martes, 30 de diciembre de 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter Update

Health Matters for Women - Celebrating 20 years of promoting women's health - CDC Office of Women's Health

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CDC Women’s Health Year in Review: 2014
CDC’s contributions to women’s health focused on better understanding, improving, and promoting the health, safety, and quality of life of women of all ages. Learn about some of the contributions CDC made to women's health in 2014.
Current Contraceptive Status Among Women Aged 15–44: United States, 2011–2013
In 2011–2013, 61.7% of the 60.9 million women aged 15–44 in the United States were currently using contraception. The most common contraceptive methods currently being used were the pill (16.0%), female sterilization (15.5%), male condoms (9.4%), and long-acting reversible contraceptives (7.2%).
Births Resulting From Assisted Reproductive Technology: Comparing Birth Certificate and National ART Surveillance System (NASS) Data, 2011
Overall, the percentage of births resulting from ART procedures was 2.06 times higher for NASS data (1.44%) compared with birth certificate data (0.70%).
2011-2013 NSFG: Public Use Data Files Now Available
Codebooks and documentation, questionnaires, program statements, and more are now available.
Sexual Orientation in the 2013 National Health Interview Survey: A Quality Assessment
Based on the 2013 NHIS data, 96.6% of adults identified as straight, 1.6% identified as gay/lesbian, and 0.7% identified as bisexual.
HIV Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Heterosexuals at Increased Risk for HIV Infection - National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, 21 U.S. Cities, 2010
The percentages of women who had vaginal sex without a condom were similar among women in all categories of education and income. Anal sex without a condom was more common among those with lower levels of income.
Update HIV Fact Sheets
Find updated information about HIV among African Americans, Latinos, and gay and bisexual men, in English and Spanish.
Recommendations for HIV Prevention with Adults and Adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014
This document provides: a summary of recent scientific evidence and more that support the recommendations; and updates and expanded recommendations on reproductive health care for women and men, and pregnancy-related services to reduce the risk of sexual or perinatal transmission during recognized pregnancy.
Bleeding Disorders in Women
Heavy bleeding affects more than 10 million American women each year. This means that about one out of every five women has heavy menstrual bleeding. Learn the signs and symptoms and talk to your health provider.
CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers Campaign Provided Outstanding Return on Investment
The 2012 Tips From Former Smokers campaign spent only $480 per smoker who quit and $393 per year of life saved, according to an analysis by CDC. The results were published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
CDC Updates Sexual Violence Uniform Definitions and Recommended Data Elements for Improved Data Collection, Version 2.0
The latest information available for standardizing sexual violence surveillance definitions and data elements is provided. Better quality and timely data collection for incidence and prevalence estimates can be useful for a wide audience.
Discussions Between Health Care Providers and Their Patients Who Smoke Cigarettes
Younger female smokers (aged 18–24 and 25–44) were less likely than older female smokers (aged 45–64 and 65 and over) to have had a doctor or other health professional talk to them about their smoking in the past 12 months.
Malaria Surveillance - United States, 2012
In 2012, a total of 1,687 malaria cases were reported in the United States. A total of 32 cases of malaria were reported among pregnant women in 2012, representing 6% of cases among all women (n = 523).
Births in the United States, 2013
There were 3.93 million births in the United States in 2013, down less than 1% from 2012 and 9% from the 2007 high. Birth rates dropped to record lows in 2013 among women under age 30 and rose for most age groups 30 and over.
Depression in the U.S. Household Population, 2009–2012
Depression was more prevalent among females and persons aged 40–59. Females had higher rates of depression than males in every age group. The highest rate of depression, 12.3%, was found in women aged 40–59.
Is Your Adult Vaccination Record Up-To-Date?
An up-to-date vaccination record helps you know if you’re protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. Use these tips and tools to keep track of your immunizations and find records of the vaccines you have received.
Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults - United States, 2005–2013
Current cigarette smoking among U.S. adults declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 17.8% (42.1 million) in 2013. In 2013, current cigarette smoking prevalence was higher among males (20.5%) than females (15.3%).
Antiretroviral Therapy Enrollment Characteristics and Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Adolescents and Young Adults Compared with Older Adults - Seven African Countries, 2004–2013
Adolescent and young adult ART enrollees were almost exclusively female, commonly pregnant, unmarried, and unemployed. In African countries with generalized epidemics, being young, female, and unemployed increases the risk for voluntary or coerced sexual contact with older, HIV-infected men.
Abortion Surveillance - United States, 2011
For 2011, a total of 730,322 abortions were reported to CDC. These 46 areas had an abortion rate of 13.9 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years and an abortion ratio of 219 abortions per 1,000 live births.

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