Category: mortality

From Once a Year to On Demand, DVS Rewrites the Rules of Mortality Surveillance

Paul Sutton

Suppose, after years of being able to look back and see only where you had been, you were suddenly able to see exactly where you are, right now, in a clearer, more revealing light. That’s a fair description of the position the Division of Vital Statistics (DVS) finds itself in. Thanks to innovative approaches to data warehousing, Read More >

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How does your state fare when it comes to death rates from flu and pneumonia?

Age-adjusted death rates shown here are deaths per 100,000 population. To learn more, visit www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm. Read More >

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A brief look at homicide

Health care use: 1.8 million emergency department visits for assault – National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2006 Mortality: Number of deaths from homicide: 18,124 Deaths per 100,00 population: 6.1 Firearm homicide deaths: 12,352 Deaths per 100,000 population: 4.2 –Deaths: Final Data for 2005 Read More >

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A brief look at accidental death for teens

Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers 15-19 years of age (2005, most recent data available). The top three causes- Motor Vehicle Traffic accounted for 73% of these deaths. Poisoning accounted for 9.5%. Drowning accounted for 4.7%. Click here to visit CDC’s Injury Center. To get other mortality statistics, please visit Read More >

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New study examines quality of race and ethnicity data on death certificates

A new study has been released that compares race and ethnicity data on death certificates with U.S. Census Bureau information. The result? American Indians and Alaska Natives are poorly reported on death certificates (that is, funeral directors may not be classifying decedents correctly). Reporting is considered good for Asian/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics and excellent for Read More >

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