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Life Expectancy and Mortality Value (year) Health, United States, 2013
Figure/Table No.
Life Expectancy, in years Table 18
    At birth 76.8 (2000) 78.5 (2009) 78.7 (2010)
Infant deaths per 1,000 live births Figure 2/Table 13
    All infants 6.91 (2000) 6.39 (2009) 6.15 (2010)
Deaths per 100,000 population, age-adjusted Table 20
    All causes 869.0 (2000) 749.6 (2009) 747.0 (2010)
    Heart disease 257.6 (2000) 182.8 (2009) 179.1 (2010)
    Cancer 199.6 (2000) 173.5 (2009) 172.8 (2010)
    Chronic lower respiratory diseases 44.2 (2000) 42.7 (2009) 42.2 (2010)
    Stroke 60.9 (2000) 39.6 (2009) 39.1 (2010)
    Unintentional injuries 34.9 (2000) 37.5 (2009) 38.0 (2010)
    Alzheimer's disease 18.1 (2000) 24.2 (2009) 25.1 (2010)
    Diabetes 25.0 (2000) 21.0 (2009) 20.8 (2010)
    Influenza and pneumonia 23.7 (2000) 16.5 (2009) 15.1 (2010)
    Suicide 10.4 (2000) 11.8 (2009) 12.1 (2010)
Morbidity and Risk Factors Value (year) Health, United States, 2013
Figure/Table No.
Fair or poor health, percent Table 52
    All ages 8.9 (2000) 10.4 (2011) 10.3 (2012)
    65 years and over 26.9 (2000) 24.7 (2011) 22.7 (2012)
Heart disease (ever told), percent Table 44
    18 years and over 11.3 (2000–2001) 11.8 (2009–2010) 11.4 (2011–2012)
    65 years and over 30.9 (2000–2001) 30.4 (2009–2010) 30.3 (2011–2012)
Cancer (ever told), percent Table 44
    18 years and over 5.0 (2000–2001) 6.3 (2009–2010) 6.2 (2011–2012)
    65 years and over 15.2 (2000–2001) 18.1 (2009–2010) 18.5 (2011–2012)
Hypertension,1 percent Table 64
    20 years and over 28.9 (1999–2000) 31.9 (2009–2010) 32.5 (2011–2012)
High serum total cholesterol,2 percent Table 64
    20 years and over 17.7 (1999–2000) 13.6 (2009–2010) 13.1 (2011–2012)
Obese, percent Figure 10/Table 64
    Obese,3 20 years and over 30.3 (1999–2000) 35.9 (2009–2010) 35.1 (2011–2012)
    Obese (BMI at or above sex-and age-specific 95th percentile):  
        2–5 years 10.3 (1999–2000) 12.1 (2009–2010) 8.4 (2011–2012)
        6–11 years 15.1 (1999–2000) 18.0 (2009–2010) 17.7 (2011–2012)
        12–19 years 14.8 (1999–2000) 18.4 (2009–2010) 20.5 (2011–2012)
Cigarette smoking, percent Table 56
    18 years and over 23.2 (2000) 19.0 (2011) 18.1 (2012)
Health Care Utilization Value (year) Health, United States, 2013
Figure/Table No.
No health care visit in past 12 months, percent Table 78
    Under 18 years 12.3 (2000) 8.3 (2011) 8.1 (2012)
    18–44 years 23.4 (2000) 23.7 (2011) 24.7 (2012)
    45–64 years 14.9 (2000) 14.6 (2011) 15.1 (2012)
    65 years and over 7.4 (2000) 5.5 (2011) 6.1 (2012)
Emergency room visit in past 12 months, percent Tables 86 and 87
    Under 18 years 20.3 (2000) 18.5 (2011) 17.8 (2012)
    18–44 years 20.5 (2000) 20.6 (2011) 19.4 (2012)
    45–64 years 17.6 (2000) 18.2 (2011) 18.0 (2012)
    65 years and over 23.7 (2000) 23.3 (2011) 22.2 (2012)
Dental visit in past year, percent Table 91
    2–17 years 74.1 (2000) 81.4 (2011) 82.3 (2012)
    18–64 years 65.1 (2000) 61.6 (2011) 61.6 (2012)
    65 years and over 56.6 (2000) 61.2 (2011) 61.8 (2012)
Prescription drug in past 30 days, percent Figure 20/Table 92
    Under 18 years 20.5 (1988–1994) 23.8 (1999–2002) 24.0 (2007–2010)
    18–44 years 31.3 (1988–1994) 35.9 (1999–2002) 38.7 (2007–2010)
    45–64 years 54.8 (1988–1994) 64.1 (1999–2002) 66.2 (2007–2010)
    65 years and over 73.6 (1988–1994) 84.7 (1999–2002) 89.7 (2007–2010)
Hospitalization in past year, percent Table 94
    18–44 years 7.0 (2000) 6.4 (2011) 6.1 (2012)
    45–64 years 8.4 (2000) 8.3 (2011) 8.0 (2012)
    65 years and over 18.2 (2000) 16.7 (2011) 15.9 (2012)
Health Insurance and Access to Care Value (year) Health, United States, 2013
Figure/Table No.
Uninsured, percent Table 125
    Under 65 years 17.0 (2000) 17.2 (2011) 16.9 (2012)
    Under 18 years 12.6 (2000) 7.0 (2011) 6.6 (2012)
    18–44 years 22.4 (2000) 25.4 (2011) 24.8 (2012)
        19–25 years 32.3 (2000) 27.9 (2011) 26.3 (2012)
    45–64 years 12.6 (2000) 15.4 (2011) 15.6 (2012)
Delayed or did not receive needed medical care in past 12 months due to cost, percent Table 74
    Under 18 years 4.6 (2000) 3.8 (2011) 3.2 (2012)
    18–44 years 9.5 (2000) 13.6 (2011) 12.7 (2012)
    45–64 years 8.8 (2000) 14.4 (2011) 14.0 (2012)
    65 years and over 4.5 (2000) 4.6 (2011) 4.1 (2012)
Health Care Resources Value (year) Health, United States, 2013
Figure/Table No.
Patient care physicians per 10,000 population4 Table 101
    United States 22.7 (2000) 24.0 (2010) 26.1 (2011)
        Highest state 34.4 (MA) (2000) 40.0 (MA) (2010) 41.1 (MA) (2011)
        Lowest state 14.4 (ID) (2000) 17.6 (MS) (2010) 17.7 (ID) (2011)
Community hospital beds per 1,000 population5 Table 108
    United States 2.9 (2000) 2.6 (2010) 2.6 (2011)
        Highest state 6.0 (ND) (2000) 5.1 (ND) (2010) 5.0 (SD) (2011)
        Lowest state 1.9 (NM,NV,OR, UT,WA) (2000) 1.7 (OR,WA) (2010) 1.7 (WA) (2011)
Expenditures Value (year) Health, United States, 2013
Figure/Table No.
Personal health care expenditures, in dollars Table 115
    Total, in trillions $1.2 (2000) $2.2 (2010) $2.3 (2011)
    Per capita $4,128 (2000) $7,090 (2010) $7,326 (2011)

 

1Having measured high blood pressure (systolic pressure of at least 140 mm Hg or diastolic pressure of at least 90 mm Hg) and/or respondent report of taking antihypertensive medication.
2Having high serum total cholesterol of 240 mg/dL or greater.
3Obesity is a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30. Height and weight are measured rather than self-reported.
4Copyright 2013. Used with permission of the American Medical Association.
5Copyright 2013. Used with permission of Health Forum LLC, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association.

NOTES: Some estimates shown in this table are not shown in the PDF or printed versions but can be found in the spreadsheet version of the cited tables. For more information and the spreadsheet version of the tables, see the complete report, Health, United States, 2013

 
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