Significant Health Statistics: Select Reports from Federal Agencies


Christopher Barrett

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: SOC027000

This book provides significant health statistics through reports from federal agencies. The statistics discussed include updates on previously reported estimates for strategies used by U.S. adults aged 18 and over to reduce their prescription drug costs; regional variation in use of complementary health approached by U.S. adults; health care access and utilization among adults, by race and Hispanic origin; characteristics of hospital stays for super-utilizers by payer; trends in hospital readmissions; hospitalizations for patients aged 85 and over; prevalence of obesity among adults, children and adolescents; sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing of teenagers; serious psychological distress among adults; racial and ethnic disparities in men’s use of mental health treatments; and the leading cause of death contributing to decrease in life expectancy gap between black and white populations.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Strategies Used by Adults to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs: United States, 2013
(Robin A. Cohen, Maria A. Villarroel)

Chapter 2
Regional Variation in Use of Complementary Health Approaches by U.S. Adults
(Jennifer A. Peregoy, Tainya C. Clarke, Lindsey I. Jones, Barbara J. Stussman, and Richard L. Nahin)

Chapter 3
Health Care Access and Utilization Among Adults Aged 18–64, by Race and Hispanic Origin: United States, 2013 and 2014
(Michael E. Martinez, Brian W. Ward, and Patricia F. Adams)

Chapter 4
Characteristics of Hospital Stays for Super-Utilizers by Payer, 2012
(H. Joanna Jiang, Audrey J. Weiss, Marguerite L. Barrett, and Minya Sheng)

Chapter 5
Trends in Hospital Readmissions for Four High-Volume Conditions, 2009–2013
(Kathryn Fingar, and Raynard Washington)

Chapter 6
Hospitalizations for Patients Aged 85 and Over in the United States, 2000–2010
(Shaleah Levant, Karishma Chari, and Carol J. DeFrances)

Chapter 7
Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults and Youth: United States, 2011–2014
(Cynthia L. Ogden, Margaret D. Carroll, Cheryl D. Fryar, and Katherine M. Flegal)

Chapter 8
Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents in the United States and Canada
(Margaret D. Carroll, Tanya Navaneelan, Shirley Bryan, and Cynthia L. Ogden)

Chapter 9
Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing of Teenagers Aged 15–19 in the United States
(Gladys M. Martinez, and Joyce C. Abma)

Chapter 10
Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009–2013
(Judith Weissman, Laura A. Pratt, Eric A. Miller, and Jennifer D. Parker)

Chapter 11
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Men’s Use of Mental Health Treatments
(Stephen J. Blumberg, Tainya C. Clarke, and Debra L. Blackwell)

Chapter 12
Leading Causes of Death Contributing to Decrease in Life Expectancy Gap Between Black and White Populations: United States, 1999–2013
(Kenneth D. Kochanek, Elizabeth Arias, and Robert N. Anderson)


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