NCHS Podcast Series

February 1, 2021

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) produces a short podcast series, “Statcast,” which posts on the NCHS web site every Friday morning.  The podcasts are 5-10 minutes in length and feature an interview with an NCHS subject matter expert on a specific health topic along with a summary of that week’s NCHS data releases.

Last Friday, we wrapped up a four-part series on death certificate data in the U.S. with NCHS Mortality Statistics Chief Robert Anderson.  The full four-part interview (and transcript) can be found at the following link.

If you are interested in learning more about the podcasts, in general or on specific topics, please let the NCHS Press Office know at

Q & A Podcast with Author of Special Diets Among Adults Report

November 6, 2020

NCHS has a new podcast interview with Bryan Stierman, an epidemic intelligence officer with the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. Dr. Stierman works with the NCHS National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NHANES, and he is the lead author on a  study on Special Diets among American adults that was released on November 3, 2020.

CDC’s Abortion Surveillance Report

August 16, 2007

podcast.pngThe National Center for Health Statistics does not track the number of abortions. Abortions are tracked through CDC’s Abortion Surveillance System and reported annually in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Reports covering 1979 through the most current report are located at the above link. Typically, these reports are published in the last week of November and lag three years.

Click the icon for a CDC podcast on the abortion surveillance system

New Report on Oral Health

May 1, 2007

 Americans of all ages continue to experience improvements in their oral health. However, tooth decay in primary (baby) teeth increased among children aged 2 to 5 years, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Based on data from CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, the report, “Trends in Oral Health Status—United States, 1988–1994 and 1999–2004,” represents the most comprehensive assessment of oral health data available for the U.S. population to date. (more…)

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has released a new report on the oral health of Americans based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Read or download the report here.

Listen to a podcast on this report by its author, Dr. Bruce Dye


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