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Health, United States, 2009; with special feature on medical technology
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    Chartbook with special feature on medical iechnology ; Special feature on medical technology ;
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    "Health, United States, 2009 is the 33rd report on the health status of the Nation and is submitted by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to the President and the Congress of the United States in compliance with Section 308 of the Public Health Service Act. This report was compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics served in a review capacity. The Health, United States series presents national trends in health statistics. Each report includes an executive summary, highlights, a chartbook, trend tables, extensive appendixes, and an index."--preface.
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    National Center for Health Statistics. Title from resource home page (National Center for Health Statistics, viewed March 29, 2010) "Overall responsibility for planning and coordinating the content of this edition of Health, United States rested with the Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), under the direction of Amy B. Bernstein, Diane M. Makuc, and Linda T. Bilheimer."--acknowledgements. "January 2010." "Disability is a complex concept and can include the presence of physical or mental impairments that limit a person's ability to perform an important activity and affect the use of, or need for, supports, accommodations, or interventions required to improve functioning. Information on disability in the U.S. population is critical to health planning and policy. Several current initiatives are under way to coordinate and standardize measurement of disability across federal data systems. This year's report introduces the first detailed trend table (Table 55) using data from the NCHS National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to create disability measures consistent with two of the conceptual components that have been indentified in disability models and disability legislation: basic actions difficulty and complex activity limitation. Basic actions difficulty captures limitations or difficulties in movement and sensory, emotional, or mental functioning that are associated with some health problem. Complex activity limitation describes limitations or restrictions on a person's ability to participate fully in social role activities such as working or maintaining a household. Data on health insurance coverage from NHIS for persons with basic actions difficulty or complex activity limitation have been added to Tables 137-140. Health, United States also includes the following disability-related information for the civilian noninstitutionalized population: vision and hearing limitations for adults (Table 56), and disability-related information for Medicare enrollees (Table 144), Medicaid recipients (Table 145), and veterans with service-connected disabilities (Figure 3 and Table 147)." - p. iii-iv National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2009: With Special Feature on Medical Technology. Hyattsville, MD. 2010. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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