40th Annual Report on the Health of the Nation Now Available

Do you need to find the infant natality or mortality rates by race? The percent of babies who are breast fed? The ten leading causes of death? The percent who smoke, or who are obese? All this and much more can be found in the newly released 2016 edition of Health, United States.

This year’s report features a chartbook of long-term trends in health and healthcare delivery over the past 40 years. From declines in cigarette smoking and increases in prescription drug use to changes in expenditures for hospitals and home health care, the annual report also explores population changes that have affected patterns of disease, as well as healthcare access and use since 1975.

You’ll find the latest Health, United States report on the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics web page.