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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trends in Fetal and Perinatal Mortality in the United States, 2006-2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Examines trends in stillbirths by race and Hispanic origin and by state.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


United States Life Tables, 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

The average life expectancy at birth in 2010 was 78.7 years and the life expectation increased for all groups: by gender and race.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


CDC National Health Report: Leading Causes of Morbidity and Mortality and Associated Behavioral Risk and Protective Factors, United States, 2005-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reviews population health in the U.S. and provides an assessment of recent progress in meeting high-priority health objectives.  Includes health status indicators.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Trends in Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery in the United States, 1990-2013

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

The overall cesarean delivery rate increased 60% in the U.S. from 1996 through 2009.  This report examines trends in cesarean deliveries by state of residence, gestational age, age of mother, and race/Hispanic origin of mother.  Low risk deliveries are those after 37 or more weeks and single, head-first births to first-time mothers.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2012, Statistical Tables

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

Provides the number of deaths in jails and state prisons, the cause of those deaths, characteristics of the deceased, and trends since 2000.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Mortality in the United States, 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents final 2012 data on death and death rates by demographic and medical characteristics.  Provides information on mortality patterns among U.S. residents by such variables as age, sex, race/ethnicity, and cause of death.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


International Comparisons of Infant Mortality and Related Factors: United States and Europe: 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,European Union,Health/Medical,Statistics

Investigates the reasons for the U.S.’s high infant mortality rate when compared with European countries.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2014

Categories: Africa,Births/Deaths,Children,India,Statistics,United Nations

Reports progress in reducing the level of child deaths with a decline from 12.7 million of under-five deaths worldwide in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013.  Also reports on the leading causes of under five death and the worse countries (India and Nigeria).  From UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank


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