What factors correlate with suicide rates?

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. LiveStories examined how the suicide rate correlates with 16 demographic and health indicators across 50 states.

The State of Housing in America

Using data from the American Community Survey, we created indicators measuring the affordability and crowdedness of local housing markets throughout the United States.

Smoking and Drinking: Trends and Perceptions

Learn how common alcohol and tobacco use is across the United States—and how Americans perceive the risks of overuse.

The Different Faces of Alzheimer's Mortality

Significantly more women die from Alzheimer’s disease than men—a pattern that persists even as diagnostic guidelines have changed.

How the Opioid Epidemic Hits Different Demographics

White and male Americans have the highest death rates from opioid—but the worsening epidemic does not discriminate.

Food Access and SNAP

For millions of American families, low incomes and low store access—alone or in combination—result in food insecurity.

The Burden of Diabetes

Since 1980, diabetes prevalence has increased from 3.5% to nearly 10% of American adults.

Trends in Public Health

This report highlights some of the most important indicators from BRFSS and shows the trends for your state.