QuickStats: Percentage* of Persons Who Had a Stomach or Intestinal Illness That Started in the Past 2 Weeks,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ 2018
Weekly / January 31, 2020 / 69(4);118
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* With 95% confidence intervals indicated by error bars.
† Based on a question in the Sample Child and Sample Adult Interview that asks “Did [you/your child] have a stomach or intestinal illness with vomiting or diarrhea that started during the last two weeks?”
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
In 2018, 4.7% of males and 5.3% of females had a stomach illness that started in the past 2 weeks. Among children and adolescents aged 0–17 years, no difference was observed in the percentage of males and females who had a stomach illness that started in the past 2 weeks. However, among adults, women were more likely to have had a stomach illness than men. This held for those aged 18–64 years (5.3% of women compared with 4.5% of men) and those aged ≥65 years (5.8% versus 4.2%).
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2018 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Sarah E. Lessem, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4209.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Persons Who Had a Stomach or Intestinal Illness That Started in the Past 2 Weeks, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:118. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6904a8external icon.
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