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The Five Most Costly Children’s Conditions, 2011: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Children, Ages 0-17

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

The top five in costly conditions for children were mental disorders, asthma, trauma-related disorders, acute bronchitis, and otitis media.  Offers charts on expenditures, number of children afflicted, and source of payment.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: A Pilot Study of Job-Transfer or Work-Restriction Cases, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports results of a study to learn more about the case circumstances and worker characteristics for occupational injury or illness cases that resulted in days of job transfer or work restrictions for workers in six private industry subsectors in 2012.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Regional Variation in Use of Complementary Health Approaches by U.S. Adults

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Presents estimates of the four most commonly used complementary health approaches among adults aged 18 + in 9 geographic regions.  Finds the leading non-conventional health approach in the U.S. was the use of nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements with such use highest in the Mountain, Pacific and West North Central regions.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Unintentional Drowning Deaths in the United States, 1999-2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Provides information on drowning deaths in the U.S. over the past decade including trends, and patterns by location, age, and sex.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Conditions with the Largest Number of Adult Hospital Readmissions by Payer, 2011

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics


Preventing hospital readmissions is considered a crucial way to reduce medical costs.  This report identifies the conditions with the largest number of 30 day readmissions among U.S. hospitals in 2011 and their associated costs.  Covers Medicare, Medicaid, and uninsured patients.

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Problems Paying Medical Bills: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January 2011 – June 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Provides updated estimates on the percentage of persons under age 65 who were in families having problems paying medical bills, by selected demographic variables.  The overall figure was 19.8% or 52.8 million persons in the first 6 months of 2013.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Global Tobacco Control

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

One in a series of reports reviewing the state of the tobacco industry, efforts to control tobacco use, smokefree laws and regulations, cessation programs, advertising restrictions, and warning labels.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Vital Signs: Births to Teens Aged 15-17 Years, United States, 1991-2012

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

Examines trends in births to teens by age, race, and state for a 21 year period.  Finds that births to teens aged 15-17 years of age have declined but still account for about one quarter of births to teens aged 15-19.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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