US life expectancy drops again as opioid deaths and suicide rates rise
CNBC Health & Science | November 29th, 2018
The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reports that the life expectancy for a baby born in the U.S. in 2017 is 78.6 years old, the second time in three years it has posted a decline.
INTENSIVE BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL REGIMEN COULD SAVE MORE THAN 100,000 LIVES EACH YEAR
News-Medical | February 14, 2017
A University of Utah-led team of researchers used data from NCHS's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey in a study that projects that "aggressively lowering blood pressure could help prevent more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year."
diabetes contribution to death underestimated; third leading cause
Medscape | January 31, 2017
Using data from NCHS's National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), researchers now estimate that diabetes is responsible for more deaths than previously believed and is actually the third leading cause of death in the United States.
study finds premature death rates diverge in the united states by race and ethnicity
National Institutes of Health | January 26, 2017
A new study with findings based on death certificate data collected by NCHS reveals that while premature death rates have declined in the United States among Hispanics, blacks, and Asian/Pacific Islanders, they have increased among whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives.