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Health of White non-Hispanic Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births

  • Number of births: 2,130,279
  • Births per 1,000 women 15-44 years: 59.3

Source: Births: Final Data for 2015, table 5 [PDF – 1.9 MB]

Smoking

  • Percent of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 19.2% (2013-2015)
  • Percent of women 18 years 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 20 years and over with obesity: 34.3% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women 20 years and over with obesity: 36.2% (2011-2014)

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

Hypertension

  • Percent of men 20 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 34.6% (2011-2014)
  • Percent of women 20 years 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 65 years without health insurance coverage: 7.5%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for the U.S. Population: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table P-11c [PDF – 606 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 2,066,949
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1,028.1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, table 2 [PDF – 4.4 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic lower respiratory disease

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2014, table 2 [PDF – 3.5 MB]

Infant deaths

  • Infant deaths per 1,000 live births: 4.89 (2014)

Source: Trends in Infant Mortality in the United States, 2005–2014

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