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Mortality Among Centenarians in the United States, 2000-2014

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

The number of Americans aged 100 or more increased by 43% from 2000 to 2014. This study analyzes mortality data to determine the number of deaths, age-specific death rates by race and ethnicity, and sex-specific leading causes of death among centenarians. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Mean Age of Mothers is on the Rise: United States, 2000-2014

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

Presents trends in the mean age at first and higher birth orders by race and Hispanic origin of mother and by state from 2000 to 2014. Mean age of mothers at first birth rose from 24.9 years to 26.3 in the time range covered by the study. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Births: Final Data for 2014

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

Presents data on 2014 births by characteristics such as maternal age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, birthweight, and plurality. From the National Center for Health Statistics


2010 Pregnancy Rates Among U.S. Women

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

Reports that the pregnancy rate for women in the U.S. continued to decline in 2010 to 98.7 per 1,000 women, a record low for the 1976-2010 period. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Mortality in the United States, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents final mortality data on deaths and death rates by demographic and medical characteristics. Average life expectancy for the U.S. population is unchanged from the previous year at 78.8 years. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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


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