Key takeaways from CDC's 2018 U.S. health report

Gabrielle Masson - Print  | 

New data from the 2018 U.S. Health report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics depict a grim outlook for the U.S., with exorbitant healthcare spending and increased rates of drug overdose deaths, vaping use, obesity and prescription drug use. However, a decline in teen birth rates, cigarette use and infant mortality rates provide silver linings.   

Drug overdose mortality

Vaping and tobacco use

Obesity

Prescription Drugs

Teen birth rates

Infant Mortality

Mortality

Healthcare expenditures

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