- The CDC National Health Report 2014 finds Americans are living longer than ever, but unhealthy behaviors and related risks continue to compromise their health.
- With 1 in 4 adults smoking and 1 in 3 adults obese, heart disease and cancer[PDF-3.2MB] remain the top two causes of death in the US.
- You can use the National Health Reportdashboards to view our nation’s progress for 18 different health issues and find tools to drive success.
The CDC National Health Report 2014 offers a snapshot of our nation’s health, highlighting recent successes and challenges in fighting critical health problems in the United States (U.S.). The report finds Americans are living longer, healthier lives, but suggests that more work is needed to ensure that all Americans can achieve optimum health.
The report includes recent trend data on life expectancy, common causes of death, and health behaviors. It includes a scientific paper (CDC National Health Report: Leading Causes of Morbidity and Mortality and Associated Behavior Risk and Protective Factors -- United States, 2005-2013), a Report Highlights document, and at-a-glance dashboard charts. The CDC National Health Report web site offers quick access to key resources and tools to advance public health work.