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Rudd RA, Seth P, Felicita D, Scholl L. 2016. Increases in drug and opioid-involved overdose deaths: United States, 2010–2015. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 65(50–51):1445–1452,

Annotation: This report examines overall drug overdose death rates during 2010-2015 and opioid overdose death rates during 2014–2015 by subcategories (natural/semisynthetic opioids, methadone, heroin, and synthetic opioids other than methadone). Rates are stratified by demographics, region, and by 28 states with high quality reporting on death certificates of specific drugs involved in overdose deaths. Implications for public health practice are included.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Chronic pain, Collaboration, Drug addiction, Heroin, Illicit drugs, Methadone, Mortality rates, Opiates, Prescription drugs, Substance abuse prevention, Substance abuse treatment services

Johnson NB, Hayes LD, Brown K, Hoo EC, Ehtier KA. 2014. CDC national health report: Leading causes of morbidity and mortality and associated behavioral risk and protective factors–United States, 2005-2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Surveillance Summaries 63(4, Suppl.):3-27,

Annotation: This MMWR Supplement presents data related to disease patterns across the United States and describes recent national trends in health status. It provides data on the 10 leading causes of death and discusses associated risk and protective factors.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Health statistics, Morbidity rates, Mortality rates

National Healthy Start Association. [2011]. Infant mortality awareness campaign [fact card]. Washington, DC: National Healthy Start Association, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact card describes the infant mortality awareness campaign, Celebrate Day 366...Every Baby Deserves a Chance, developed by the National Healthy Start Association to celebrate babies living beyond the first year and take action in support of the Healthy People 2020 goal of improving the health and well-being of women, infants, children, and families. The fact card provides an overview of infant mortality, including statistics on the causes of infant mortality, differences in rates between non-Hispanic white and African American populations, and the infant mortality ranking of the United States in comparison with other countries. Cost savings associated with a reduction in the U.S. infant mortality rate are also highlighted, along with the ways in which the federally-funded Healthy Start program is working to improve birth outcomes.

Contact: National Healthy Start Association, 1325 G Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 296-2195 E-mail: info@nationalhealthystart.org Web Site: http://www.nationalhealthystart.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Federal programs, Infant mortality, Mortality rates, Pregnancy outcome, Prevention, Public awareness campaigns, Statistics

Save the Children. 2011. Champions for children: State of the world's mothers 2011. Westport, CT: Save the Children, 42 pp.

Annotation: This annual index analyzes health, education, and economic conditions for women and children in 164 countries. Women's health index categories include risk of maternal death, births attended by skilled health personnel, modern contraception use, and life expectancy. Child health index categories include under-5 mortality rate, underweight status, and access to safe water.

Contact: Save the Children, 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT 06825, Telephone: (203) 221-4000 Web Site: http://www.savethechildren.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Statistics, Child health, Children, Developing countries, International health, Maternal health, Mortality rates, Mothers, Nutritional status

Grantmakers in Health. 2011. Shedding light on maternal mortality. Washington, DC: Grantmakers in Health, 3 pp. (Issue focus)

Annotation: This issue brief discusses maternal mortality in the United States, including its rising rate in recent years and the key disparities in rates based on race/ethnicity and socioeconomic factors. The brief provides statistics and background information, discusses the challenges and possible strategies for reducing maternal mortality rates, and provides examples of methods to help funders improve and promote the health of women and children before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth.

Contact: Grantmakers In Health, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-4101, Telephone: (202) 452-8331 Fax: (202) 452-8340 Web Site: http://www.gih.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Ethnic factors, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Mortality rates, Socioeconomic factors, Statistics

Singh GK. 2010. Youth mortality in the United States, 1935-2007: Large and persistent disparities in injury and violent deaths. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 10 pp. (75 Title V anniversary celebration)

Annotation: This report analyzes trends in U.S. mortality rates among adolescents and young adults (ages 15 to 24) during the years from 1935 through 2007. The report analyzes the data according to sex, race/ethnicity, state of residence, and cause of death by using both historical and the latest national vital statistics data. Topics covered include the leading causes of youth mortality; disparities in mortality trends; and trends in youth mortality from unintentional injuries, homicide, suicide, and HIV/AIDS. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (888) 275-4772 Secondary Telephone: (877) 464-4772 Fax: (301) 443-1246 E-mail: ask@hrsa.gov Web Site: http://www.hrsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mortality, Adolescents, Data, Health status disparities, History, Injury, Mortality rates, Reports, Statistical analysis, Statistics, Trends, Violence, Youth

O'Hare WP, Lamb VL. 2009. Ranking states on improvement in child well-being since 2000. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 35 pp. (Kids Count working paper)

Annotation: This paper uses the 10 indicators established by the KIDS COUNT project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to assess increases and decreases in child well-being for each state. (KIDS COUNT has been tracking the status of children and families in the United States since 1991 based on the performance of these 10 statistical indicators.) The paper updates a similar one using KIDS COUNT data from the 1990s. The paper first focuses on 5-year changes from 2000 to 2005, nationally and state by state. It then compares the changes from 2000 to 2005 with those from the previous two 5-year periods (1990 to 1995 and 1995 to 2000).

Contact: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 547-6600 Fax: (410) 547-6624 E-mail: webmail@aecf.org Web Site: http://www.aecf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Trends, Adolescent mortality, Adolescent parents, Child mortality, Children, Employment, Families, Infant mortality, Low birthweight, Mortality rates, Parents, Poverty, Single parents

National Adolescent Health Information Center. 2006. 2006 fact sheet on mortality: Adolescents and young adults. San Francisco, CA: National Adolescent Health Information Center, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents information about mortality among adolescents and young adults (ages 10-24). The fact sheet includes highlights, a pie chart showing leading causes of death in this population, and information about the mortality rates of young adults vs. younger adolescents, motor vehicle crashes, mortality rates for young adult males and for American Indian and Alaska Native and black males, racial and ethnic disparities, and trends in mortality rates. Statistical informaiton is presented in figures throughout the fact sheet. Data and figure sources and notes are included.

Contact: National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center, University of California, San Francisco, LHTS Suite 245, Box 0503, San Francisco, CA 94143-0503, Telephone: (415) 502-4856 Fax: (415) 502-4858 E-mail: nahic@ucsf.edu Web Site: http://nahic.ucsf.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent males, Adolescent mortality, Age factors, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Blacks, Ethnic factors, Mortality rates, Motor vehicle crashes, Racial factors, Trends, Young adults

Kornak M, Kidane G, DeHaan K, Long-White D, Harris CE. 2003. Asthma in the District of Columbia. Washington, DC: District of Columbia Department of Health, Maternal and Family Health Administration, 26 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on the DC CAN (Control Asthma Now) Project, a project dedicated to developing a viable, comprehensive, community-based, consumer-centered strategic approach to address the District of Columbia's asthma epidemic, improve health outcomes, and reduce the burden of asthma in the District. The report, which includes an executive summary and a key findings section, is divided into three main chapters: (1) behavioral risk factor surveillance system, (2) asthma hospital discharge data, and (3) asthma mortality rates. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. The report also includes sections on conclusions, future plans for partnerships and research, and references.

Contact: District of Columbia Community Health Administration, 825 North Capitol Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 442-5925 Fax: (202) 442-4947 Web Site: http://doh.dc.gov/page/community-health-administration

Keywords: Asthma, Behavior, Community based services, Community programs, District of Columbia, Hospital discharge data, Local initiatives, Mortality rates, Population surveillance, Risk factors

Keppel KG, Pearcy JN, Wagener DK. 2002. Trends in racial and ethnic-specific rates for the health status indicators: United States, 1990-98. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 16 pp. (Healthy People 2000 statistical notes; no. 23)

Annotation: This report examines trends for 17 health status indicators (HSIs), developed as part of the Healthy People 2000 process, to facilitate the comparison of health status measures at national, state, and local levels. The report is divided into the following sections: abstract, introduction, findings, conclusions, methods, data sources, and references. Topics include infant mortality, low birthweight, prenatal care, births to adolescents, mortality rates, tuberculosis and syphilis case rates, poverty, air quality, and racial and ethnic disparity. The report is heavily illustrated with charts, tables, and graphs.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: DHHS (PHS) 2002-1237.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent pregnancy, Ethnic factors, Health status, Low birthweight, Mortality rates, Poverty, Prenatal care, Racial factors, Statistics, Surveys, Syphilis, Trends, Tuberculosis

Public Health Policy Advisory Board. 2001. Health and the American child: A focus on mortality among children—Update: 2001. Washington, DC: Public Health Policy Advisory Board, 31 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an updated statistical portrait of child mortality rates and trends from 1995 to 1998. It includes an executive summary; implications of the findings for the public health community; and numerous tables. The tables present mortality data by age, race, and gender. The appendix provides key findings from a UNICEF report and compares U.S. statistics with international data.

Keywords: Age groups, Cause of death, Child health, Child mortality, Children, Infant mortality, Infants, Mortality rates, Public health, Racial factors, Statistics, Trends

Baker SB, Fingerhut LA, Higgins L, Chen LH, Braver ER. 1996. Injury to children and teenagers: State-by-state mortality facts. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, 76 pp.

Annotation: This report presents injury mortality data for each state and for the United States as a whole, by age, sex, and intent for children ages 0-19 for the years 1986-1992. Data are presented for 23 causes of mortality. The causes were defined on the basis of the "E codes, " the External Causes of Injury in the International Classification of Diseases. Data tables are included for each state. The publication was funded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Injuries, Mortality rates, State data, Statistics

Baker SP, Waller AE. 1989. Childhood injury: State-by-state mortality facts. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Injury Prevention Center, 273 pp.

Annotation: This report presents injury mortality data for each state and for the United States as a whole, by age, race, and sex for children ages 0-14 for the years 1980-1985. Data are presented for 23 causes of childhood injury and for all motor vehicle related injuries combined. The causes of injury were defined on the basis of the "E codes," the External Causes of Injury in the International Classification of Diseases. Graphs and data tables are included for each state. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Children, Injuries, Mortality rates, State data, Statistics

U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. 1989. Compilations of data on natality, mortality, marriage, divorce, and induced terminations of pregnancy. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 48 pp. (Vital and health statistics: Series 24, Compilations of data on natality, mortality, marriage, divorce, and induced terminations of pregnancy; no. 2)

Annotation: These supplements to the "Monthly Vital Statistics Report" present summary tabulations from final natality, mortality, marriage, and divorce statistics for 1985. Natality and mortality data are based on information from the standard certificates filed in all states and the District of Columbia. Marriage and divorce data are based on information from the marriage and divorce registration areas. These reports were originally published in 1987 and 1988.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs Available from the website.

Keywords: Birth rates, Divorce, Marriage, Mortality, Statistics

Davis K. 1980. Who are the underserved? Talking points for Dr. Karen Davis presented to the Surgeon General's Conference on Maternal and Child Health. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services, 16 pp.

Harvard Child Health Project. 1977. Children's medical care needs and treatments. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company, 392 pp. (Harvard Child Health Project; v. II)

Annotation: This book reviews medical care being delivered to children and pinpoints weaknesses in the cycle of care. It is one of three volumes prepared to analyze treatment, delivery, utilization and financing of children's medical care. This volume surveys children's health status, reviews morbidity and mortality data, and examines a number of childhood conditions to determine the efficacy and effectiveness of medical care for each.

Keywords: Children, Health services, Health status, Morbidity rates, Mortality rates

U.S. Children's Bureau. 1950. Changes in infant, childhood, and maternal mortality over the decade 1939-1948: A graphic analysis. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 31 pp. (Children's Bureau statistical series; no. 6)

Annotation: This report provides data and analysis on causes of mortality among mothers and children from 1939 to1948. Both national and state level data are provided, including premature birth, injury at birth, congenital malformations, mortality from birth to 1 year, ages 1-4 years, 5-14 years, and more.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mortality, Child mortality, Infant mortality, Maternal mortality, Mortality rates, Neonatal death, Statistical analysis, Statistical data

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.