One percent of the population carries methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
, one of 18 microbes listed by the CDC as being resistant to
According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, a public-health
surveillance system, 49% of the 5.1 million drug-related emergency room visits made in 2011 were
attributed to pharmaceutical misuse or abuse and illicit
Medical devices represent a relatively small share of national health
Spasticity may occur to some degree in most people
secondary to a disorder or trauma, such as spinal cord injury, traumatic
brain injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.
In 2010, 70 million people with digestive disorders made 104.7
million visits to healthcare providers in ambulatory care settings.
Annually, according to CDC data, 13% to 20% of children aged 12 to 17
years develop a mental disorder.
The FDA, drug manufacturers, and the supply chain work together to
achieve availability of drugs when they are needed.
CDC data indicate that, compared with 2010, fewer women in 2011
utilized prescription drugs.
The National Health Interview Survey noted that 2% of individuals
aged 18 years and older were diagnosed with kidney disease in 2011.
Among noninstitutionalized adults, 18.9 million (8.2%, or 1 in 12)
experienced asthma in 2009, as did 7.1 million (9.5%, or 1 in 11)
The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Cancer
Statistics Review estimated that 15% of patients would die from skin cancer in 2012.
Surveillance System data provide insights into overweight,
obesity, and anemia as health indicators in children.
Ten percent of hospitalized patients in the U.S. develop a hospital-associated infection.
The number of emergency
department visits linked to nonmedical use of prescription pain
relievers nearly doubled between 2004 and 2009.
According to a CDC
report, high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key
risk factors for heart disease, and 49% of adults have at least one of
these three risk factors.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), a range of complex
neurodevelopmental disabilities, are characterized by social impairment
and communication difficulties that are apparent in young children.
Digestive disorders affected 60 to 70 million Americans in 2009,
resulting in 13.5 million hospitalizations and almost 105 million
In 2009, U.S. adults experienced an
average of 3.5 mentally unhealthy days during the previous 30 days.
The surgeon general’s report states that, by 2020, half of all
Americans aged ≥50 years will have weak bones unless they change their
diet and lifestyle.
The mean number of births per mother drops significantly with increasing age.
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