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Payers of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2010 and 2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb239-Opioid-Payer-Hospital-Stays-ED-Visits-by-State.pdf

Reports that from 2010 to 2015 the share of opioid-related inpatient stays and emergency department visits shifted away from private payers and no insurance to public payers.  Also provides state level information on the changing share of Medicare and Medicaid payments from 2010 to 2015.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Mental Health-related Physician Office Visits by Adults Aged 18 and Over: United States, 2012-2014

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db311.pdf

Examines adult mental health-related physician office visits by specialty and selected patient characteristics. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, July-December 2017

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless201806.pdf

The number of American homes with only wireless telephones continues to grow.  During the second half of 2017 nearly 54% of such homes had only wireless phone service.  This report presents characteristics of such households.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Describing the Increase in Preterm Births in the United States, 2014-2016

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db312.pdf

This report describes trends in total, early (less than 34 weeks), and late (34-36 weeks) preterm births by plurality, race and Hispanic origin of the mother, and state of residence during the time period.  Since 2014 the rate of preterm births has risen after declining from 2007 to 2014. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Suicide Rates in the United States Continue to Increase

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db309.pdf

Updates trends in U.S. suicide mortality from 2000 through 2016 and describes differences by sex, age group, and means of suicide.  For 2000-2016, the suicide rate increased 30%, from 10.4 to 13.5 per 100,000 population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

 

Suicide Rising Across the U.S.

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

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/suicide/

Discusses the rising suicide rate in the U.S. from 1999 through 2016 and the causes behind it.  Provides graphic on state rates, what is being done to prevent suicide, and the 12 suicide warning signs.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer: Part II: Recent Changes in Prostate Cancer Trends and Disease Characteristics

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cncr.31549

Looks at recent trends in prostate cancer incidence rates and the relationship to PSA test usage.  From the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent and private partners.

 

Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer: Part I: National Cancer Statistics

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/cncr.31551

Provides annual update on cancer occurrence and trends in the U.S.  Overall cancer incident rates from 2008 to 2014 decreased by 2.2% per year for men but were stable among women.  Includes links to more detailed statistics.  From the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent and private partners.

 

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