Analysis of women’s health status enables health professionals and policymakers to determine the impact of past and current health interventions and the need for new programs. Trends in health status can help to identify new issues as they emerge.
In this section, health status indicators related to morbidity, mortality, health behaviors, and maternal health are presented. New topics include bleeding disorders and hearing problems, as well as severe headaches and migraines. In addition, a new section provides State-by-State data on the leading causes of death, smoking, and obesity among women. The data throughout this section are displayed by sex, age, race and ethnicity, and income, where feasible.