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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Hepatitis C Kills More Americans than Any Other Infectious Disease

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

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

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


Reduced Disparities in Birth Rates Among Teens Aged 15-19 Years, United States, 2006-2007 and 2013-2014

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

Reports that births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006 and that teen age births in general have dropped by more than 40%.  Includes birth rates to teen age mothers by race/ethnicity and state and shows percentage change from 2006.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Declines in Triplet and Higher-order Multiple Births in the United States, 1988-2014

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

Explores the recent (since 1998) downturn in triplet and higher-order births by maternal demographic factors.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Suicide Rates for Females and Males by Race and Ethnicity: United States, 1999 and 2014

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

Finds that the suicide rate in the U.S. was 24% higher in 2014 than in 1999.  Provides information on the frequency and rate of suicide by sex, Hispanic origin, and race.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999-2014

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

Presents an overview of suicide mortality in the United States from 1999 through 2014.  Looks at suicide rates for males and females across all age groups and compares by method of suicide.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Short Interpregnancy Intervals 2014: Differences by Maternal Demographic Characteristics

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

Examines categories of short interpregnancy intervals by maternal demographic characteristics (including education level) among second and higher-order singleton births in 2014.  Short interpregnancy intervals are associated with adverse birth outcomes such as preterm birth.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

(births/deaths     education     health/medical     statistics)


Changes in Life Expectancy by Race and Hispanic Origin in the United States, 2013-2014

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

Presents changes in life expectancy by race, Hispanic origin, and sex.  Noted in the news media for its finding that life expectancy for non-Hispanic white females declined by 0.1 years from 81.2 to 81.1.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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