Health Statistics

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Background information and health statistics on populations categorized by age, gender, ethnicity, health status, and activity level.



National Center for Health Statistics

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Provides links to statistics, data, and reports by topic on various factors that affect America's health.


Read a Statistical Profile of Older Adults

DHHS. Administration on Aging.


FastStats: Health of American Indian or Alaska Native Population

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Health Statistics.

Brief summary of statistics on health of American Indian or Alaska Native Populations.


Get Key Indicators of Well-being For Older Americans

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics.


Learn About Minority Aging

DHHS. Administration on Aging.


Obesity Trends

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Links for various topics of obesity among US adults. Includes statistics on obesity trends, weight control practices by BMI, and prevalence of obesity among age groups and regions.


brightly colored numbers Overweight and Obesity Statistics

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-Control Information Network.

Includes data on prevalence, healthcare costs and related health risks.


Prevalence and Trends Data: Overweight and Obesity: Weight Classification by Body Mass Index

CDC. NCCDPHP. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Includes nationwide data, state by state, for weight classification by body mass index (BMI).


FastStats: Exercise/Physical Activity

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Health Statistics.

Brief summary of statistics on physical activity.