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      Monitoring the health of the American people is an essential step in making sound health policy and setting research and program priorities. In a Chartbook and detailed tables, Health, United States provides an annual picture of the health of the entire nation. Health, United States, 2013—which includes a Special Feature on Prescription Drugs—is the 37th 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). Health, United States, 2013: In Brief is provided as a companion to the full report. This short report contains summary information on the health of the American people, including mortality and life expectancy, morbidity and risk factors such as cigarette smoking and overweight and obesity, health insurance coverage, access to and utilization of health care, and health expenditures. An At a Glance table and Highlights section summarize some of these key indicators at the national level and are followed by 29 figures from Health, United States, 2013, which focus on these topics in addition to this year’s special feature on prescription drugs. Suggested citation: National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2013: In Brief Hyattsville, MD. 2014.
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      DHHS publication ; no. (PHS) 2014-1210
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