Connecting Surveys to Administrative Records: Data Linkage Opens Doors to New Longitudinal Research
NCHS’s record linkage program is designed to maximize the scientific value of the Center's population-based surveys. Linked data files enable researchers to take the “long view” and examine the factors that influence disability, chronic disease, health care utilization, morbidity, and mortality.
A collaborative effort between NCHS and two federal agencies has provided the first detailed look at the process of diagnosis and the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), intellectual disability, and developmental delay. The project has its origins in something completely unexpected – and, until all the data are analyzed, inexplicable.
National Leaders in Health Research to Address National Conference on Health Statistics
Three nationally recognized leaders in the fields of health care research, statistics, and policy will deliver keynote addresses to the 2012 National Conference on Health Statistics, August 6-8, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
It’s no teen fad. Continuing a long-term decline that started in the 1950s, teen childbearing in the United States fell to a historic low in 2010. Brady Hamilton, Ph.D., discusses teen births and birth trends, and turning the abstract into the concrete.
Senior epidemiologist Dr. Cynthia L. Ogden and her team are featured in The New York Times for their work on children and sugar consumption; data from a recent National Vital Statistics Report illustrates a JET magazine article on unwed childbirth.
Dr. Nathaniel Schenker is elected president of the American Statistical Association; Drs. Gladys Martinez and Casey Copen take a top poster session prize at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America.
Teen birth rates declined in all but three states from 2007 through 2010, with the biggest decline in Arizona (29%). Although Mississippi had the highest rate of teen births in 2010 (55 per 1,000), it still saw a 21% drop in the rate during that span. Explore our interactive map for a closer look at number of births and birth rates for teenagers, 2007-2010.
Inside NCHS goes beyond the numbers to provide insights into the work we do, the collaborations that make it possible, the people that make it happen, and the issues that we face. Inside NCHS is published quarterly by the National Center for Health Statistics, 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782. www.cdc.gov/nchs