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

September 16, 2009

Age-adjusted death Rates for influenza and pneumonia, 2006

Age-adjusted death rates shown here are deaths per 100,000 population.

To learn more, visit www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm.

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A brief look at homicide

February 4, 2009

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


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/.


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

October 1, 2008

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 the white and black populations. To read more, click here.