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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Antidepressant Use Among Persons Aged 12 and Over: United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db283.pdf

Provides the most recent estimates of antidepressant use in the U.S., including prevalence of use by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, and length of use.  Also covers trends in use from 1999-2002 to 2011-2014.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

United States Life Tables, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_04.pdf

In 2014 the overall U.S. expectation for life span at birth was 78.9 years, a slight increase from 2013.  Also shows life expectancy rates by sex and race/Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Task Force on Cyber Deterrence

Categories: Homeland Security,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0LEVv009JZZgRUAyg8nnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEya2JoNHBtBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjQ0MzBfMQRzZWMDc3I-/RV=2/RE=1503093941/RO=10/RU=http%3a%2f%2fwww.acq.osd.mil%2fdsb%2freports%2f2010s%2fDSB-CyberDeterrenceReport_02-28-17_Final.pdf/RK=1/RS=bzAPNMmZIJQkzlaS9NP3enOPyhs-

Offers a series of recommendations for strengthening U.S. ability to deter cyber attacks and intrusions. Finds that the offensive cyber capabilities of some U.S. adversaries exceed our ability to defend critical infrastructures.  From the Defense Science Board

 

Pilot Program for a Regional Center for the Investigation of Incidents of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Sex Issues,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2017/2017regionalcenterpilotprogramreport.pdf

Presents a consortial approach to conducting competent, fair, and cost-efficient investigations when accusations of sexual and gender-based violence occur on college campuses.  Lays out a design for such a regional center but concludes that the model is not feasible.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

2017-18 Tuition and Fees Report: Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2017/tuition-and-fees-report-2017-18d557ba50bece61aeb256ff000079de01.pdf

Finds an average increase of 5.4% in tuition and mandatory fees in Fall 2017.  Also covers tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, trends in tuition increases at the national level, and tables with individual institutional charges.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Virginia Releases 2016-2017 SOL Test Results

Categories: Education,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2017/08-aug15.shtml

Reports on the percentage of public school students who achieved passing and advanced scores in reading and mathematics tests at various grade levels in Virginia.  Also covers subject focused tests.  Also provides links to results at the division and individual school levels.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2016

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2016/oasdi_sc16.pdf

Basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Conflict Management Training for Peacekeepers: Assessment and Recommendations

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR411-Conflict-Management-Training-for-Peacekeepers.pdf

Examines the role of conflict management training in preparing peacekeepers for United Nations/African Union missions.  Discusses findings and offers recommendations. From the United States Institute of Peace

(Africa     conflict resolution)

 

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