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Development and Testing of Behavioral Health Quality Measures for Health Plans: Final Report

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

https://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/development-and-testing-behavioral-health-quality-measures-health-plans-final-report

A federal effort to develop and test measures for screening people with serious mental illnesses or alcohol/drug dependence.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy: United States, 2016

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db305.pdf

Asserts that 7.2% of women who gave birth in 2016 smoked cigarettes during their pregnancy.  Includes demographic and geographic characteristics of those most likely and least likely to have been smoking during pregnancy.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Tobacco Product Use Among Military Veterans, United States, 2010-2015

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6701a2.htm?s_cid=mm6701a2_w

Finds that nearly 30% of veterans use tobacco products, a much higher percentage than among the adult population at large, with cigarettes the most common product used.  Also covers tobacco quit ratios.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

FDA Announces Comprehensive Regulatory Plan to Shift Trajectory of Tobacco-Related Disease, Death

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

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm568923.htm

Agency press release about new approach to regulations about tobacco that calls for striking a balance between regulation and encouraging development of innovative tobacco products less dangerous than cigarettes.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Chartbook on Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014

Categories: Asian Americans,Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_040.pdf

Statistical report on the general health status of American people from the Pacific Islands including diseases, smoking and alcohol consumption, and physical activity. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health United States 2016 With Chartbook on Long-Term Trends in Health

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Includes 114 trend tables organized around 4 major subject areas: health status, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures.  The chartbook focuses on health care trends since 1975.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Electronic Cigarettes: U.S. Imports in 2016

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684227.pdf

E cigarettes were added to official U.S. customs records in 2016.  Foreign trade totals for the year showed that e cigarettes imports, mostly from China, amounted to $342 million and E-cigarette devices accounted for another $204 million.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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