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. Studying trends in health status can help to identify new issues as they emerge.
In this section, health status indicators related to health behaviors, morbidity, and mortality are presented. New topics include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and reproductive and gynecologic disorders. For the first time in the databook, analyses of fast food and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, prediabetes, leading causes of death by age, and intimate partner violence by sexual orientation are presented. In addition, special pages are devoted to summarizing the characteristics and health of immigrant women, women served by community health centers, and lesbian and bisexual women. The data throughout this section are displayed by various characteristics including sex, age, race and ethnicity, education, and income.
Topics in this section include: