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Geographic Variation in Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations for Acute and Chronic Conditions, 2005-2011

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb178-Preventable-Hospitalizations-by-Region.pdf

Finds that the South had a 17% higher rate of potentially preventable hospitalizations than the overall national rate in 2005, but the rate had declined to 10.5% higher than the national rate by 2011.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

International Comparisons of Infant Mortality and Related Factors: United States and Europe: 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,European Union,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_05.pdf

Investigates the reasons for the U.S.’s high infant mortality rate when compared with European countries.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

New Modeling Tool for Response to Ebola Virus Disease

Categories: Africa,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/s0923-ebola-model-Factsheet.html

Agency fact sheet which announces the development of a dynamic modeling tool called Ebola Response that allows for estimations of projected cases of the disease in West Africa—between 550,000 and 1.4 million cases by January 2015.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2011-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_child_11_12/underweight_child_11_12.pdf

Reports that 3.5% of children and adolescents are underweight with trends from the 1960s. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Adults Aged 20 and Over: United States, 1960-1962 Through 2011-2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_adult_11_12/underweight_adult_11_12.pdf

Reports that an estimated 1.7% of U.S. adults are underweight with trends from the 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2011-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_child_11_12/obesity_child_11_12.pdf

Estimates that 17% of U.S. children and adolescents aged 2-19 are obese and another 15% are overweight and provides limited estimates of trends since the 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity, and Extreme Obesity Among Adults: United States, 1960-1962 through 2011-2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_adult_11_12/obesity_adult_11_12.pdf

Reports that 34% of U.S. adults are overweight, 35% are obese, and 6% are extremely obese.  Also examines trends in weight since 1960.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes (Update): Executive Summary

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/537/1952/vitamin-d-calcium-executive-140902.pdf

Adds new information to a systematic review of the scientific literature on vitamin D and calcium dietary intakes as related to status indicators and health outcomes.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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