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Singleton Low Birthweight Rates, by Race and Hispanic Origin: United States, 2006-2016

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db306.pdf

Low birthweight is among the leading causes of infant death in the U.S.  LBW rates declined from 2006-2014 but the trend reversed in 2015 and 2016 moving further away from the Healthy People 2020 Goal of reducing LBW rates.  This report shows trends in low birth rates by race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Patient Safety and Adverse Events, 2011 and 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb237-Patient-Safety-Adverse-Events-2011-2014.pdf

Reports on progress made since a 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine that 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors resulting from systemic problems.  Reports that hospitals in 34 states  showed declines in patient adverse events from 2011 to 2014 with one exception.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy: United States, 2016

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db305.pdf

Asserts that 7.2% of women who gave birth in 2016 smoked cigarettes during their pregnancy.  Includes demographic and geographic characteristics of those most likely and least likely to have been smoking during pregnancy.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Drug Poisoning Mortality in the United States, 1999-2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-visualization/drug-poisoning-mortality/

Shows trends in drug poisoning deaths in the U.S. by nation, state, and county since 1999.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

State Variations in Infant Mortality by Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother, 2013-2015

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db295.pdf

Mississippi had the highest infant mortality rate and Massachusetts had the lowest.  This report covers infant mortality by geographic area and by race and Hispanic origin groups within states.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2016

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db294.pdf

In 2016 there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the U.S.  This report updates trends in such deaths, describes demographic and geographic patterns, and identifies shifts in the types of drugs involved.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Safe Sleep for Babies: Eliminating Hazards

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Health/Medical

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

Reports that 3,500 sleep-related deaths occur among U.S. babies each year, reports on common hazards, and provides recommendations for safeguarding babies while sleeping.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Deaths: Final Data for 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_06.pdf

Presents final 2015 data on U.S. deaths, death rates, life expectancy, infant mortality and trends by selected characteristics such as age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, state of residence and cause of death.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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