Health United States, 2010 with special feature on death and dying

Health, United States, 2010 is the 34th report on the health status of the Nation and is submitted by theSecretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to the President and the Congress of theUnited States in compliance with Section 308 of thePublic Health Service Act. This report was compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s(CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics served in a review capacity.The Health, United States series presents nationaltrends in health statistics. The report contains aChartbook that assesses the Nation’s health by presenting trends and current information onselected measures of morbidity, mortality, healthcare utilization, health risk factors, prevention, health insurance, and personal health care expenditures.This year’s Chartbook includes a special feature ondeath and dying. The report also contains 148 trend tables organized around four major subject areas:health status and determinants, health careutilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures. A companion product to Health,United States—Health, United States: In Brief—featuresinformation extracted from the full report. The complete report, In Brief, and related data productsare available on the Health, United States website at:  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus10.pdf

Health, United States, 2010 includes a summary‘‘At a Glance’’ table that displays selected indicators of health and their determinants, cross-referenced to charts and tables in the report. It also contains a Highlights section, a Chartbook, detailed trend tables, extensive appendixes, and an index.

This article is a treasure trove of detailed demographic data. It will flesh out or pump up any article dealing with Healthcare.

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