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Health, United States, 2016

Report Description

Health, United States presents national trends in health statistics on such topics [PDF – 14 MB] as birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance, and other health topics.

The report includes a chartbook and trend tables [PDF – 14 MB] that may be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat. Trend tables are also available as downloadable spreadsheet files for data manipulation or graphical analysis. Data trends may be more comprehensive in spreadsheet files than in pdf files.

The Preface describes changes and additions to the current report. Major findings are presented in the Highlights. Appendixes [PDF – 14 MB] include Data Sources and Definitions and Methods. The index [PDF – 14 MB] is a topical index with cross references to such topics as child and adolescent health, older population, specific racial and ethnic groups, State data, and men’s and women’s health.

Current and previous editions are available through this Web site, starting with Health, United States, 1975.

Permission has been obtained from copyright holders to reproduce certain quoted material in these reports. Further reproduction of these materials is prohibited without specific permission of the copyright holder. All other material is in the public domain. Citation as to source is appreciated.

Suggested citation:

  • National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2016: With Chartbook on Long-term Trends in Health. Hyattsville, Maryland. 2017.