Although most American women consider their health good, wide-ranging data paint a more complex picture.
In the Mirror
How U.S. women view their own health
Excellent or very good: 60%
Fair or poor: 13%
A Heavy Toll
Cardiovascular disease kills one woman in the United States every minute.
Smoking Rates among U.S. Women
Asian — 5.5%
Hispanic — 7.4%
Non-Hispanic Black — 13.4%
Non-Hispanic White — 18.3%
American Indian/Alaska Native — 21.6%
A Rising Tide
The proportion of U.S. women who drank four or more alcoholic beverages on a single day at least once in the past 12 months rose from 17.4% in 2015 to 18.9% in 2016.
The Gender Divide
Women make up 80% of the 10 million Americans who have osteoporosis.
Sources: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, American Heart Association, National Center for Health Statistics, National Osteoporosis Foundation