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

    • Heart disease risk by age in the U.S. 2000-2016

    • Hypertension and high blood pressure 1988-2016

    • Number of U.S. Americans with diabetes 1980-2015

    • Number of HIV diagnoses in the U.S. 2012-2017 by gender

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

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

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

    • Percentage of U.S. cigarette smokers 2000-2016

    • Prevalence of smoking among adults in the U.S. 2016, by age and gender

    • U.S. smoking prevalence among adults by ethnicity 2018

    • Cigarette use among U.S. college students as of fall 2018

    • U.S. states with highest adult smoking rates 2017

  • 3. Alcohol
    • Per capita alcohol consumption of all beverages in the U.S. 1850-2017

    • Alcohol use in persons aged 12 or older in the U.S. by age 2017

    • Binge alcohol use in persons aged 18-25 years in the U.S. by gender 2002-2017

    • Alcohol use among U.S. persons aged 12 or older by ethnicity 2017

    • Alcohol use among U.S. college students as of fall 2018

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

    • Number of drinks U.S. youths drank on drinking days in the past month 1991-2015

    • Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2015

    • Number of liver cirrhosis deaths in the U.S. from 2000-2015, by cirrhosis type

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

    • U.S. sedentary lifestyle among adults by ethnicity 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 2015-2016

    • Adult overweight and obesity rates in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

    • Overweight and obesity in the U.S. by leading states 2017

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

    • Obese high school students in the U.S. in 2016-2017, by gender and ethnicity

  • 5. Drug use
    • Number of Americans who used illicit drugs in past year 2017, by drug type

    • Number of U.S. Americans who used illicit drugs in their lifetime 2017, by drug type

    • Number of Americans who used heroin in their lifetime 2009-2017

    • Number of Americans who used cocaine in their lifetime 2009-2017

    • Number of Americans who used methamphetamine in their lifetime 2009-2017

    • U.S. drug overdose deaths number from 1999 to 2017, by gender

    • Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths 2015-2017, by age

    • Drug overdose death rate U.S. 2017, 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 2018

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

    • Percentage of young US people by age who received an STD treatment 2013-2015

    • 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

    • Share of U.S. teenagers who had an HPV vaccination 2017, by gender

    • New cases of syphilis in the U.S. 1950-2016

    • Number of reported Gonorrhea cases in the United States 1950-2017

  • 7. Stress
    • Statements about stress as a part of life that applied to U.S. adults 2017, by age

    • Share of adults affected by high stress U.S. 2012-2017

    • Sources of stress on personal activities and/or relationships U.S. 2017

    • Exercise among U.S. adults who experienced a lot of stress 2016-2017, by age

    • 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

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