Spotlight Statistics, April 2020

Filed Under: April 2020 Issue


  •   4.8 percent of people in the US fail to obtain needed medical care due to cost.
  •   87.6 percent of people in the US have a usual place they prefer to go for medical care.
  •   There were 30.1 million people under age 65 who were uninsured in the US in 2018.
  •   The percentage of children aged 0-17 years who received a well-child checkup increased from 75.8 percent in 2008 to 86.5 percent in 2018.
  •   In 2018, among adults aged 25 years or older, women (69.4 percent) were more likely than men (61.2 percent) to have seen a dentist in the past year.



  •   The global wellness economy was a $4.5 trillion market in 2018.
  •   The industry grew by 6.4 percent annually from 2015–2017, from a $3.7 trillion to a $4.2 trillion market, nearly twice as fast as global economic.
  •   Wellness expenditures ($4.2 trillion) are more than half as large as total global health expenditures ($7.3 trillion, based on WHO data).
  •   The wellness industry represents 5.3 percent of global economic output.
  •   Among the 10 wellness markets analyzed, revenue growth leaders from 2015–2017 (per annum) were the spa industry (9.8 percent), wellness tourism (6.5 percent) and wellness real estate (6.4 percent).



  •   According to the Small Arms Survey, there are more than 393 million guns in the U.S. That’s more than one-third of all civilian-owned guns in the world, making America the No. 1 country in terms of gun ownership.
  •   Handguns are the most common choice of firearm among gun owners, especially those who only own one weapon.
  •   Thirty-nine percent of men say they own a firearm, while 22 percent of women do, according to Pew Research. 
  •   Thirty-three percent of Americans aged 50 and older own at least one gun.
  •   Politically, Republicans are twice as likely as Democrats to own a gun.



  •   The population of the United States is currently slightly above 312 million people. 
  •   The U.S. Census Bureau predicts further population growth in the next decades and expects the total population to reach 439 million in 2050.
  •   Twenty percent of the US population is 65 or older, 13 percent is younger than 15 and the 67 percent is aged between 15 and 64. 
  •   The life expectancy in the US has been rising continuously for decades. It is almost 79 years for Americans born in 2009.



  •   With almost 2.5 billion monthly active users as of the fourth quarter of 2019, Facebook is the biggest social network worldwide.
  •   In the third quarter of 2012, the number of active Facebook users surpassed one billion, making it the first social network ever to do so. Active users are those which have logged in to Facebook during the last 30 days. 
  •   Launched by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg and some of his contemporaries, the service was initially only available to Harvard students but soon expanded to regional universities, the Ivy League and further colleges before opening up to high school students and global users aged 13 or over. 
  •   Facebook is also accessible to mobile web users and has published a series of apps based on original Facebook features such as Facebook Messenger, which had 1.3 billion monthly active users as of the most recently reported period. 
  •   As of October 2018, India, the United States and Indonesia rank first in terms of Facebook user base size.



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