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How Does Cause of Death Contribute to the Hispanic Mortality Advantage in the United States?

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

In 2013 life expectancy at birth for Hispanic males was greater than for non-Hispanic whites or blacks. This report traces the differences to lower death rates from cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases, stroke and diabetes for Hispanic males. Similar patterns were found for Hispanic females. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Leading Causes of Death Contributing to Decrease in Life Expectancy Gap Between Black and White Populations: United States, 1999-2013

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

The difference in life expectancy between the U.S. white and black populations was 5.9 years in 1999 but decreased to 3.6 years in 2013. This report explores the differences in causes of death to determine how they contribute to the decreasing gap. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2014

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

96 law enforcement officers were killed on duty in 2014, 45 in accidents and 51 as a result of felonious acts. The report includes details about circumstances of the incidents, weapons used, officer and offender profiles, and more. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Assessment of Coverage in the Arrest-Related Deaths Program

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Offers an executive summary of a report which looked at persons who died during the process of arrest, including homicides by police and deaths attributed to suicide, intoxication, accidental injury and natural causes. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Hospitalization, Readmission, and Death Experience of Noninstutionalized Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Aged 65 and Over

Categories: Births/Deaths,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

In 2012 nearly one-fifth of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who were discharged from a hospital were readmitted within 30 days. Also tracks the number of such readmissions which result in death. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Births in the United States, 2014

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

This report presents key demographic and maternal/infant health indicators by race and Hispanic origin. Also includes trends in fertility rates, teen birth rates, and cesarean and preterm birth rates. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Racial and Gender Disparities in Suicide Among Young Adults Aged 18-24: United States, 2009-2013

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

Suicide was the second leading cause of death among young adults in the U.S. in 2013. This report examines suicide rates and methods among young adults by sex and race and Hispanic origin. From the National Center for Health Statistics


United States Life Tables 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents life tables for the country by race, Hispanic origin, and sex based on age-specific death rates in 2011. In 2011 the overall expectation of life at birth was 78.7 years, unchanged from 2010. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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