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Illinois Morbidity and Mortality Bulletin Volume 3.1

August 1, 2017

Welcome to the fifth issue of the Illinois Morbidity and Mortality Bulletin (IMMB), an IDPH publication created to present topics of interest to public health communities and professionals in Illinois through scientific analysis and interpretation of data.

In this issue, Heidi Clark and John Tharp use data from Illinois death records to examine the specific substances involved in opioid overdose deaths.

In the second article, Nelson Agbodo and Jesse Nuss assess the occurrence of compression of mortality in Illinois by analyzing the 1990-2010 population and death data using the C-family and Ordinary Least Squares Regression methods.

We also encourage contributions from public health professionals at the state and local levels, as well as those in hospitals and academic institutions. Please send your manuscripts to the bulletin's editor, Tiefu Shen, M.D., Ph.D. at [email protected] (217.785.1873)

Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.
Illinois Department of Public Health



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