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The Effect of Changes in Selected Age-Specific Causes of Death on non-Hispanic White Life Expectancy Between 2000 and 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db250.pdf

Life expectancy for whites is not increasing as fast as that for African Americans and Hispanics.  Between 2000 and 2014 life expectancy increased by 3.6, 2.6, and 1.4 years respectively for African Americans, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic whites. The lower number for whites was attributed to drug overdoses, suicide, and chronic liver disease—so-called deaths of despair.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Annex of Statistical Information: Country Reports on Terrorism 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Statistics,Terrorism

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/257738.pdf

Statistics on the number of individuals, including U.S. citizens and dual nationals, killed, injured, or kidnapped by each terrorist group during the year.  Serves as a statistical appendix to the annual report on terrorism.  From the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism under contract with the State Department

 

Births: Preliminary Data for 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_03.pdf

Provides preliminary 2015 birth data by age, race, and Hispanic origin of mother.  Also includes data on marital status, cesarean delivery, preterm births, and low birthweight.  Information presented at national and state levels.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0504-hepc-mortality.html

Agency press release on mortality from Hepatitis C reaching an all-time high.  See further statistical information under: Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis—United States, 2014.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) L’Enfant Plaza Station Electrical Arcing and Smoke Accident

Categories: Births/Deaths,Consumer Info/Protection,District of Columbia,Public Works,Transportation

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/Abstract_DCA15FR004.pdf

Synopsis from the final report of a widely publicized DC subway incident which resulted in the death of one person and exposure of maintenance problems plaguing the transit system.  Includes findings, probable cause, and safety recommendations.  From the National Transportation Safety Board

 

Reduced Disparities in Birth Rates Among Teens Aged 15-19 Years, United States, 2006-2007 and 2013-2014

Categories: African Americans,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/pdfs/mm6516a1.pdf

Reports that births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006 and that teen age births in general have dropped by more than 40%.  Includes birth rates to teen age mothers by race/ethnicity and state and shows percentage change from 2006.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Declines in Triplet and Higher-order Multiple Births in the United States, 1988-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db243.pdf

Explores the recent (since 1998) downturn in triplet and higher-order births by maternal demographic factors.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Suicide Rates for Females and Males by Race and Ethnicity: United States, 1999 and 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/suicide/rates_1999_2014.pdf

Finds that the suicide rate in the U.S. was 24% higher in 2014 than in 1999.  Provides information on the frequency and rate of suicide by sex, Hispanic origin, and race.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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