Health Matters for Women
New from CDC
Each of the Regional Profiles, contains a map of the region and a bar graph showing trends in chlamydia positivity rates among women 15 to 24 years of age attending family planning clinics. Each of the State Profiles on chlamydia positivity trends contains three figures and one table.
Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decrease in the United States between 2004 and 2008.
Nine percent of adults aged 50 years and over had osteoporosis, as defined by the World Health Organization, at either the femur neck or lumbar spine. About one-half had low bone mass at either site, while 48% had normal bone mass at both sites.
An estimated 13.4% of adults aged 20 and over had high total cholesterol in 2009-2010. The percentage with high total cholesterol was higher in women (14.3%) than in men (12.2%) and in non-Hispanic white women (15.4%) than in non-Hispanic white men (11.4%).
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). Read about one woman's experience with FASDs. Information about new tools and resources you can use is also provided.
On average, women aged 15-44 have 1.3 children as of the time of the interview. By age 40, 85% of women had had a birth, and 76% of men had fathered a child. In 2006-2010, 22% of first births to women occurred within cohabiting unions, up from 12% in 2002. These measures differed by Hispanic origin and race and other demographic characteristics.
The results of this analysis determined that an estimated average of 21,290 HPV-associated cancers occurred among females each year during 2004-2008, making these cancers combined more common than ovarian cancers and nearly as common as melanoma among females.
Among home health care patients 65 years and over, women were more likely to be 85 years and over while men were more likely to be married and receive home health care as post-acute care. Among home health care patients who were 65 years and over, cancer was more prevalent among men, and essential hypertension was more common among women.
The majority of residents living in residential care facilities in 2010 were non-Hispanic white and female. More than one-half of all residents were aged 85 and over.
Tell your health care providers about any complementary and alternative practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. Do not use meditation as a replacement for conventional care or as a reason to postpone seeing a doctor about a medical problem.
The U.S. teen birth rate declined 9 percent from 2009 to 2010, reaching a historic low at 34.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15-19; the rate dropped 44 percent from 1991 through 2010.