CDC Annual Report on Health Trends

CDC Annual Report on Health TrendsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their annual report on health statistics with a special focus on selected trends in mortality.  Measures of mortality (numbers and death rates), together with life expectancy, describe the burden of illness and assess the health of a population.  The leading causes of death differ by age group; unintentional injuries leading for those aged 1-44, while heart disease and cancer are the leading causes for those aged 45 and over.