Women's Health USA 2010

HRSA’s Women’s Health USA 2010 and Child Health USA 2010 data books highlight emerging issues and trends in women’s and child health, and reflect the ever-changing, increasingly diverse population and its characteristics.  The books include current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women, their families and their communities, and report on the health status and service needs of America’s children. 

Women’s Health USA 2010 illustrates the growing diversity of the U.S. population reflected in the racial and ethnic distribution of women across age groups, and underscores the importance of examining and addressing disparities in health status and the use of health care services.  It includes a number of new topics covering data and information on vision and hearing loss, home health and hospice care, sleep disorders, and women veterans. There is also a new section on women and aging, with data on population characteristics and labor force participation among older women, as well as age-specific information on activity limitations, osteoporosis, and injury and abuse.

Child Health USA 2010 reports on the physical, mental, and emotional health of the Nation’s children.  It addresses population characteristics and factors that influence the well-being of children, including poverty, education, child care, and health service utilization and financing.  State and city data are also available for selected indicators. 

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2017

Did You Know?

  • In 2008, 19.0 percent of children lived in families with incomes below 100 percent of the poverty threshold.
  • In 2008, poverty rates were highest among women who were heads of their households with no spouse present (25.7 percent).
  • In recent years, the percentage of veterans who are female has increased by more than 25 percent.