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National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2003 Summary

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes visits made to physician’s offices by patients. Includes data on characteristics of the patient, the physician’s practice, and the cause of the visit. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Trends in Cesarean Rates for First Births and Repeat Cesarean Rates for Low-Risk Women: 1990-2003

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Cesarean rates increased between 1996 and 2003 to the highest rates ever reported for low-risk women in the United States. From the National Center for Health Statistics

Health Insurance Coverage: Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2005

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Estimates that 41.7 million Americans, or 14% of the population, lacked health insurance. Also provides estimates for number of children who were uninsured and number of poor children covered by public health plans. From the National Center for Health Statistics

Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and Degrees … Conferred 2003-2004

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Summary data on more than 6,000 institutions participating in federal student financial aid programs. Includes data on types of institutions, degrees conferred, and cost of tuition and fees.

National Science Foundation Facility Plan

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology

Discusses current research objectives and opportunities and offers status reports on major research equipment and facilities construction projects supported by NSF

Taking Care: Ethical Care Giving in our Aging Society

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Health/Medical,Religion/Ethics

Looks at the current problems associated with aging in America and offers ethical guidelines for the care of persons who can no longer care for themselves. From the President’s Council on Bioethics

Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2003

Categories: Libraries/Museums,Statistics

National and state summary data on public libraries including population served, hours, staff, electronic services, total circulation, reference transactions, library visits, interlibrary loans, revenues and expenditures and more. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Work at Home in 2004

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that 20.7 million persons usually did some work at home as part of their primary job or 15% of the total nonagricultural workforce. Also provides characteristics of stay-at-home workers. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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