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  • State-Level Lifetime Medical and Work-Loss Costs of Fatal Injuries — United States, 2014

    	The figure above is a photograph showing a stethoscope on top of $100 bills. January 13, 2017
    Unintentional injury, suicide, and homicide accounted for 194,635 deaths in the United States in 2014. A total of 199,756 fatal injuries occurred in the United States during the same year, with associated lifetime medical and work-loss costs of $227 billion. This report examines state-level economic burdens of fatal injuries by extending a previous national-level study.

  • Prevalence of Perceived Food and Housing Security — 15 States, 2013

    	The figure above is a photograph showing a distressed couple facing eviction.  January 13, 2017
    Population-based food and housing security data can help identify populations that are at risk for health disparities. This report provides population-based data, from single question measures, that identify substantial state-to-state variation in the prevalence of reported food and housing security in 15 states.


Surveillance Summaries

  • Reducing Potentially Excess Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in the Rural United States

    January 13, 2017 / No. 2
    The all-cause age-adjusted death rate in the United States reached a historic low in 2014. However, there continues to be a growing gap in mortality between rural and nonrural areas. The report presents data on disparities in mortality between rural and nonrural areas for the five leading causes of death and ways these might be addressed.

  • Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas — United States, 1999–2014

    January 13, 2017 / No. 1
    To examine differences for the five leading causes of death in nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas in the United States, CDC analyzed mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System. This report presents trends in age-adjusted death rates among persons of all ages during 1999–2014 and the number of potentially excess deaths among persons aged <80 years during 2010–2014. Across the United States, nonmetropolitan areas experienced higher age-adjusted death rates than metropolitan areas. The percentages of potentially excess deaths among persons aged <80 years from the five leading causes were higher in nonmetropolitan areas than in metropolitan areas.

Recommendations and Reports

  • Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

    November 11, 2016
    Antibiotic stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients. Improving antibiotic prescribing involves implementing effective strategies to modify prescribing practices to align them with evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management. This report provides a framework for antibiotic stewardship for outpatient clinicians and facilities that routinely provide antibiotic treatment. Establishing effective antibiotic stewardship interventions can protect patients and improve clinical outcomes in outpatient health care settings.

Notifiable Diseases

  • Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions — United States, 2014

    October 14, 2016
    Health-care providers in the United States are required to report certain infectious diseases to a specified state or local authority. A disease is designated as notifiable if timely information about individual cases is considered necessary for prevention and control of the disease. Each year, CDC publishes a summary of the cases of notifiable disease reported for the most recent year for which data is available. This report presents a summary of notifiable diseases for 2014.

  • Summary of Notifiable Noninfectious Conditions and Disease Outbreaks

    October 14, 2016
    The 2016 Summary of Notifiable Noninfectious Conditions and Disease Outbreaks — United States contains official statistics for the occurrence of nationally notifiable noninfectious conditions and disease outbreaks and is published for the second time in the same volume of MMWR as the annual Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions. The summary includes seven chapters addressing the following subjects: acute pesticide-related illness and injury arising from occupational exposure, acute nonoccupational pesticide-related illness and injury, cancer, elevated blood lead levels among children, elevated blood lead levels among adults, silicosis, and foodborne and waterborne disease outbreaks. CDC’s Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS) coordinated the development and publication of this annual summary.