This past February, NCHS released its annual report on the nation’s health, Health, United States, 2008. This report contained a wealth of information on a wide variety of health topics, as well as a special feature on the health of young adults aged 18-29.
This report can serve as a unique resource for reporters, pointing them in the direction of the information they need. At the bottom of each trend table is a “SOURCE,” which identifies the agency and survey from which the data came. This can be useful in finding more recent data from the correct source.
To access this comprehensive report, visit http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm. This is a large file, so it may take a few minutes to download. The report is also available in print format and can be requested through the NCHS Office of Public Affairs.