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Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Covers rates of lost work days due to occupational injuries and illnesses (overall 107.1 cases per 10,000 full time workers) in 2014 for private, state, and local sectors of employment. Includes details on types of injuries, occupations and industries, and demographic characteristics of workers. From the Bureau of Labor 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


Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics

Presents statistics and trends for sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. through 2014. The tables section offers statistics on STDs at national, state, county, and metro levels. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,United Nations

Tracks global vaccination rates for four core vaccines and compares them to target rates for countries by World Health Organization regions. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

Provides wording and explanation of final regulations relating to safety standards for growing, harvesting, shipping and selling of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. From the Food and Drug Administration


Trends in Potentially Preventable Inpatient Hospital Admissions and Emergency Department Visits

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

The rate of potentially preventable adult inpatient stays decreased 19% between 2005 and 2012. This report provides information on such factors as the reason for hospital treatment and which types of cases increased or decreased. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2015

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

The number of uninsured persons continues to decline. This report covers all persons, all adults under age 65, and children. Those covered through the Health Insurance Marketplace or state-based exchanges rose from 2.5% in the fourth quarter of 2014 to 4.0% in the second quarter of 2015. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Wellness-related Use of Common Complementary Health Approaches Among Adults: United States, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents national estimates of selected wellness-related reasons for the use of natural product supplements, yoga, and spinal manipulation among U.S. adults in 2012. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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