Prevalence of Prescription Pain Medication Use Among Adults: United States, 2015-2018.
This report shows the percentage of U.S. adults who, in the past 30 days, used one or more prescription pain medications, used prescription opioid medications, or used nonopioid prescription pain medications (without prescription opioids) in 2015-2018. PMID: 32600518 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - July 1, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Emergency Department Visits Among Adults Aged 60 and Over: United States, 2014-2017.
This report describes ED visits made by adults aged 60 and over, assessing selected characteristics by age. PMID: 32600519 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - July 1, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Prevalence of Tooth Loss Among Older Adults: United States, 2015-2018.
This report examines disparities in complete tooth loss among U.S. adults aged 65 and over by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, and education in 2015-2018 and trends from 1999-2000 through 2017-2018. PMID: 32600520 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - July 1, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity Among Adults: United States, 2017-2018.
This report provides the most recent national data for 2017-2018 on obesity and severe obesity prevalence among adults by sex, age, and race and Hispanic origin. Trends from 1999-2000 through 2017-2018 for adults aged 20 and over are also presented. PMID: 32487284 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2018.
This report uses the most recent data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to update trends in drug overdose deaths for all drugs and for specific drugs and drug types, and to identify changes in rates by state from 2017 to 2018. PMID: 32487285 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Among Teenagers Aged 15-19 in the United States, 2015-2017.
Authors: Martinez GM, Abma JC Abstract Monitoring sexual activity and contraceptive use among teenagers aged 15-19 in the United States informs understanding of the risk of pregnancy. By 2018, the U.S. birth rate for teenagers dropped 72% from its peak in 1991 (1), paralleling a decline in the teen pregnancy rate (1,2). While this represents progress toward national goals, these rates are still higher than those in other developed countries (3,4). Using data from the 2002 through 2015-2017 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), this report provides trends and national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptiv...
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Increase in Suicide Mortality in the United States, 1999-2018.
Authors: Hedegaard H, Curtin SC, Warner M Abstract Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States (1). Suicide is a major contributor to premature mortality as it ranks as the second leading cause of death for ages 10-34 and the fourth leading cause for ages 35-54 (1). Despite national goals to lower the suicide rate (2), several recent reports have documented a steady increase in suicide rates in recent years (3-6). This data brief uses final mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to update trends in suicide rates from 1999 through 2018 and to describe differe...
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities Among U.S. Children Aged 3-17 Years.
Authors: Zablotsky B, Alford JM Abstract Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities are the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders in children and often coexist (1,2). Previous research has suggested that the prevalence of these conditions may differ by race and Hispanic origin (3,4). Using timely, nationally representative data, this report examines the reported prevalence of ADHD and learning disabilities by race and ethnicity and select demographic characteristics that are associated with the diagnosis of these conditions (1). PMID: 32487288 [PubMed - in process] ...
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Recent Trends in Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery: United States, 2016-2018.
This report describes recent trends in the VBAC rates by maternal age, race and Hispanic origin, mother's state of residence, and gestational age of the newborn from 2016 to 2018. PMID: 32487289 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Hypertension Prevalence Among Adults Aged 18 and Over: United States, 2017-2018.
This report provides 2017-2018 U.S. hypertension prevalence estimates using the 2017 American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association definition of hypertension (3) and new guidelines, which redefine hypertension by lowering the previous threshold levels of 140/90 mmHg to 130/80 mmHg (4). This change categorizes a greater percentage of people as having hypertension. PMID: 32487290 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Prevalence and Trends in Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States, 2015-2018.
This report provides 2015-2018 prevalence estimates of past or present HBV infection and evidence of hepatitis B vaccination, based on blood collected in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). PMID: 32487291 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Problems Paying Medical Bills, 2018.
This report examines characteristics of persons who live in families that have problems paying medical bills. PMID: 32487292 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Electronic Cigarette Use Among U.S. Adults, 2018.
This report examines e-cigarette use among U.S. adults aged 18 and over by selected sociodemographic characteristics and in relation to cigarette smoking status. PMID: 32487293 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Mortality in the United States, 2018.
This report presents final 2018 U.S. mortality data on deaths and death rates by demographic and medical characteristics. These data provide information on mortality patterns among U.S. residents by variables such as sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, and cause of death. Life expectancy estimates, 10 leading causes of death, age-specific death rates, and 10 leading causes of infant death were analyzed by comparing 2018 and 2017 final data. PMID: 32487294 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Among Adults Aged 18-26, 2013-2018.
This report describes trends in selfreported HPV vaccination initiation and completion by selected demographic characteristics among adults aged 18-26. PMID: 32487295 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 4, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Death Rates Due to Suicide and Homicide Among Persons Aged 10-24: United States, 2000-2017.
This report presents trends for 2000-2017 in suicide and homicide death rates for all persons aged 10-24 and for age groups 10-14, 15-19, and 20-24. PMID: 31751202 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - November 23, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Is Twin Childbearing on the Decline? Twin Births in the United States, 2014-2018.
This report presents trends in twin childbearing overall for 1980-2018, and by maternal age, race and Hispanic origin, and state of residence for 2014-2018. PMID: 31751205 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - November 23, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Vision Testing Among Children Aged 3-5 Years in the United States, 2016-2017.
This report examines the percentage of children aged 3-5 years who have ever had a vision test by selected characteristics using data from the vision supplement included in the 2016-2017 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). PMID: 31751209 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - November 23, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Mortality Patterns Between Five States With Highest Death Rates and Five States With Lowest Death Rates: United States, 2017.
This report compares average age-adjusted death rates by sex, race and ethnicity, and five leading causes of death between a group of five states with the highest age-adjusted death rates (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia) and a group of five states with the lowest age-adjusted death rates (California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Minnesota, and New York) in 2017 (2). Age-specific death rates for the two groups are presented as well. PMID: 31617847 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - October 17, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Receipt of Pelvic Examinations Among Women Aged 15-44 in the United States, 1988-2017.
Authors: Martinez GM, Qin J, Saraiya M, Sawaya GF Abstract Pelvic examination has been commonly performed as part of a physical examination for women in the United States. However, the value of routine pelvic examinations has been questioned recently (1,2). In 2012, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended annual pelvic examinations for women aged 21 and over as part of the well-woman visit (3). In 2018, ACOG advised that pelvic examinations be performed when indicated by medical history or symptoms (4). Using National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) data through 2017 for women aged...
Source: NCHS data brief - August 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Mortality Trends by Race and Ethnicity Among Adults Aged 25 and over: United States, 2000-2017.
This report presents recent trends in ageadjusted death rates from 2000 through 2017 for adults aged 25 and over for Hispanic, non-Hispanic white, and non-Hispanic black adults, overall and by specific age groups (25-44, 45-64, and 65 and over). PMID: 31442191 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - August 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Attempts to Lose Weight Among Adolescents Aged 16-19 in the United States, 2013-2016.
This report describes the percentage of U.S. adolescents who tried to lose weight in the past year from 2013 through 2016 by sex, race and Hispanic origin, and weight status. Methods of intentional weight loss are also reported. PMID: 31442192 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - August 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Unintentional Injury Death Rates in Rural and Urban Areas: United States, 1999-2017.
This report describes trends in the death rates for unintentional injuries and three leading causes of deaths due to unintentional injuries (motor vehicle traffic, drug overdose, and falls) from 1999 through 2017. Given an observed increase in overall unintentional injury rates starting in 2014 (5), differences in death rates are described by urbanization level (rural, small metropolitan [metro], large fringe metro, and large central metro) for the leading causes of unintentional injury deaths for 2014 and 2017. PMID: 31442193 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - August 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Contribution of Whole Grains to Total Grains Intake Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 2013-2016.
This report provides estimates of the percentage of total grains intake consumed from whole grains sources, for adults aged 20 and over who reported consumption of grains (98.6%) on a given day during 2013-2016. PMID: 31442194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - August 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Births in the United States, 2018.
This report presents selected highlights from 2018 final birth data on key demographic, health care utilization, and infant health indicators. General fertility rates (the number of births per 1,000 women aged 15-44) and teen birth rates are presented. Also shown are the distribution of births with a previous cesarean delivery (vaginal births after previous cesarean [VBAC] and repeat cesarean delivery) and the distribution of births by gestational age. All indicators are compared between 2017 and 2018 and are presented for the three largest race and Hispanic-origin groups: non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispan...
Source: NCHS data brief - August 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Nonsmoking Youth: United States, 2013-2016.
This report describes the prevalence of SHS exposure among nonsmoking youth in 2013-2016, as defined by serum cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine. PMID: 31442196 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - August 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Urban-rural Differences in Drug Overdose Death Rates, by Sex, Age, and Type of Drugs Involved, 2017.
This report uses the most recent data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to examine urban-rural differences in drug overdose death rates by sex, age group, and the type of drugs involved. PMID: 31442197 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - August 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Eye Disorders and Vision Loss Among U.S. Adults Aged 45 and Over With Diagnosed Diabetes, 2016-2017.
This report compares the age-adjusted percentages of adults aged 45 and over with diagnosed diabetes who were told by a doctor or other health professional that they had cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or macular degeneration and vision loss due to these disorders, by years since their diabetes diagnosis. PMID: 31442198 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - August 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Strategies Used by Adults With Diagnosed Diabetes to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs, 2017-2018.
This report examines the percentage of adults aged 18 and over with diagnosed diabetes who used these selected strategies to reduce their prescription drug costs. PMID: 31442199 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - August 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Prescription Drug Use Among Adults Aged 40-79 in the United States and Canada.
This report describes the use of one or more and five or more prescription drugs among adults aged 40-79 in the United States and Canada. PMID: 31442200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - August 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Dental Care Among Adults Aged 65 and Over, 2017.
This report describes the prevalence, overall and by selected characteristics, of dental insurance, dental visits, and unmet need for dental care due to cost among adults aged 65 and over. PMID: 31163014 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 5, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Regional Variation in Private Dental Coverage and Care Among Dentate Adults Aged 18-64 in the United States, 2014-2017.
This report examines regional variation in dental coverage among dentate adults (i.e., adults who have not lost all permanent teeth) aged 18-64 who had private health insurance in the past year, their utilization of dental care, and unmet dental needs due to cost in the past year. PMID: 31163015 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 5, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Strategies Used by Adults Aged 65 and Over to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs, 2016-2017.
This report examines the percentage of adults aged 65 and over who used these strategies to reduce their prescription drug costs in the past 12 months by selected characteristics. PMID: 31163016 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 5, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Opioids Prescribed at Discharge or Given During Emergency Department Visits Among Adults in the United States, 2016.
This report compares rates and percentages of ED visits by adults at which opioids were only given in the ED, only prescribed at discharge, or both, by selected characteristics. PMID: 31163017 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - June 5, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Educational Attainment of Mothers Aged 25 and Over: United States, 2017.
Authors: Matthews TJ, Hamilton BE Abstract Maternal education has been shown to be associated with the number of children a woman has during her childbearing years, as well as maternal and infant health (1-5). Using 2017 national birth certificate data, this report describes educational attainment of mothers aged 25 and over, overall and by race and Hispanic origin and state, and the mean numbers of live births by mothers' educational attainment. PMID: 31112119 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Strategies Used by Adults Aged 18-64 to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs, 2017.
This report examines changes over time in the percentage of adults aged 18-64 who were prescribed medication and reported using these selected strategies to reduce their prescription drug costs in the past 12 months. PMID: 31112124 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Prescription Drug Use in the United States, 2015-2016.
This report describes prescription drug use by age, sex, and race and Hispanic origin in 2015-2016 and trends over the preceding decade. PMID: 31112126 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Characteristics of Office-based Physician Visits, 2016.
This report examines visit rates by age and sex. It also examines visit characteristics-including insurance status, reason for visit, and services-by age. Estimates use data from the 2016 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS). PMID: 30707670 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - February 3, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Mortality in the United States, 2017.
This report presents final 2017 U.S. mortality data on deaths and death rates by demographic and medical characteristics. These data provide information on mortality patterns among U.S. residents by variables such as sex, race and ethnicity, and cause of death. Life expectancy estimates, age-specific death rates, age-adjusted death rates by race and ethnicity and sex, 10 leading causes of death, and 10 leading causes of infant death were analyzed by comparing 2017 and 2016 final data (1). PMID: 30500322 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2017.
This report uses the most recent final mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to update trends in drug overdose deaths, describe demographic and geographic patterns, and identify shifts in the types of drugs involved. PMID: 30500323 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Suicide Mortality in the United States, 1999-2017.
Authors: Hedegaard H, Curtin SC, Warner M Abstract Since 2008, suicide has ranked as the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States (1). In 2016, suicide became the second leading cause of death for ages 10-34 and the fourth leading cause for ages 35-54 (1). Although the Healthy People 2020 target is to reduce suicide rates to 10.2 per 100,000 by 2020 (2), suicide rates have steadily increased in recent years (3,4). This data brief uses final mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to update trends in suicide mortality from 1999 through 2017 and to describe differences by ...
Source: NCHS data brief - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Trends in Fertility and Mother's Age at First Birth Among Rural and Metropolitan Counties: United States, 2007-2017.
This report describes trends and differences in total fertility rates and mean maternal age at first birth overall, and by race and Hispanic origin, between rural and small or medium metro, and rural and large metro counties, from 2007 through 2017. PMID: 30475685 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - November 28, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Use of Yoga, Meditation, and Chiropractors Among U.S. Adults Aged 18 and Over.
This report examines changes over time in the percentage of adults who used yoga, meditation, and chiropractors in the past 12 months, as well as variation by sex, age, and race and Hispanic origin. PMID: 30475686 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - November 28, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Use of Yoga, Meditation, and Chiropractors Among U.S. Children Aged 4-17 Years.
This report presents the most recent national estimates of use of the three most prevalent approaches during the past 12 months, among children aged 4-17 years in the United States. Comparable estimates from 2012 are also included to examine changes over time. PMID: 30475687 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - November 28, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Infant Mortality by Age at Death in the United States, 2016.
This report examines infant mortality rates for the United States by age at death in 2016, by maternal age and race and Hispanic origin, and for the five leading causes of neonatal and postneonatal mortality. PMID: 30475688 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - November 28, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Seafood Consumption in the United States, 2013-2016.
This report describes the percentage of U.S. adults and youth who reported consuming seafood at least two times per week by sex, age, and race and Hispanic origin during 2013-2016. Trends in the percentage of adults and youth who consumed seafood at least twice weekly, from 2005-2006 through 2015-2016, are also presented. PMID: 30312150 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - October 13, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Suicide Rates in the United States Continue to Increase.
Authors: Hedegaard H, Curtin SC, Warner M Abstract In 2016, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States (1). Although the Healthy People 2020 target is to reduce suicide rates to 10.2 per 100,000 by 2020 (2), suicide rates have steadily increased in recent years (3,4). This Data Brief uses the most recent data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to update trends in suicide mortality from 2000 through 2016 and to describe differences by sex, age group, and means of suicide (e.g., suffocation, firearms, poisoning). PMID: 30312151 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - October 13, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Fast Food Consumption Among Adults in the United States, 2013-2016.
This report presents data on the percentage of adults who consumed fast food on a given day in the United States during 2013-2016. PMID: 30312154 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - October 13, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Prevalence of Total, Diagnosed, and Undiagnosed Diabetes Among Adults: United States, 2013-2016.
This report presents the prevalence of total, diagnosed, and undiagnosed diabetes in U.S. adults in 2013-2016. PMID: 30248004 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - September 26, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research

Beverage Consumption Among Youth in the United States, 2013-2016.
This report describes the contribution of different beverage types to total beverage consumption, by grams, among U.S. youth. PMID: 30248006 [PubMed - in process] (Source: NCHS data brief)
Source: NCHS data brief - September 26, 2018 Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research