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Women's Health

Data are for the U.S.

Health status

  • Percent of women 18 years and over in fair or poor health: 13.7%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Appendix III, table XIII [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Alcohol use

  • Percent of women 18 years and over who had four or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year: 18.9%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 9.2 [PDF - 1.1 MB]

Physical activity

  • Percent of women 18 years and over who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity: 46.1%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 7.2 [PDF - 1.1 MB]

Obesity

  • Percent of women 20 years and over who are obese: 36.4% (2009-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2014, table 64 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Hypertension

  • Percent of women 20 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 32.8% (2009-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2014, table 60 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of females under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 11.9%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 1.2 [PDF - 1.1 MB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths (all ages): 1,290,959
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 804.4

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 1 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic lower respiratory disease

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 12 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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