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Health of Black or African American non-Hispanic Population

(Data are for the U.S.)

 

Population

  • Number of residents: 39.9 million (2011)

Source: CDC WONDER bridged race population estimates

 

Live births

  • Number of births: 634,126
  • Births per 1,000 women 15-44 years: 65.1
  • Percent of births with low birth weight: 12.8%

Source: Births: Final Data for 2012, tables 5, 19 [PDF - 2.2 MB]

 

Health status

  • Percent of persons all ages in fair or poor health: 14.6%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Appendix III, table V [PDF - 1 MB]

 

Health risk factors

  • Percent of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 24.3%
    (2009-2011)
  • Percent of women 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 17.3%
    (2009-2011)

Source: Health, United States, 2012, table 56 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

  • Percent of men 20 years and over who are obese: 38.1%
    (2007-2010)
  • Percent of women 20 years and over who are obese: 54.2%
    (2007-2010)

Source: Health, United States, 2012, table 68 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

  • Percent of men 20 years and over with hypertension: 37.6%
    (2007-2010)
  • Percent of women 20 years and over with hypertension: 44.4%
    (2007-2010)

Source: Health, United States, 2012, table 64 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

 

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of persons under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 17.8%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Appendix III, table XV [PDF - 1 MB]

 

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 283,438
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 718.7

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2010, table 2 [PDF - 3.1 MB]

  • Leading causes of death
    • Heart disease
    • Cancer
    • Stroke

Source:  Deaths: Leading Causes for 2010, table E [PDF - 4.2 MB]

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 12.40

Source: Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2009 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set, table A [PDF - 527 KB]

 

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