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Health of Black or African American non-Hispanic Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

  • Number of births: 588,891
  • Births per 1,000 women 15-44 years: 64.5

Source: Births: Final Data for 2014, table 5 [PDF - 2.9 MB]

Health status

  • Percent of persons all ages in fair or poor health: 13.5%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table P-1c [PDF - 442 KB]

Smoking

  • Percent of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 22.0% (2012-2014)
  • Percent of women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 14.6% (2012-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 49 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Obesity

  • Percent of men 20 years and over with obesity: 37.6% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women 20 years and over with obesity: 56.9% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 58 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Hypertension

  • Percent of men 20 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 40.9% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women 20 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 44.8% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 54 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of persons under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 13.5%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table P-11c [PDF - 398 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 299,227
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 733.4

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 2 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Stroke

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2013, table 12 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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