Births–Using the NCHS Vital Stats Tool

April 8, 2009

 

NCHS birth tables with a variety of variables for selection are available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/datawh/vitalstats/VitalStatsbirths.htm.

By selecting the national or subnational (i.e., state and some county) levels, you can find specific statistics for national, state, and some county birth rates, fertility rates, method of delivery (vaginal or cesarean), length of pregnancy, birthweight, characteristics of the mother (i.e., age, race, marital status, education), prenatal care, and risk factors (i.e., diabetes, hypertension, and smoking). For journalists who need assistance, feel free to contact the NCHS press office.


A brief look at accidental death for teens

November 26, 2008

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 http://wonder.cdc.gov/.