Notes from the NYS Statistical Yearbook

Current Issue: Mortality

Insights from the Gun Violence Data Dashboard

The increase in gun deaths across the US in 2020 was driven by homicides and not all regions of the country were affected equally by the spike in gun violence.

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Drug Overdose Mortality During the Pandemic

Five key takeaways about the overdose epidemic and the intersection with COVID-19 that are revealed by the CDC’s overdose mortality data.

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Causes of Mortality in New York State

To shed light on the role mortality data plays in understanding health and health disparities, this analysis explores mortality rates and totals for all of the underlying conditions that the CDC listed as one of the “15 leading causes of death” in the past 20 years, excluding COVID-19.

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