TrendWatch

September 15, 2017

Prevalence of Obesity in Women

Obesity in women aged ≥20 years rose by 33.4% between 2001 and 2014, and from 2013 to 2014 it reached a high of 38.3%, exceeding the rate in men (34.3%).
August 18, 2017

Prostate Cancer Trends

Prostate cancer is the number-one cancer risk for men.
July 19, 2017

Epidemiology of Chronic Lung Diseases

According to the American Lung Association, more than 35 million Americans have a preventable chronic lung disease.
June 16, 2017

MTM-Eligible Chronic Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries—totaling 55.3 million people, including 46.3 million elderly and 9 million disabled—are the most vulnerable patient population.
May 19, 2017

Prevalence of Selected Health Conditions in Children

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the health status of children aged 5 to 11 years is excellent to very good overall, but 3.2% of children miss 11 or more days of school in a year because of illness or injury.
April 21, 2017

Comparative Characteristics of Hepatitis A, B, and C

In 2014, hepatitis C caused more deaths than type A or type B and had the highest mortality rate.
March 17, 2017

Use and Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, prescription pain relievers—including opioids—were used by 36.4% (97.5 million) persons aged 12 years and older.
January 19, 2017

Health Consequences in Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Nearly all caregivers of relatives with Alzheimer's disease experience some sort of impact on their health.
December 16, 2016

Ambulatory Care Services for Digestive Diseases

Patients with symptoms of digestive diseases who visited ambulatory care settings were diagnosed and treated most often for gastroesophageal reflux.
November 17, 2016

Specialized Treatments at Mental-Health Facilities

According to the 2012 National Mental Health Services Survey, 13,632 mental-health treatment facilities offered services in more than one type of setting (e.g., inpatient, residential, outpatient).