CDC Telebriefing: 2018 Mortality Data

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will share findings from six reports dealing with mortality and life-expectancy. The reports cover:

  • Mortality in the United States, 2018 Data Brief (January 30, 2020)
  • Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2018 Data Brief (January 30, 2020)
  • Life Expectancy in the U.S., 2018 Health E-Stat (January 30, 2020)
  • Maternal Mortality in the United States: Changes in Coding, Publication, and Data Release, 2018 National Vital Statistics Report (January 30, 2020)
  • Evaluation of the Pregnancy Status Checkbox on the Identification of Maternal Deaths National Vital Statistics Report (January 30, 2020)
  • The Impact of the Pregnancy Checkbox and Misclassification on Maternal Mortality Trends in the United States, 1999–2017 Vital and Health Statistics Report (January 30, 2020)

Robert Anderson, Ph. D., Chief of the Mortality Statistics Branch, National Center for Health Statistics

3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

Media: 800-857-9756
International Media: 1-212-287-1647

Non-Media: 888-795-0855
International Non-Media: 1-630-395-0498
PASSCODE: 1792134

Important Instructions
Please plan to dial in to the telebriefing 15 minutes before the start time.

If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

A transcript will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site:


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