Death rate for flu, pneumonia fell sharply in 2006

first_imgJun 12, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday that the death rate in the United States dropped significantly from 2005 to 2006, led by a 12.8% decline in mortality related to seasonal influenza and pneumonia. The findings were released in a 52-page preliminary report on death trends for 2006 from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. Heron said a final report on 2006 deaths would be published in the fall. Samuel Preston, a demographer at the University of Pennsylvania, told the AP that while US life expectancy doesn’t appear very impressive, “we may be in the process of catching up.” The overall age-adjusted death rate in 2006 was 776.4 deaths per 100,000 population, compared with 799 per 100,000 in 2005, the CDC said in a news release. The preliminary number of total deaths was 2,425,900, down 22,117 from 2005. Life expectancy in the United States still lags behind about 30 other countries, according to World Health Organization data for the same year, the Associated Press (AP) reported yesterday. Death rates for 8 of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States dropped significantly in 2006, but the drop in flu and pneumonia mortality was the steepest. Other conditions that had declining death rates included lower respiratory diseases (6.5%), stroke (6.4%), heart disease (5.5%), diabetes (5.3%), hypertension (5%), chronic liver disease/cirrhosis (3.3%), suicide (2.8%), septicemia (2.7%), cancer (1.6%), and accidents (1.5%). On the other hand, officials have also noted a rise in deaths from Alzheimer’s disease, which could reflect the steadily aging population, she said. Alzheimer’s disease passed diabetes as the sixth leading cause of death in 2006, according to the report. “We’ll keep watching as more and more baby boomers age,” Heron said. Heron said she was surprised that deaths dropped in so many of the categories and said the drop in diabetes deaths is particularly notable. “We’re making improvements in treating diabetes,” she said. Racial disparities in the death trends are still apparent, but aren’t as acute as in previous years, the authors reported. However, record high life expectancies were noted for both blacks and whites of both genders.center_img The CDC said the data are based on more than 95% of death certificates that are collected in 50 states and the District of Columbia as part of the National Vital Statistics System. For the first time, US life expectancy reached 78.1 years, an increase of 0.3 from 2005, according to the CDC release. CDC preliminary report on 2006 death trends “With a rapidly growing older population, declines in the number of deaths (as opposed to death rates) are unusual, and the 2006 decline is likely the result of more mild influenza mortality in 2006 compared with 2005,” the CDC release said. See also: Melonie Heron, a demographer at the CDC and lead author of the report, told CIDRAP News that the agency’s experts aren’t sure yet what contributed to the drop in influenza and pneumonia deaths. “We’re all speculating. It may be that the flu strain that year was less virulent or that the flu vaccine was really good,” she said. Jun 11 CDC press release A total of 56,247 deaths were attributed to flu and pneumonia in 2006, a rate of 18.8 deaths per 100,000 population, according to the CDC report.last_img read more

Neven Ivandić, IZTZG: Why should we not take tourism for granted?

first_imgIn the end, Ivandić concludes that for a brighter future of our tourism, we must begin to deal with the collaborative process of harmonizing the determinants of spatial planning and strategic and operational tourism management. It is a process that, by questioning the balance between long-term preservation of natural and cultural heritage, quality of life of local population and market pressures, establishes a kind of destination ‘guide’ for unwavering design, implementation and monitoring of appropriate mechanisms and measures – real – sustainable tourism development. If we want to strategically and sustainably develop our new tourism paradigm, we must certainly provide answers to all questions that are open in professional work. We should have thought about these topics a long time ago, but now is the right time to reset, reposition and create new healthy and sustainable foundations of our tourism. The song speaks directly and simply about the ‘gravity’ of the law of capital and the ‘impressive / enormous’ growth potential of international arrivals, which tourism in its quest for the ‘original’ often pulls towards the ‘fake’. The results of this campaign, which has been going on for decades, are quite clear in overtourism, scenery and musealization, tourist gentrification, excessive consumption of natural and cultural assets, and especially the consumption of space. And then the wonder of the crown lockdown. ‘It wears him out – It wears me out’ – he devoted a lot of thought and wrote words about the meaning of the verses of Fake Plastic Trees, says Neven Ivandić from the Institute of Tourism in his professional work and adds that for someone trying to think about the transformative power of tourism, especially in the face of health pandemic threats, it is intuitively clear. In addition to the positive and negative sides of tourism in Croatia, Ivandić wonders whether we are ready to try to compare them more seriously, in order to really establish a framework for building long-term sustainable tourism development. Why we should not take tourism for granted is explained by a new paper on the impact of the current pandemic on tourism, written by Neven Ivandić. Side dish: Fake Plastic Treesi – Ph.D. Neven Ivandić The current situation around the coronavirus will start the process of establishing new factors for the success of tourism in the future. Isn’t that the basis for building the future competitive abilities of the Croatian tourist market competition? Numerous opportunities are opening up, Ivandić emphasizes. So much to adapt, change, innovate. And a lot to communicate with the market. Where are we? “Let’s not take tourism and what it brings us for granted”Concludes Ivandić in his work. Read the entire professional paper in the attachment. Due to these current viral preoccupations, we must not lose sight of, intentionally or unintentionally, numerous other, fundamental, issues that determine the development position of Croatian tourism. Especially the one aimed at seeking a common strategic orientation towards long-term raising the quality of the tourist product as a key tool with which we can and should enter a developmentally competitive competition, says Ivandić, adding that this is probably a key precondition for establishing a framework for future sustainable development imposes the need to establish a coordinated, vertical and horizontal, management mechanism that should enable us to finally manage tourism, and not for tourism to manage us by giving us only, ‘for granted’, the illusion of success. Imbalances that are most clearly manifested in excessive pressure on the use of local resources due to the relationship between product market and factor market, as well as imbalances arising from the destination as a meeting place of different forces and relations of interest and identity of tourists, entrepreneurs and locals. Photo: Institute for Tourism / / Illustration: HrTurizam Does the globally, perhaps only declaratively, accepted concept of sustainability have the power to really overcome the almost immanent imbalances that characterize tourist destinations? – Ivandić asks. This is certainly necessary, and now we have been given an unwanted opportunity to reflect on all the challenges. Are we ready to change at all and do we recognize the need to change? In any case, I definitely recommend that you read the entire professional paper of Neven Ivandić, who opened and elaborated the real questions and topics, and set interesting hypotheses.last_img read more

NFL Draft order 2019: Full list of picks after Patriots beat Rams in Super Bowl 53

first_imgThe NFL Draft order for 2019 is set now that Super Bowl 53 is over.The Patriots hold the final pick in Round 1 and every round thereafter in April following their 13-3 victory over the Rams, who pick 31st. The Raiders have the three picks in the first round this year — the most of any team. They pick fourth, 24th and 27th overall after trading Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper to Chicago and Dallas, respectively. The Packers also have multiple first-round picks (12th, 30th) as part of their 2018 draft day trade with the Saints.Below is the NFL draft order for 2019 with every team now focused on the offseason.MOCK DRAFT 2019:Giants, Jaguars, Broncos go quarterback in top 10NFL Draft order 2019 (picks 1-32)PickTeamRecord1.Arizona Cardinals(3-13)2.San Francisco 49ers(4-12)3.New York Jets(4-12)4.Oakland Raiders(4-12)5.Tampa Bay Buccaneers(5-11)6.New York Giants(5-11)7.Jacksonville Jaguars(5-11)8.Detroit Lions(6-10)9.Buffalo Bills(6-10)10.Denver Broncos(6-10)11.Cincinnati Bengals(6-10)12.Green Bay Packers(6-9-1)13.Miami Dolphins(7-9)14.Atlanta Falcons(7-9)15.Washington Redskins(7-9)16.Carolina Panthers(7-9)17.Cleveland Browns(7-8-1)18.Minnesota Vikings(8-7-1)19.Tennessee Titans(9-7)20.Pittsburgh Steelers(9-6-1)21.Seattle Seahawks(10-6)22.Baltimore Ravens(10-6)23.Houston Texans(11-5)24.Oakland Raiders (from Bears)(4-12)25.Philadelphia Eagles(9-7)26.Indianapolis Colts(10-6)27.Oakland Raiders (from Cowboys)(4-12)28.Los Angeles Chargers(12-4)29.Kansas City Chiefs(12-4)30.Green Bay Packers (from Saints)(6-9-1)31.Los Angeles Rams(13-3)32.New England Patriots(11-5)last_img read more