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Women's Health

Data are for the U.S.

Health status

  • Percent of women 18 years and over in fair or poor health: 13.3%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table A-11 [PDF - 151 KB]

Alcohol use

  • Percent of women 18 years and over who had four or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year: 17.4%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 9.2 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Physical activity

  • Percent of women 18 years and over who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity: 45.8%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 7.2 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Obesity

  • Percent of women 20 years and over who are obese: 38.5% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 58 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Hypertension

  • Percent of women 20 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 33.4% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 54 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of females under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 9.2%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 1.2 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths (all ages): 1,298,177
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 892.9

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, table 1 [PDF - 4.4 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic lower respiratory disease

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2014, table 1 [PDF - 3.5 MB]

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