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2015 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812318

There was a 7.2% increase in traffic accident deaths in 2015, the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years.  The report provides details by type of vehicle involved, crash types, seat belt use, alcohol involvement, distraction, and time of day,  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Teen Hospital Stays for Childbirth, 2004-2013

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb208-Teen-Childbirth-Hospital-Stays-Trends.pdf

Presents statistics on hospital stays for childbirth among teens aged 15-19 years from 2004 through 2013.  Compares characteristics and complications of pregnancy among teens with those of older women.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Changes in the Leading Cause of Death: Recent Patterns in Heart Disease and Cancer Mortality

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db254.pdf

This report highlights changes in the mortality burden of heart disease and cancer and presents findings by state, race, and Hispanic origin.  In 2000, cancer was the leading cause of death in only 2 states, but in 2014, the number had grown to 22.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities n 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812269

Preliminary estimates indicate that 35,200 people died in U.S. traffic accidents in 2015, an increase of about 7.7% compared to 2014.  Provides figures for traffic fatalities from 2005 through 2015.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Deaths: Leading Causes for 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_05.pdf

Presents final 2014 data on the ten leading causes of death in the U.S. by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin.  Also covers leading causes of infant, neonatal, and postneonatal death.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Deaths: Final Data for 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_04.pdf

Presents final 2014 data on U.S. deaths, death rates, life expectancy, infant mortality, and trends by selected characteristics such as age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, state of residence, and cause of death.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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

 

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