Category: NCHS

New Estimates of Death Rates for Seven Selected Causes of Death for the First Quarter of 2015

NCHS has started a new Vital Statistics Rapid Release (VSRR) program that provides access to the most timely vital statistics for public health surveillance, through 1) pilot releases of Quarterly Provisional Estimates and 2) Special Reports based on a current flow of vital statistics data from state vital records offices. Using the provisional data, NCHS is able to Read More >

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Measuring Gestational Age in Vital Statistics Data: Transitioning to the Obstetric Estimate

Beginning with the 2014 data year, NCHS is transitioning to a new standard for estimating the gestational age of a newborn. The new measure, the obstetric estimate of gestation at delivery (OE), replaces the measure based on the date of the last normal menses (LMP). This transition is being made because of increasing evidence of Read More >

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New Mobile App Provides Up-to-Date U.S. Health Statistics on the Go

The National Center for Health Statistics announces the launch of FastStats, a mobile version of NCHS’s FastStats website that provides on-the-go access to current statistics on topics of public health importance. FastStats for iOS puts access to topic-specific NCHS content at the fingertips of health care providers and clinicians. Topics include diseases and conditions, injuries, life stages and populations, Read More >

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Updates to Stats of the States

NCHS has new updates to Stats of the States that caputures vital statistics for all 50 states. Read More >

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