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Women's Health

(Data are for the U.S.)

 

Population

  • Number of residents (all ages): 158.3 million (2011)

Source: Health, United States, 2012, table 1 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

 

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]

 

Health risk factors

  • Percent of women 18 years and over who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity: 45.7%
  • Percent of women 18 years and over who had 5 or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year: 14.2%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, data tables for figures 7.2, 8.3, 9.2

  • 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 women 20 years and over who are obese: 35.9% (2007-2010)

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

  • Percent of women 20 years and over with hypertension: 32.8% (2007-2010)

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

 

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of females under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 15.4%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, data tables for figure 1.2

 

Preventive care

  • Percent of women 40 years and over who had a mammogram within the past 2 years: 67.1% (2010)

Source: Health, United States, 2012, table 82 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

  • Percent of women 18 years and over who had a Pap smear within the past 3 years: 73.2% (2010)

Source: Health, United States, 2012, table 83 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

 

Mortality

  • Number of deaths (all ages): 1,236,003
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 787.4

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2010, table 1 [PDF - 3.1 MB]

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

Source:  Deaths: Leading Causes for 2010, table 1 [PDF - 1.6 MB]

 

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