United States for the 12-month period ending in January 2022 (80,590) increased from 71,469 in the previous year. Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Diagnosed Heart Disease, by Urbanization Level and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020

In 2020, 6.3% percent of adults aged ≥18 years had diagnosed heart disease. The prevalence of heart disease among adults aged ≥18 years was higher among those living in nonmetropolitan areas (8.8%) compared with those living in metropolitan areas (5.8%). Prevalence increased with age from 0.9% among adults aged 18–44 years to 5.9% among those Read More >

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National Safety Month:  Deaths from Falls Among 65+ Population Have Doubled Since ‘07

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QuickStats: Percentage Distribution of Deaths Involving Injuries from Recreational and Nonrecreational Use of Watercraft, by Month — United States, 2018–2020

During 2018–2020, 1,508 deaths occurred involving injuries from recreational and nonrecreational use of watercraft. The percentage of deaths each month ranged from 3.0% in December to 16.6% in July. Most deaths (68.6%) occurred during May–September. Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7121a5.htm Read More >

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