Value (year)Health, United States Figure/Table no.
Life Expectancy and Mortality
Life expectancy in yearsFigure 1/Table 22
 At birth76.8 (2000)77.7 (2006)77.9 (2007)
 At age 65 years17.6 (2000)18.5 (2006)18.6 (2007)
Infant deaths per 1,000 live birthsFigure 25
 All infants6.91 (2000)6.69 (2006)6.75 (2007)
Deaths per 100,000, age-adjustedTable 24
 All causes869.0 (2000)776.5 (2006)760.2 (2007)
 Heart disease257.6 (2000)200.2 (2006)190.9 (2007)
 Cancer199.6 (2000)180.7 (2006)178.4 (2007)
 Stroke60.9 (2000)43.6 (2006)42.2 (2007)
 Chronic lower respiratory diseases44.2 (2000)40.5 (2006)40.8 (2007)
 Unintentional injuries34.9 (2000)39.8 (2006)40.0 (2007)
  Motor-vehicle15.4 (2000)15.0 (2006)14.4 (2007)
 Diabetes25.0 (2000)23.3 (2006)22.5 (2007)
Morbidity and Risk Factors
Fair or poor health, percentTable 56
 All ages8.9 (2000)9.9 (2008)9.9 (2009)
 65 years and over26.9 (2000)24.9 (2008)24.0 (2009)
Heart disease, percentTable 49
 18 years and over10.9 (1999–2000)11.4 (2005–2006)11.8 (2008–2009)
 65 years and over29.6 (1999–2000)31.2 (2005–2006)31.7 (2008–2009)
Cancer (ever had), percentTable 49
 18 years and over4.9 (1999–2000)5.7 (2005–2006)6.1 (2008–2009)
 65 years and over15.2 (1999–2000)17.1 (2005–2006)17.7 (2008–2009)
Diabetes,1 percentFigure 5/Table 66
 20 years and over8.5 (1999–2000)10.7 (2005–2006)11.9 (2007–2008)
Hypertension,2 percentFigure 15/Table 66
 20 years and over28.9 (1999–2000)31.7 (2005–2006)32.6 (2007–2008)
High serum total cholesterol,3 percentFigure 16/Table 66
 20 years and over17.7 (1999–2000)15.9 (2005–2006)14.6 (2007–2008)
Obese, percentFigures 13 and 14/Table 66
 Obese,4 20 years and over29.9 (1999–2000)34.2 (2005–2006)33.7 (2007–2008)
 Obese (BMI at or above sex- and age-specific 95th percentile)
  2–5 years10.3 (1999–2000)11.0 (2005–2006)10.4 (2007–2008)
  6–11 years15.1 (1999–2000)15.1 (2005–2006)19.6 (2007–2008)
  12–19 years14.8 (1999–2000)17.8 (2005–2006)18.1 (2007–2008)
Cigarette smoking, percentFigure 11/Table 58
 18 years and over23.2 (2000)20.6 (2008)20.6 (2009)
Aerobic activity and muscle strengthening,5 percentFigure 12/Table 70
 18 years and over15.1 (2000)18.1 (2008)18.8 (2009)
Health Care Utilization
No health care visit in past 12 months, percentTable 79
 Under 18 years12.3 (2000)10.1 (2008)9.1 (2009)
 18–44 years23.5 (2000)22.7 (2008)22.7 (2009)
 45–64 years15.0 (2000)14.4 (2008)15.4 (2009)
 65 years and over7.5 (2000)5.6 (2008)4.7 (2009)
Emergency room visit in past 12 months, percentTables 88 and 89
 Under 18 years20.3 (2000)20.9 (2008)20.8 (2009)
 18–44 years20.5 (2000)21.5 (2008)22.0 (2009)
 45–64 years17.6 (2000)17.6 (2008)18.4 (2009)
 65 years and over23.7 (2000)23.4 (2008)24.9 (2009)
Dental visit in past year, percentTable 93
 2–17 years74.1 (2000)77.3 (2008)78.4 (2009)
 18–64 years65.1 (2000)60.4 (2008)62.0 (2009)
 65 years and over56.6 (2000)57.6 (2008)59.6 (2009)
Prescription drug in past month, percentTable 94
 Under 18 years24.1 (1999–2000)23.9 (2001–2004)25.3 (2005–2008)
 18–44 years34.7 (1999–2000)37.6 (2001–2004)37.8 (2005–2008)
 45–64 years62.1 (1999–2000)66.2 (2001–2004)64.8 (2005–2008)
 65 years and over83.9 (1999–2000)87.3 (2001–2004)90.1 (2005–2008)
Hospitalization in past year, percentTable 98
 18–44 years7.0 (2000)6.4 (2008)6.7 (2009)
 45–64 years8.4 (2000)7.9 (2008)8.5 (2009)
 65 years and over18.2 (2000)17.5 (2008)17.1 (2009)
Insurance and Access to Care
Uninsured, percentFigures 21 and 22/Table 138
 Under 65 years17.0 (2000)16.8 (2008)17.5 (2009)
 Under 18 years12.6 (2000)9.0 (2008)8.2 (2009)
 18–44 years22.4 (2000)24.4 (2008)25.9 (2009)
 45–64 years12.6 (2000)13.6 (2008)14.6 (2009)
Delayed or did not receive needed medical care due to cost, percentFigure 19/Table 76
 Under 18 years4.6 (2000)5.4 (2008)5.2 (2009)
 18–44 years9.5 (2000)13.6 (2008)15.1 (2009)
 45–64 years8.8 (2000)13.5 (2008)15.1 (2009)
 65 years and over4.5 (2000)4.5 (2008)5.1 (2009)
Health Care Resources
Physicians in patient care per 10,000 populationTable 106
 United States22.7 (2000)25.3 (2007)25.7 (2008)
  Highest state (postal code)34.4 (MA) (2000)39.1 (MA) (2007)39.7 (MA) (2008)
  Lowest state (postal code)14.4 (ID) (2000)17.0 (ID) (2007)17.0 (ID) (2008)
Community hospital beds per 1,000 populationTable 115
 United States2.9 (2000)---2.7 (2008)
  Highest state (postal code)6.0 (ND) (2000)---5.4 (ND) (2008)
  Lowest state (postal code)1.9 (NM,NV, OR,UT,WA) (2000)---1.7 (WA) (2008)
Expenditures
Personal health care expenditures, dollarsFigure 23/Table 126
 Total in trillions$1.1 (2000)$1.9 (2007)$2.0 (2008)
 Per capita$4,032 (2000)$6,186 (2007)$6,411 (2008)
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Data not available.

1

Diabetes prevalence is based on report of a physician diagnosis, or a fasting blood glucose of 126 mg/dL or higher, or a hemoglobin A1c of 6.5% or higher.

2

Having elevated blood pressure (measured) and/or taking antihypertensive medications.

3

Having cholesterol of 240 mg/dL or greater.

4

Obesity is a body mass index greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2. Height and weight are measured.

5

Meeting 2008 federal guidelines for aerobic activity and muscle strengthening.

NOTES: Some estimates are from the Excel spreadsheet version of the cited table and are not shown in the PDF version or in the printed version. For more information, data sources, notes, and the Excel version of the spreadsheet, see the complete report, Health, United States, 2010, available from: http://www‚Äč.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm.

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Health, United States, 2010: With Special Feature on Death and Dying.
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