MORTALITY ASSOCIATED WITH INFLUENZA AND RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS IN THE UNITED STATES
Mortality associated with both influenza and RSV circulation disproportionately affects elderly persons, and influenza deaths have increased substantially in the last 2 decades, in part because of aging of the population, highlighting the need for better prevention measures, including more effective vaccines and vaccination programs for elderly persons.
The annual impact of seasonal influenza in the US: measuring disease burden and costs.
Influenza-associated hospitalizations in the United States.
Significant numbers of influenza-associated hospitalizations in the United States occur among the elderly, and the numbers of these hospitalizations have increased substantially over the last 2 decades due in part to the aging of the population.
Chronic multisymptom illness affecting Air Force veterans of the Gulf War.
Among currently active members of 4 Air Force populations, a chronic multisymptom condition was significantly associated with deployment to the GW and veterans who met the case definition had significantly diminished functioning and well-being.
Mental health surveillance among children--United States, 2005-2011.
This report summarizes information about ongoing federal surveillance systems that can provide estimates of the prevalence of mental disorders and indicators of mental health among children living in the United States during 2005-2011, explains limitations, and identifies gaps in information while presenting strategies to bridge those gaps.
Mental illness surveillance among adults in the United States.
This report summarizes data from selected CDC surveillance systems that measure the prevalence and impact of mental illness in the U.S. adult population and recommends that national and state-level mental illness surveillance should measure a wider range of psychiatric conditions and should include anxiety disorders.
Effectiveness and cost-benefit of influenza vaccination of healthy working adults: A randomized controlled trial.
Influenza vaccination of healthy working adults younger than 65 years can reduce the rates of ILI, lost workdays, and physician visits during years when the vaccine and circulating viruses are similar, but vaccination may not provide overall economic benefits in most years.
Hospitalizations associated with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus in the United States, 1993-2008.
This approach provides robust national comparisons of hospitalizations associated with these 2 viral respiratory pathogens by age group and over time, and is consistent with those from previous studies focusing either on influenza or RSV.
Influenza and the rates of hospitalization for respiratory disease among infants and young children.
Infants and young children without chronic or serious medical conditions are at increased risk for hospitalization during influenza seasons, and routine influenza vaccination should be considered in these children.
Examination of the Factorial Structure of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Recommendations for Three Subscale Scores.
Support for the use of the current ACE module scoring algorithm, which uses the sum of the number of items endorsed to estimate exposure, is provided, however, the results also suggest potential benefits to estimating 3 separate composite scores to estimate the specific effects of exposure to Household Dysfunction, Emotional/Physical Abuse, and Sexual Abuse.