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Health of White non-Hispanic Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

  • Number of births: 2,056,332
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 58.8

Source: Births: Final Data for 2016, table 11 [PDF – 1.1 MB]

Smoking

  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 19.2% (2013-2015)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 17.0% (2013-2015)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 49 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Obesity

  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 34.3% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with obesity: 36.2% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 58 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension

  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 34.6% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 34.5% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 54 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of persons under age 65 without health insurance coverage: 7.3%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2016, Table P-11c [PDF – 236 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 2,123,631
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1,055.3

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, tables 8, 9 [PDF – 2.7 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic lower respiratory disease

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2015, table 1 [PDF – 2.3 MB]

Infant deaths

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 4.82

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, table 13 [PDF – 2.7 MB]

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