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The purpose of this study is to estimate rates of suicide and homicide death among pregnant, postpartum and non-pregnant/non-postpartum women ages 14-44, and to determine comparative rates of violent death for pregnant and/or postpartum women compared to non-pregnant/non-postpartum women. North Carolina surveillance and vital statistics data from 2004 to(More)
counties are presented in tabular and narrative forms with more than 7,000 calculations depicting patterns of births, deaths, abortions, diseases, health care resources, and other data from state and national reporting systems and surveys. This composite of information, contained in a compact foldout, will serve the needs of many health data users. For the(More)
Objectives: Infants who are primarily breastfed have been shown to have fewer episodes of infections such as otitis media, upper respiratory infection, and gastrointestinal disorders. Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce illness, saving health care dollars. This study examines breastfeeding trends over time and identifies demographic, maternal, infant,(More)
counties are presented in tabular and narrative forms with more than 7,000 calculations depicting patterns of births, deaths, abortions, diseases, health care resources, and other data from state and national reporting systems and surveys. This composite of information, contained in a compact foldout, will serve the needs of many health data users. For the(More)
The internet is an increasingly popular among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in China for finding sexual partners. Gay men and other MSM who meet online are at high risk for HIV infection, but less likely to visit 'traditional' venues where they can receive interpersonal HIV prevention interventions. New virtual models are needed to(More)
The mission of the Department of Health and Human Services is to enhance the quality of life of North Carolina individuals and families, providing opportunities for healthier and safer lives and achievement of economic and personal independence. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in(More)
in collaboration with our partners, protects the health and safety of all North Carolinians and provides essential human services. Vision All North Carolinians will enjoy optimal health and well-being. Photo Credits The front cover photo of the African American couple is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library (CDC(More)