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This Web site has been produced as an online version of the data book, Women’s Health USA 2011, published by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration in October 2011.

Women’s Health USA is an easy-to-use collection of current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women, their families, and their communities.

Data in Women's Health USA

  • Reflects the everchanging, increasingly diverse population and its characteristics
  • Highlights emerging issues and trends in women’s health
  • Profiles women’s health from a variety of data sources
  • Serves as a concise reference for policymakers and program managers

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27.2 million or 22.8% of all women lived in rural areas

Women reported 3.9 mentally unhealthy days per month compared to men at 2.9.

86.7% of women aged
65 and older reported
a past-year preventive
health visit
but only 66.7%
of women
aged 18-44