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


Prescription Drugs

Teen birth rates

Infant Mortality


Healthcare expenditures

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