QuickStats: Percentage* of Women Aged ≥50 Years Who Have Had a Hysterectomy,† by Race/Ethnicity and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2008 and 2018§
Weekly / October 18, 2019 / 68(41);935
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* Percentages shown with 95% confidence intervals.
† Based on the response of “yes” to the survey question “Have you ever had a hysterectomy?”
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey sample adult component.
The percentage of women aged ≥50 years who have had a hysterectomy decreased from 36.6% in 2008 to 31.7% in 2018. Decreases were also observed among non-Hispanic white women (37.5% to 33.3%) and Hispanic women (30.3% to 22.6%), but there was no significant decrease for non-Hispanic black women (40.4% to 36.8%). For both time points, non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic white women were more likely than Hispanic women to have had a hysterectomy.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2008 and 2018 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Lindsey I. Black, MPH, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4548; Anjel Vahratian, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Women Aged ≥50 Years Who Have Had a Hysterectomy, by Race/Ethnicity and Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2008 and 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:935. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6841a3external icon.
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