Women's Health USA 2012 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. The 2012 edition highlights several new topics, including adverse childhood experiences, sexual risk behaviors, sexual violence, and Internet use for health information.
Data in Women's Health USA
Updated annually. See Women's Health USA chartbooks from past years.
Health Center Data provide detailed national and State data on HRSA-supported health centers, which provided medical, dental and mental health care to 19.5 million patients last year – more than half of them female. Health centers provide a broad range of women's health services and provided perinatal care to 489,883 women in 2010.
Maternal and Child Health Data capture program, performance and financial data on the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant to States and more than 900 grants that help to ensure that the Nation's women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families have access to quality health care.
State Women's Health Profiles provide each U.S. State and jurisdiction's women's health-related priority needs, State performance and outcome measures, and additional women’s health-related data supplied by States in the 2010 Maternal and Child Health Block Grant 5-year needs assessments.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Data offer in-depth information on the HRSA program that funds primary care and support services for people living with and affected by HIV disease who lack health insurance and financial resources for their care. Women, who comprised 23% of estimated new HIV infections in 2009 and 28% of people living with HIV in 2008, accounted for 33% of the clients receiving Ryan White care and 22% of the clients receiving life-sustaining drug therapies through the Ryan White Program in 2008.
HIV Testing: 38.6 percent of adults in the U.S. had ever been tested for HIV and women were slightly more likely than men to have been tested (41.0 versus 36.1 percent, respectively), 2007 to 2009. Within younger age groups (18–44 years), women were more likely to have been tested than men, while men were more likely to have been tested at older ages (45 years and older).
Physical Activity: Women, regardless of age, were less likely than men to meet recommendations for physical activity with14.7 percent of women meeting the recommendations compared with 21.1 percent of men, 2007 to 2009.
Lesbian Health: Lesbian and bisexual women were about twice as likely as heterosexual women to report smoking and binge drinking. Among reproductive-aged women, only 38.3 percent of lesbians reported receiving a Pap smear, in 2006 to 2008.
Violence: Most female victims of violent crime know the offender – 79.4 percent of cases of rape and sexual assault, 70.2 percent of cases of simple assault and 64.5 percent of cases of aggravated assault, 2009.
source: Women's Health USA 2011