Health of White non-Hispanic Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births
  • Number of births: 1,915,912
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 55.3

Source: Births: Final Data for 2019 pdf icon[PDF – 499 KB]

Health status
  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over in fair or poor health: 14.1%

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019

  • Percent of children under age 18 in fair or poor health: 1.7%

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2019

Smoking
  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 16.8% (2016-2018)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 14.5% (2016-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 19 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Obesity
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 41.7% (2016-2018)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with obesity: 39.7% (2016-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 26 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 52.7% (2015-2018)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 45.4% (2015-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 22 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage
  • Percent of adults aged 18–64 without health insurance coverage: 10.2%

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019

  • Percent of children under age 18 without health insurance coverage: 4.4%

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2019

Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 2,189,567
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1,089.8

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality data (2019) via CDC WONDER

Leading causes of death
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic lower respiratory disease

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality data (2019) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: May 7, 2021