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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

 

Births: Preliminary Data for 2015

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_03.pdf

Provides preliminary 2015 birth data by age, race, and Hispanic origin of mother.  Also includes data on marital status, cesarean delivery, preterm births, and low birthweight.  Information presented at national and state levels.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease

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

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0504-hepc-mortality.html

Agency press release on mortality from Hepatitis C reaching an all-time high.  See further statistical information under: Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis—United States, 2014.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) L’Enfant Plaza Station Electrical Arcing and Smoke Accident

Categories: Births/Deaths,Consumer Info/Protection,District of Columbia,Public Works,Transportation

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/Abstract_DCA15FR004.pdf

Synopsis from the final report of a widely publicized DC subway incident which resulted in the death of one person and exposure of maintenance problems plaguing the transit system.  Includes findings, probable cause, and safety recommendations.  From the National Transportation Safety Board

 

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