New NCHS Mobile App Provides Health Statistics on the Go

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FastStats iPad App screenshot

Responding to the needs of an increasingly mobile public health community, The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has launched its first-ever mobile app, FastStats, that provides on-the-go access to current statistics on topics of public health importance.

FastStats for iOS puts access to topic-specific NCHS content at the fingertips of health care providers and clinicians. Topics include diseases and conditions, injuries, life stages and populations, health care and insurance, and birth and mortality data for each U.S. state and territory. Content is updated automatically when the device is connected to the internet, giving the user the most up-to-date health statistics available.

FastStats incorporates the latest innovations in mobile app development. It is optimized to give users the ability to personalize their mobile experience, including highlighting, annotations, and bookmarks. Users can also share their data discoveries with colleagues through social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

FastStats is the first mobile application to be released by NCHS. It is currently available from Apple's App Store for iOS 6.0 and later. An Android version is currently in development.

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