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Sports-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Inpatient Stays, 2013

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb207-Sports-Hospital-Emergency-Department-2013.pdf

Reviews the most common types of sports injuries that are resulting in visits to hospitals, the trends in such injuries, and the characteristics of those who suffer them.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Connectome Map More Than Doubles Human Cortex’s Known Regions

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Science/Technology

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2016/connectome-map-more-than-doubles-human-cortexs-known-regions.shtml

Press release about the mapping of 180 distinct areas in the brain’s cortex.  Includes a brief description of the research and a citation to the article in the issue of Nature where the research was fully reported.  From the National Institute of Mental Health

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 1960-1962 Though 2013-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_adult_13_14/underweight_adult_13_14.pdf

Finds that an estimated 1.4% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are underweight  Tables show trends by age groups and sex since 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 1960-1962 Though 2013-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_adult_13_14/underweight_adult_13_14.pdf

Finds that an estimated 1.4% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are underweight  Tables show trends by age groups and sex since 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2013-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_child_13_14/underweight_child_13_14.pdf

Finds that 3.8% of U.S. children and youth aged 2-19 are underweight.  Table shows trends by age groups since 1970.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2013-2014

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_child_13_14/obesity_child_13_14.pdf

Finds that 17.2% of U.S. children and youth aged 2-19 are obese and another 16.2% are overweight.  Charts and tables show trends since 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

 

Increases in Medically Attended Nonfatal Injury Episodes Among Females in the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db255.pdf

Males have historically had higher injury rates than females in the U.S.  This report describes changes in injury episodes in the female population, comparing estimates in 2005-2008 and 2011-2014 by age group, race and ethnicity, cause of injury, and location of injury.  Injury rates for males and females in the later period were similar.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, Distributions by Type of Service and Source of Payment, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st491/stat491.pdf

Hospital inpatient expenses accounted for nearly 30% of total health care expenses for the U.S. population while prescriptions accounted for more than 20%.  Private insurance paid for 40% of total health expenses, while Medicare paid for 25%.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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