The National Center for Health Statistics has released several new reports covering a variety of health-related topics:
- Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January–June 2014 – In the first six months of 2014, the uninsured rate dropped from 26.5 percent in 2013 to 20.4 percent, with a larger drop among young adults aged 19-25.
- Current Contraceptive Status Among Women Aged 15–44: United States, 2011–2013 – During the survey period, 61.7 percent of women were currently using contraception, with the pill, female sterilization, condoms, and long-acting reversible contraceptives being the most common methods.
- Nut Consumption Among U.S. Adults, 2009–2010 – Nearly 40 percent of adults consume nuts in a given day. Nuts are significantly more popular among non-Hispanic white adults than among Hispanic or black adults.