CDC Releases 34th Annual Report on the Nations
Health; Feature Section on Dying
Data from state and federal health agencies as well
as an in-depth feature section on death and dying
Seven leading causes of death,
persons age 65+ in 2007.
Feb. 16, 2011 -
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released the 34th
annual report on health in the U.S. "Health, United States, 2010" was
prepared by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics includes a
compilation of health data from state and federal health agencies as
well as an in-depth feature section on death and dying.
abridged edition, "Health, United States, 2010: In Brief," is provided
as a companion to the full report which are both available in print and
online link below news report.
of deaths occurred at home in 2007 more than in previous years. This
shift in place of death occurred both for people who were under age 65
when they died as well as those who were 65 and over. In 2007, most
deaths still occurred in facilities such as hospitals (36 percent) and
nursing homes (22 percent).
percentage of adults 45 years and older who use statin,
cholesterol-lowering drugs increased from 2 percent in 1988-1994 to 25
percent in 2005-2008. Half of men aged 65-74 had taken a statin drug in
2005-2008 compared with over one-third of women in the same age group.
1997 and 2009, among adults 1864 years of age, the percentage who
reported not receiving, or delaying, needed medical care in the past 12
months due to cost increased from 11 percent to 15 percent; the
percentage not receiving needed prescription drugs due to cost rose from
6 percent to 11 percent; and the percentage not receiving needed dental
care due to cost grew from 11 percent to 17 percent.
edition contains links to many tables pertaining to health, dying and
longevity in the U.S.