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National Center for Health Statistics (US). Health, United States, 2011: With Special Feature on Socioeconomic Status and Health. Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2012 May.

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Health, United States, 2011: With Special Feature on Socioeconomic Status and Health.

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At a Glance Table

Health, United States, 2011: At a Glance

Value (year)Health, United States, 2011 Figure/Table no.
Life Expectancy and Mortality
Life Expectancy in yearsFigure 1/Table 22
 At birth76.8 (2000)77.9 (2007)78.5 (2009)
 At 65 years17.6 (2000)18.6 (2007)19.2 (2009)
Infant deaths per 1,000 live birthsFigure 2/Table 17
 All infants6.91 (2000)6.75 (2007)6.61 (2008)
Deaths per 100,000 population, age-adjustedTable 24
 All causes869.0 (2000)760.2 (2007)758.3 (2008)
 Heart disease257.6 (2000)190.9 (2007)186.5 (2008)
 Cancer199.6 (2000)178.4 (2007)175.3 (2008)
 Stroke60.9 (2000)42.2 (2007)40.7 (2008)
 Chronic lower respiratory diseases44.2 (2000)40.8 (2007)44.0 (2008)
 Unintentional injuries34.9 (2000)40.0 (2007)38.8 (2008)
  Motor-vehicle15.4 (2000)14.4 (2007)12.9 (2008)
 Diabetes25.0 (2000)22.5 (2007)21.8 (2008)
Morbidity and Risk Factors
Fair or poor health, percentTable 56
 All ages8.9 (2000)9.9 (2009)10.1 (2010)
 65 years and over26.9 (2000)24.0 (2009)24.4 (2010)
Heart disease, percentTable 49
 18 years and over10.9 (1999–2000)11.6 (2007–2008)11.8 (2009–2010)
 65 years and over29.6 (1999–2000)31.8 (2007–2008)30.4 (2009–2010)
Cancer (ever had), percentTable 49
 18 years and over4.9 (1999–2000)5.8 (2007–2008)6.3 (2009–2010)
 65 years and over15.2 (1999–2000)17.0 (2007–2008)18.1 (2009–2010)
Hypertension,1 percentTable 69
 20 years and over28.9 (1999–2000)32.6 (2007–2008)31.9 (2009–2010)
High serum total cholesterol,2 percentTable 69
 20 years and over17.7 (1999–2000)14.6 (2007–2008)13.6 (2009–2010)
Obese, percentFigures 10 and 11/Table 69
 Obese,3 20 years and over30.3 (1999–2000)33.9 (2007–2008)35.9 (2009–2010)
 Obese (BMI at or above sex- and age-specific 95th percentile):
  2–5 years10.3 (1999–2000)10.1 (2007–2008)12.1 (2009–2010)
  6–11 years15.1 (1999–2000)19.6 (2007–2008)18.0 (2009–2010)
  12–19 years14.8 (1999–2000)18.1 (2007–2008)18.4 (2009–2010)
Cigarette smoking, percentFigure 8/Table 60
 18 years and over23.2 (2000)20.6 (2009)19.3 (2010)
Aerobic activity and muscle strengthening,4 percentTable 73
 18 years and over15.1 (2000)18.8 (2009)20.4 (2010)
Health Care Utilization
No health care visit in past 12 months, percentTable 83
 Under 18 years12.3 (2000)9.1 (2009)8.1 (2010)
 18–44 years23.4 (2000)22.6 (2009)24.2 (2010)
 45–64 years14.9 (2000)15.3 (2009)14.8 (2010)
 65 years and over7.4 (2000)4.7 (2009)5.3 (2010)
Emergency room visit in past 12 months, percentTables 93 and 94
 Under 18 years20.3 (2000)20.8 (2009)22.1 (2010)
 18–44 years20.5 (2000)22.0 (2009)22.0 (2010)
 45–64 years17.6 (2000)18.4 (2009)19.2 (2010)
 65 years and over23.7 (2000)24.9 (2009)23.7 (2010)
Dental visit in past year, percentTable 98
 2–17 years74.1 (2000)78.4 (2009)78.9 (2010)
 18–64 years65.1 (2000)62.0 (2009)61.1 (2010)
 65 years and over56.6 (2000)59.6 (2009)57.7 (2010)
Prescription drug in past 30 days, percentTable 99
 Under 18 years23.9 (2001–2004)---25.3 (2005–2008)
 18–44 years37.7 (2001–2004)---37.8 (2005–2008)
 45–64 years66.2 (2001–2004)---64.8 (2005–2008)
 65 years and over87.3 (2001–2004)---90.1 (2005–2008)
Hospitalization in past year, percentTable 102
 18–44 years7.0 (2000)6.7 (2009)6.3 (2010)
 45–64 years8.4 (2000)8.5 (2009)8.3 (2010)
 65 years and over18.2 (2000)17.1 (2009)16.1 (2010)
Health Insurance and Access to Care
Uninsured, percentFigures 14 and 15/Table 141
 Under 65 years17.0 (2000)17.5 (2009)18.2 (2010)
 Under 18 years12.6 (2000)8.2 (2009)7.8 (2010)
 18–44 years22.4 (2000)25.9 (2009)27.1 (2010)
 45–64 years12.6 (2000)14.6 (2009)15.7 (2010)
Delayed or did not receive needed medical care in past 12 months due to cost, percentFigure 18/Table 79
 Under 18 years4.6 (2000)5.2 (2009)4.4 (2010)
 18–44 years9.5 (2000)15.1 (2009)14.5 (2010)
 45–64 years8.8 (2000)15.1 (2009)14.9 (2010)
 65 years and over4.5 (2000)5.1 (2009)5.0 (2010)
Health Care Resources
Patient care physicians per 10,000 populationFigure 19/Table 109
 United States22.7 (2000)25.7 (2008)25.4 (2009)
  Highest state34.4 (MA) (2000)39.7 (MA) (2008)39.6 (MA) (2009)
  Lowest state14.4 ( I D) (2000)17.0 ( I D) (2008)17.3 (MS) (2009)
Community hospital beds per 1,000 populationTable 118
 United States2.9 (2000)---2.6 (2009)
  Highest state6.0 (ND) (2000)---5.2 (ND) (2009)
  Lowest state1.9 (NM,NV,OR,UT, WA) (2000)---1.7 (OR,WA) (2009)
Expenditures
Personal health care expenditures, dollarsFigure 21/Table 129
 Total in trillions$1.2 (2000)$2.0 (2008)$2.1 (2009)
 Per capita$4,122 (2000)$6,552 (2008)$6,797 (2009)
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1

Having measured high blood pressure (systolic pressure of at least 140 mm Hg or diastolic pressure of at least 90 mm Hg) and/or taking antihypertensive medication.

2

Having high serum total cholesterol of 240 mg/dl or greater.

3

Obesity is a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30. Height and weight are measured.

4

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, 2011, available from: http://www‚Äč.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm.

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