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Timeframe Perhaps the most critical issue for an analysis of trends is the fact that certain data are not available for the timeframes under study. Certainly, there is limited morbidity data available for the early decades of the 20th century, before organizations like the CDC and NCHS started systematically collecting morbidity data. Even mortality data cannot be assigned the same level of conﬁdence prior to the institution of universal coverage and standardized forms mid-century. “Hard data” from pre-WWII 20th century are not likely to exist for many health conditions—and certainly not in formats compatible with more recent attempts at data capture.
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S. is on a path of continuous health status improvement. However, enough anomalies have been noted that the conventional wisdom requires reconsideration. Clearly, more evidence of a potential paradigm shift is required before the conventional wisdom can be abandoned. At this point in time the most appropriate answer to the question—are Americans getting sicker—is probably “it depends”. S. population being analyzed and the indicators that are being employed. S. population is occurring. Any conclusive answer to this question will require consensus on how to best measure health status and the ability to access the necessary data to support a deﬁnitive assessment.