Health risk factors in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about health risk factors in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about common health risks in the United States. It contains chapters and figures concerning tobacco, alcohol and drug use, weight, safe sex, and stress.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • U.S. costs due to abuse of tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription opioids 2017

    • Leading beliefs about cancer risk factors among U.S. adults as of 2019

    • Relative risk for colorectal cancer risk factors in the U.S. as of 2020

    • Heart disease risk by age in the U.S. 1999-2017

    • Number of states that improved healthy living in 2019

  • 2. Smoking
    • U.S. spending on tobacco control and health costs versus tobacco revenues 2020

    • Increased health risks through smoking in the U.S. 2014

    • Share of cancer deaths due to smoking among U.S. adults 2014, by type

    • Prevalence of COPD among U.S. adults as of 2017, by smoking status

    • Vision impairment among U.S. adults aged 45 years and older who smoked 2015-2017

    • Number of adult smokers in the United States 1965-2016

    • Percentage of U.S. cigarette smokers 2000-2017

    • Share of elderly U.S. adults who smoked 2013-2019

    • U.S. states with highest adult smoking rates 2018

  • 3. Alcohol
    • Per capita alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. 1850-2018

    • Alcohol use in persons aged 12 or older in the U.S. by age 2018

    • Binge alcohol use in persons aged 18-25 years in the U.S. by gender 2002-2018

    • Alcohol use among U.S. persons aged 12 or older by ethnicity 2018

    • Heavy alcohol use among U.S. college students as of fall 2019

    • U.S. binge drinking among adults by state 2018

    • Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2017

    • Number of liver cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2017, by cirrhosis type

    • Average rate of cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2017, by cirrhosis type

  • 4. Weight
    • Percentage of physically inactive U.S. adults by state 2018

    • Obesity prevalence among U.S. adults aged 20 and over 1997-2018

    • Obesity prevalence among adults in the U.S. by gender and age 2017-2018

    • Overweight and obesity in the U.S. by leading states 2018

    • Percentage of U.S. children and adolescents who were obese 1988-2016

    • Share of doctor-diagnosed arthritis in U.S. adults in 2017, by weight

    • Share of U.S. adults with arthritis and severe joint pain 2017, by weight

    • Percentage of population with diabetes in the U.S. 1988-2016

    • Number of U.S. adults with diabetes by age group 2018

    • Deaths by diabetes mellitus in the U.S. 1950-2017

  • 5. Drug use
    • Number of Americans who used illicit drugs in past year 2018, by drug type

    • Number of U.S. Americans who used illicit drugs in their lifetime 2018, by drug type

    • Number of Americans who used heroin in their lifetime 2009-2018

    • Number of Americans who used cocaine in their lifetime 2009-2018

    • Number of Americans who used methamphetamine in their lifetime 2009-2018

    • U.S. drug overdose death rate in 2017, by drug type

    • U.S. opioid overdose death rate from 1999 to 2018

    • U.S. drug overdose deaths number from 1999 to 2018, by gender

    • Drug overdose death rate U.S. 2018, by state

  • 6. Sex
    • Counseling for select sexual health topics among U.S. women from 2004 to 2017

    • Usage of condoms in the U.S. 2011-2023

    • Methods of contraception used by U.S. women as of 2017

    • Birth control methods used by U.S. college students as of fall 2019

    • U.S. high school students who didn't use contraception 2013-2017, by gender

    • Share of U.S. teenagers who had an HPV vaccination 2018, by gender

    • Share of U.S. adults that were ever tested for HIV from 2006-2016, by gender

    • Median number of days since last HIV test in U.S. from 2006-2016, by gender

    • Number of people with HIV-1 and HIV-2 in the U.S. from 2010 to 2017

    • Syphilis rate in the United States from 1950 to 2018

    • Number of reported Gonorrhea cases in the United States 1950-2018

  • 7. Stress
    • Share of U.S. population that experienced stress, worry and anger from 2006 to 2018

    • Share of U.S. adults who felt selected factors impact suicide rate as of 2019

    • Most stressful jobs in the U.S. 2019

    • Least stressful jobs in the U.S. 2019

    • Most stressed states in the U.S. as of 2019

    • Suicide rate among working males in the U.S. in 2016, by industry

    • Suicide rate among working females in the U.S. in 2016, by industry

    • Suicide rate among working males in the U.S. in 2016, by occupation

    • Suicide rate among working females in the U.S. in 2016, by occupation

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