Health United States 2020-2021


The National Center for Health Statistics’ (NCHS) Division of Analysis and Epidemiology planned and coordinated the content of this volume under the direction of Irma E. Arispe and Renee M. Gindi.

Production of Health, United States, 2020–2021 was coordinated by Sheila J. Franco, Renee M. Gindi, Zakia C. Nelson, and Ashley M. Woodall. Preparation of the suite of products, including Topic Pages, Trend Tables, Sources and Definitions, and the Annual Perspective report, was completed by Shilpa Bengeri, La-Tonya D. Curl, Barnali Das, Sheila J. Franco, Nancy Han, Elizabeth R. Heitz, Ji-Eun Kim, Florence C. Lee, Xianfen Li, Michelle Liu, Zakia C. Nelson, and Ashley M. Woodall.

Publication assistance was provided by CDC/DDPHSS/NCHS/OD/Office of Information Services, Information Design and Publishing Staff (IDPS). Project management and editing were provided by Nora Castro, and peer review by Christine Jones, Tatiana Nwankwo, Jane Sudol, and Danielle Taylor. Layout and table design were provided by Kyung M. Park, and figures were designed by Jiale Feng and Kyung M. Park. Cover design and design of the infographics were provided by Melanie Collins. Overview for IDPS publications and electronic products were provided by Christine Jones and Tommy C. Seibert, Jr. Electronic access through the NCHS website was provided by Shilpa Bengeri, Janice Cui, La-Tonya D. Curl, Florence C. Lee, Anthony Lipphardt, Kenneth McFarlane II, Jennifer A. Moore, and Ashley M. Woodall. Printing was managed by Nathanael Brown (CDC/OD/OADC).

Data and technical assistance were provided by staff of the following NCHS organizations: Division of Analysis and Epidemiology: Matthew Garnett, Kevin C. Heslin, Cheryl V. Rose, Merianne R. Spencer, and Julie A. Weeks; Division of Health Care Statistics: Christopher Cairns, Loredana Santo, and Alexander Strashny; Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys: Lara J. Akinbami, Nicholas Ansai, Cynthia Ogden, and Edwina Wambogo; Division of Health Interview Statistics: Brian Adams, Lindsay I. Black, Robin A. Cohen, Dzifa Adjaya Gbewonya, Jacqueline B. Lucas, Tina Norris, Jeannine S. Schiller, Emily P. Terlizzi, Anjel Vahratian, and Maria A. Villarroel; Division of Vital Statistics: Robert N. Anderson, Elizabeth Arias, Sally C. Curtin, Anne K. Driscoll, Brady E. Hamilton, Joyce A. Martin, and Betzaida Tejada-Vera; and Office of the Center Director: Juan Albertorio and Amy M. Branum.

Additional data and technical assistance were provided by the following organizations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Brian S. Armour; National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention: Melissa A. Habel, Anna Satcher Johnson, Jennifer A. Ludovic, Elizabeth A. Torrone, and Hillard Weinstock; National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases: Laurie D. Elam-Evans, Holly A. Hill, Cassandra Pingali, and David Yankey; and DDPHSS/CSELS, Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance: Delicia Carey, Ruth Ann Jajosky, and Tara Strine; by the following organizations within the Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Martin Burian, Aaron C. Catlin, Nathan A. Espinosa, Mary Carol Grzeskiewicz, Meagan T. Khau, Emily King, Barbara S. Klees, Anne Martin, Karen Matsuoka, Sarah L. Spector, Marc Steinberg, and Lekha S. Whittle; Health Resources & Services Administration, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis: Hayden Kepley, Petros Tesfazion, Jason Roffenbender, and Michelle Washko; National Institutes of Health: Kathy Cronin, Marsha Lopez, and Angela Mariotto; and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Jennifer Hoenig and Krishna M. Palipudi; and by the following governmental and nongovernmental organizations: American Dental Association: Bradley Munson; American Hospital Association: Diana Culbertson; Bureau of Economic Analysis: Robert Kornfeld and David Wasshausen; Bureau of Labor Statistics: Andrea Wagoner and Audrey Watson; and University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research: Adam J. Burke, Lloyd D. Johnston, and Richard A. Miech.

We acknowledge the contributions from local, state, and territorial health departments and other sources in the collection and reporting of health indicators.