Burden Of Diseases/Injuries/Risk Factors Among U.S. States

An article that appeared in today’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association describes a study involving examination of 333 causes and 84 risk factors, demonstrating that health in the U.S. improved from 1990 to 2016, although the drivers of mortality and morbidity have changed in some states, with specific risk factors such as drug use disorders, high body mass index (BMI), and alcohol use disorders being associated with adverse outcomes. In five states, the probability of death between ages 20 and 55 years has increased more than 10% between 1990 and 2016.

The article is available for free from the journal.