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A League Table of Child Deaths By Injury in Rich Nations

This UNICEF report contains the "most comprehensive estimates so far of child injury deaths across the member countries of the OECD" (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), the world's most industrialized countries. The Innocenti Report Card offers the first league table of child deaths by injury and concludes that injury has become the number-one killer of children ages one to...
Births and Deaths: Preliminary Data for 1998

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released preliminary mortality statistics for 1998. According to the report, "rates for AIDS deaths, homicide, and teen births all dropped again in 1998, but the U.S. infant mortality rate leveled off after years of decline." However, the report also finds that HIV remains the leading cause of death among African-American men ages 25-44 and the...
Breathing Earth

Visual simulation and representation programs and applications have been popping up online in greater numbers, and this recent find is one that will pique the interest of scientists, policy makers, and others who are concerned about carbon dioxide emission rates across the Earth. The Breathing Earth site was created by David Bleja, and he draws on a number of resources (such as the World Factbook...
Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the United States, 1980-1995

The CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) last week posted two documents on Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the United States, 1980-1995, one on the national profile and the other focused on the national and state profiles. The reports cover sixteen years of data (1980-1995) from the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system. NIOSH...
WHO: World Health Statistics

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides a vast array of materials on global public health statistics for policy makers, journalists, and other such folks. On the site, visitors can look over reports dating back to 2005 and they are welcome to download specific sections or the entire report if so desired. Reports are usually available in at least three languages (French, Spanish, and English)...
World Health Report 1999

The World Health Organization (WHO) released their 1999 report on the state of the World's Health. Citing successes in the decline of mortality and an increase in health and economic productivity for much of the world, the report balances its good news with analysis of continuing problems of malnutrition, infectious diseases, tuberculosis, and tobacco use in much of the developing world. Data...