Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2004.

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Provides national estimates for a broad range of health measures for the U.S. adult non-institutionalized population. Covers chronic health conditions, selected mental health characteristics, health behaviors and lifestyle, health care access/utilization and more. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Initial Results from the 2005 NHES Early Childhood Program Participation Survey

Categories: Children,Education

Selected data on nonparental care arrangements of preschool children. Also covers educational programs of preschool children. 60% of children were in a nonparent care arrangement on a weekly basis in 2005. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Oil and Gas Industry Initiatives

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Energy,Govt Processes/Organization

Describes the current oversight activities employed by the Federal Trade Commission toward the oil and gas industry to protect consumers and prevent antitrust violations. Also describes current market conditions affecting pricing.

United Nations: Lessons Learned From Oil for Food Program …

Categories: Energy,Foreign Affairs,Iraq,United Nations

Reviews the internal control standards of the UN program that provided humanitarian relief to Iraq from oil revenues. Concludes that program was successful in averting a humanitarian crisis in Iraq during the sanctions period but needed an internationally accepted internal control framework to safeguard the program assets. From the Government Accountability Office.

Nation’s Population One-Third Minority

Categories: Headlines,Hispanics,Population/Census

One in every three U.S. residents is part of a group other than single-race, non-Hispanic white. Nearly half of U.S. children under five are racial or ethnic minorities. Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing minority group, accounting for 49% of the nation’s population growth from 2004 to 2005. Press release with links to tables for national population estimates for 2005. From the Census Bureau.

Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,Iran,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Syria,WMD

Reports concern that Iran may have a clandestine nuclear weapons program. Also includes sections on Libya, North Korea, Syria, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism. Discusses China, North Korea and Russia as key suppliers. Covers the period of 2004, though the Deputy Director of National Intelligence is charged with delivering such reports every six months. Posted by the Federation of American Scientists.