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National Health Statistics Reports from the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The following reports have been added:
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NHSR No. 59. Blood Pressure Randomized Methodology Study Comparing Automatic Oscillometric and Mercury Sphygmomanometer Devices: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010
The mercury sphygmomanometer has been the gold standard used for obtaining blood pressure (BP) for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1960 to the present. However, due to environmental concerns and an increased use of automated oscillometric BP devices, NHANES has been exploring an alternative to using the standard mercury sphygmomanometer (mercury) to measure BP.
NHSR No. 58. HIV Testing the U.S. Household Population Aged 15-44: Data from the National Survey of Family Growth, 2006-2010
This report presents nationally representative estimates and trends for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing among the U.S. household population aged 15–44. Data are presented for lifetime experience with HIV testing and HIV testing in the past year, including testing done as part of prenatal care.