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Describing the Increase in Preterm Births in the United States, 2014-2016

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db312.pdf

This report describes trends in total, early (less than 34 weeks), and late (34-36 weeks) preterm births by plurality, race and Hispanic origin of the mother, and state of residence during the time period.  Since 2014 the rate of preterm births has risen after declining from 2007 to 2014. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Suicide Rates in the United States Continue to Increase

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db309.pdf

Updates trends in U.S. suicide mortality from 2000 through 2016 and describes differences by sex, age group, and means of suicide.  For 2000-2016, the suicide rate increased 30%, from 10.4 to 13.5 per 100,000 population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

 

Suicide Rising Across the U.S.

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

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/suicide/

Discusses the rising suicide rate in the U.S. from 1999 through 2016 and the causes behind it.  Provides graphic on state rates, what is being done to prevent suicide, and the 12 suicide warning signs.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer: Part II: Recent Changes in Prostate Cancer Trends and Disease Characteristics

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cncr.31549

Looks at recent trends in prostate cancer incidence rates and the relationship to PSA test usage.  From the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent and private partners.

 

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer: Part I: National Cancer Statistics

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cncr.31551

Provides annual update on cancer occurrence and trends in the U.S.  Overall cancer incident rates from 2008 to 2014 decreased by 2.2% per year for men but were stable among women.  Includes links to more detailed statistics.  From the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent and private partners.

 

Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2017

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

https://ucr.fbi.gov/leoka/2017

93 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents during 2017, 46 from “felonious acts” and 47 in accidents. Also includes demographic characteristics of officers killed and details about circumstances behind deaths.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Births: Provisional Data for 2017

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/report004.pdf

The number of births in the U.S. during 2017 was 3.8 million, down 2% from 2016, and the lowest total in 30 years.  Births are shown by age, race and Hispanic origin of mother.  Also includes data on prenatal care, cesarean delivery, preterm births, and low birthweight.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Top Ten Baby Names of 2017

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics

https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/

Liam is the top male name beating out Noah and Emma is the leading female name for the 4th consecutive year.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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