Articles on NCHS Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Data from the National Center for Health Statistics

COVID-19 Articles

Stories highlighting activities and data releases from NCHS

Provisional Mortality Data — United States, 2020
Release: March 31, 2021

Death Certificate–Based ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes for COVID-19 Mortality Surveillance — United States, January–December 2020
Release: March 31, 2021

The Leading Causes of Death in the US for 2020external icon
Release: March 31, 2021

“Excess Death” Data Point to Pandemic’s True Toll”
Release: October 27, 2020
Estimates of excess deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including deaths that are directly or indirectly attributed to COVID-19
Cross-posted from CDC in Action

From Research to Response: Survey Shifts Gears During COVID-19
Release: August 26, 2020
The RANDS platform allowed NCHS to produce more timely data than would have been possible using traditional data collection methods. These series of surveys included questions to assess U.S. adults’ loss of work due to illness with COVID-19, use of telemedicine, and access to healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cross-posted from CDC in Action

COVID-19 Halts National Survey Capturing American Healthexternal icon
Release: August 20, 2020
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about NHANES and other surveys in NCHS in this article.
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Novel COVID-19 survey takes nation’s social, mental “Pulse”
Release: July 20, 2020
To monitor trends in mental health, health insurance coverage, and problems accessing care, NCHS partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau on the Household Pulse Survey.
Cross-posted from CDC in Action

Changing Paths During the Pandemic
Released: July 2, 2020
When the pandemic hit, CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey turned its fleet of mobile examination centers into rolling centers for much-needed COVID-19 testing.
Cross-posted from CDC In Action

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